LabTechnology 2019: Tackling AMR as the biggest threat of Health and Food Safety
Utrecht (The Netherlands)
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) develops when bacteria, fungi or viruses are exposed to antibiotics, antifungals or antivirals. As a result, the antimicrobials become ineffective and infections may persist. In addition, medical interventions including surgery, chemotherapy and stem cell therapy may become impossible.
The global solutions to Antimicrobial resistance include:
- To prevent infectious diseases
- To implement antibiotic stewardship
- To develop improved microbial diagnostics
- To develop novel antibiotics and antimicrobial products
- To develop alternative antimicrobial strategies.
AMR is a global and above all collective challenge asking for an ‘inclusive’ solution: professionals and citizens must assume their responsibilities. AMR Insights is committed to eliminating antimicrobial resistance because it does not accept that millions of innocent people need to die as a result of resistant bacteria and other microorganisms.
Lecture by Maarten van Dongen of AMR Insights at Labtechnology 2019 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.