GARDP welcomes first R&D Director

[Geneva – 10 July 2018]
Seamus O’Brien, formerly of Pfizer, joins not-for-profit antibiotic developer
GARDP is pleased to welcome Seamus O’Brien as its first R&D Director. Seamus’s appointment completes recruitment of senior R&D positions as GARDP builds up a skilled team of experts from the antimicrobial field.

Researchers gather in New Delhi to kick off observational study for newborns with sepsis

[New Delhi/Geneva – 3 July 2018]
Study aims to guide development of new treatments and reverse global increase in deaths of newborns
Over 80 researchers from 11 countries are meeting in New Delhi today to kick off an observational study to understand sepsis in newborns and current antibiotic prescribing practices. The observational study, led by GARDP, is benefiting from US$2 million funding from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

New PLOS Channel brings together science, R&D, policy, and public health research for the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) community

[Geneva – 22 May 2018]
PLOS, in collaboration with GARDP, is delighted to announce the launch of the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Channel during the World Health Assembly, Geneva. This new channel offers the AMR research community access to the latest research, as well as commentaries, blogs, news, and discussions that span science, research and development, policy, and public health in the fight against AMR.

South African Medical Research Council funds GARDP efforts to deliver new antibiotics for drug-resistant infections

[26 April 2018]
Funding will support studies on new treatments for neonatal sepsis and drug-resistant STIs in South Africa
GARDP is pleased to announce the strengthening of its collaborative efforts with the SAMRC. This funding will contribute to the global development and delivery of affordable new or improved antibiotic treatments for drug-resistant bacterial infections where there are currently no adequate treatments, beginning with neonatal sepsis and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

GARDP’s response to DRIVE-AB’s report Revitalizing the antibiotic pipeline

[25 January 2018]
The Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) welcomes DRIVE-AB’s acknowledgement that a combination of ways to apply and attract financial investments in research and development (‘push and pull incentives’) are required to effectively stimulate antibiotic innovation. We support many of their recommendations.

The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO report confirms

[19 September 2017]
A report – “Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis” – launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

More than EUR 56 million raised to fund initiative to fight antibiotic resistance

[Berlin – 4 September 2017]
Germany hosts pledging event for GARDP, a new initiative to develop new antibiotic treatments
Germany together with a number of countries and foundations today pledged EUR 56.5 million to help develop new treatments to fight against antibiotic resistance, during a fundraising event for the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP), hosted in Berlin by the German Federal Ministry of Health and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Entasis Therapeutics and the Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership (GARDP) to develop a new treatment for drug-resistant gonorrhea

[Boston, Geneva – 6 July 2017]
First partnering deal for newly-created GARDP with Entasis includes access and stewardship strategy to tackle drug-resistant gonorrhea

Zoliflodacin, a novel first-in-class oral antibiotic and one of the only treatments in development to address the rapidly-growing threat of drug-resistant gonorrhea will enter pivotal trials, thanks to a new partnership between the not-for-profit Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) and Entasis Therapeutics. The announcement comes as the World Health Organization (WHO) releases alarming new data today showing that of 77 countries surveyed across the world, more than 60% report resistance to the last-resort treatment for gonorrhea.
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