Fight AMR by taking antibiotics off our plates
The Coronavirus crisis has caused massive disruption, is omnipresent in the media and is apparent in most everyday life situations.
Yet there is another silent pandemic, slowly spreading across the world that few discuss, and many have never heard of, made ever-more deadly by the lack of attention we pay to it – antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Put simply, AMR means that bacteria are becoming resistant to antimicrobial drugs, particularly antibiotics.
The implications are immense; if bacteria become resistant to our most powerful weapon against them, then we will be left defenceless against the diseases and infections that we used to be able to treat routinely.
Boosting innovation in AMR?
15 OCT 2020: online Kick Off event AMR Innovation Mission UK 2021
The AMR Innovation Mission UK 2020/2021 aims to add to the global curbing of AMR by boosting joint early & translational research, R&D, clinical development, validation, registration and commercialisation of vaccines, microbial diagnostics and antimicrobial products.