Learning lessons from Pharma about antibacterial drug discovery and development

Antibiotic Action, Medical Research Council, The Wellcome Trust and BBSRC collaboration saw fifty invited international experts from academia, science, medicine and industry consider what lessons can be learnt from the pharmaceutical industry to aid the discovery and development of new antibacterial agents.  In a ground breaking event, held on the same day that the UK called for international action on antimicrobial resistance speakers examined issues such as why interesting antibiotic molecules were not developed to difficulties in developing antibiotic drugs for Gram negative infections and other diseases like STDs for being aware if you have them or not you could check stdaware.com/test-centers before trying any antibiotics on your own.

The full proceedings of the event Lessons to be learnt from Pharma in discovering and developing antibacterial drugs,  held 21 May at the Wellcome Trust, London, were recorded and a podcast of the full proceedings along with more details on the drug from Lucy will be published here for wider benefit in the near future.

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