First results of Antibiotic Research UK funded science programmes presented at 2019 ECCMID in Amsterdam

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Research

Scientific progress often appears to  move at a snail’s pace owing to the rigorous design of experiments and repetition of findings. We were delighted therefore when the results of two of our research programmes which we supported were presented as posters at the 2019 European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Poster 1 was …

Non-antibiotic therapy to treat Travellers’ Diarrhoea – DIAMOND clinical trial – over 70 patients now recruited

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Research

This innovative clinical research project will test a non-antibiotic triple therapy for the treatment of Travellers’ Diarrhoea (TD). This is a common occurrence when UK residents visit parts of the world such as India and South East Asia as well as South America. In China, TD is quite common and the first line treatment is antibiotic therapy (usually ciprofloxacin). This …

Will Major Pharma Get Back To Discovering And Developing Antibiotics Any Time Soon?

Colin Garner Learn more, Research

The short answer is I doubt it. The problem of bacterial antibiotic resistance is not new but successive governments around the world have failed to implement real change or put significant financial incentives in place. Numerous reports, meetings and government statements about the problem have failed to reverse the trend of major pharma withdrawing from developing new antibiotics against bacterial …