Report urges controversial ‘delinkage’ to foster new antibiotics

in 2014, Kevin Outterson, Nature, Newsmakers, School of Law
April 9th, 2014

Kevin Outterson, School of Law

It is conceivable that the day may come when a pandemic bacterial strain emerges with resistance to all of the drugs currently available in our medical arsenal. Given this possible threat, a leading UK think tank has released a report calling for a radical new business model to kickstart the development of new antibiotics…

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“From society’s perspective, we want antibiotics to be available and used appropriately and from a company’s perspective, they want a credible commitment that when they commit funds to antibiotic research and development, in ten years’ time the money will be there.”

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