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Nick Stalbow, partner at Ashurst llp appointed ANTRUK Trustee

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Stalbow to the charity’s Trustees.  Nick, a graduate of the University of Oxford, is a partner at international law firm, Ashurst LLP, based in the London office. Nick has over twelve years’ experience advising sponsors, commercial banks and funds on major infrastructure projects. He brings his strong, commercial background and experience …

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Press Release – Antibiotic Research UK comments on the final O’Neill review team’s report

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Prof. Colin Garner, Antibiotic Research UK chief exec and Emily, suffering from antimicrobial resistance comment on report   Professor Colin Garner, chief executive at Antibiotic Research UK, the world’s first charity established to fight antimicrobial resistance through the development of new antibiotics and awareness, welcomes the AMR review by Lord O’Neill but has concerns around the global focus of the …

STOP PRESS Living in the South of England? Why not come and hear Dr John Broughall talk about antibiotic resistance and ANTRUK?

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Come and hear John speak at the following venues and dates about antibiotic resistance. Organisation                 Venue                Date                  Location Café Scientific              Basingstoke     23rd May           http://www.meetup.com/CafeSci-Basingstoke/events/230962325/ Contact Bob Clifford Skeptics in the Pub      Reading            20th June          RYND    7:30pm start Contact Mike Agg Café Scientific              Southampton   11th July           …

Westminster Hall debate – Antibiotics: Research and Development Blog by Professor Colin Garner, chief executive of Antibiotic Research UK

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On 26 April 2016, Julian Sturdy, MP for York Outer, introduced a debate in Westminster Hall on antibiotic resistance and the future of research and development of new antibiotics. One of the most pressing issues for him was the need to incentivise more research and development to finding new antibiotics as we have so few drugs in the pipeline to …

Charity meets with Government Department of Health minister Jane Ellison MP and features in Westminster Hall debate

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Organised by Kevin Hollinrake MP for Thirsk and Malton, Antibiotic Research UK met with Jane Ellison MP, Minister for Public Health. ANTRUK was represented by Ashley Burgess (Chair), Professor Colin Garner (Chief Executive) and Dr David Brown (Chair of the charity’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee). The purpose of the meeting was to highlight the charity’s mission of a) developing …

Dr David Brown gives presentation on Antibiotic Resistance Breakers for Use In Combinations at Paris meeting

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Dr David Brown presented at the DNDi: Global Antibiotic R&D (GARD) Partnership Scientific Consultation, Institut Pasteur, Paris, 29 February 2016 on ANTRUK’s proposed research programme focussing on Antibiotic Resistance Breakers. The meeting was called by DnDI to discuss forming a new collaborative research programme on developing new drugs to tackle antibiotic resistance. Attended by over 100 delegates, the meeting was an …

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Tender Documents Sent Out for First Research Project on Antibiotic Resistance Breakers

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As a result of an extremely generous anonymous donation of £125,000, ANTRUK now has sufficient funds to conduct its first research project. The project is focussed  on finding Antibiotic Resistance Breakers (ARBs), that is molecules that are not antibiotics per se but in combination with an antibiotic can break resistance. Dr David Brown, the Charity’s chair of the Scientific and …

Bright Bee Communications, Exasol AG and Antibiotic Research UK work together to produce antibiotic prescribing heat maps

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At the end of last year we worked with a London based PR Agency Bright Bee Communications and one their clients Exasol AG. Exasol are a big data analysis software company and we decided together that we would analyse GP antibiotic prescribing data which was available for England and which covered the years 2010-2014. More information about our findings can …

Read About Dr David Brown, Chair of ANTRUK’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee

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David Brown has over 30 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical / biotechnology industry both in research and in senior executive roles. He served with four  of the top ten  Pharma companies: Zeneca, Pfizer, GlaxoWellcome, and Hoffman La-Roche; and also as President and Chief Executive of Cellzome AG, a biotechnology company headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany. Whilst at Pfizer he was named …

Archbishop of York agrees to become our Patron

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We were delighted that the The Most Reverend and Right Honourable the Lord Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, accepted our request to become the Charity’s first Patron. The Archbishop has a long-standing interest in health and welfare, particularly amongst the most deprived in society. He said on taking up his role “I am pleased to support Antibiotic Research, a charity …

ANTRUK’s Great British Tea Party 2015 and Announcement of 2016 Great British Tea Party

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Wednesday 18 November 2015 was European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD), a day when people all over Europe were made aware of the problem of antibiotic resistance through a public health campaign. ANTRUK decided that this day, which is held on the 18 November every year, would be a great day to have a national fundraising event. Rather than simply ask …

We Have Raised Nearly £400,000 Since Our Formation and Can Start our First Research Project

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Thanks to all our donors we have raised nearly £400,000 since the Charity was registered in July 2014. This is enormously encouraging and, I believe, shows the strength of our message. We have set ourselves an ambitious fundraising target of £30 million over the next five to seven years.  DONOR £s Events 22,000 Major donors 150,000 Trusts / Foundations 84,000 …

Why is Antibiotic Resistance Such a Significant Medical Problem?

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Professor Colin Garner provides a bit of background information about the problem of antibiotic resistance and how it affects us all. Antibiotic resistance is where bacteria become resistant to antibiotics This is a major health problem and it is getting worse. In the latest report published by Public Health England (ESPAUR 2015 – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/espaur-report-reveals-continued-rise-in-antibiotic-resistant-infections) there was a 15% increase in …

Professor Colin Garner, Antibiotic Research UK’s Chief Executive, quoted on front page of The Times

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Our Charity received a lot of media coverage during the week of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. A Joint Declaration by 83 pharmaceutical companies and eight industry associations was released to co-incide with the meeting. The Declaration stated that in return for government payment to make antibiotic development more financially attractive, in return, the companies have promised to …