UK R&D Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Goes Into Battle
The UK's recently launched AMR Centre has launched two R&D collaborations and plans two more this year.
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The Pink Sheet spoke with CEOs of Zavante and Amplyx as well as a BARDA official during a roundtable discussion at the recent BIO convention about incentives for antibiotic and antifungal drug development, including a lengthy discussion of the US BARDA's CARB-X accelerator, including ideas for expanding geographically and by product type.
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