Antibiotic Awareness Week – What the UN says about taking action against resistance

As the global concern over antibiotic resistance grows, more and more world organizations are weighing in on the need for action in the fight against resistance. This Antibiotic Awareness Week, we’re highlighting some of the key points addressed by the UN General Assembly at their High Level Meeting on AMR held earlier this fall.  On September 21, 2016 in New …

[E-Book] Global Health Organizations Getting the Word Out About Resistance

It’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week, a global awareness campaign dedicated to making sure the world stays educated on the causes of antibiotic resistance and what can be done to prevent it before it even happens! Championed by WHO and other global health organizations, Antibiotic Awareness Week uses social media campaigns, webinars, independent events, and more to get the word out …

With World Antibiotic Awareness Week approaching fast, what can we learn from WHO?

November 14-20 marks the 2016 edition of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, a time where health organizations around the world focus on getting the word out about antibiotic resistance, its threats to global health, and what can be done to prevent it. One of the organizations most active in Antibiotic Awareness Week is the World Health Organization (WHO), which also runs …

Cepheid’s Diagnostics First: Providing education and solutions in the AMR space

Diagnostics companies are joining the fight against antimicrobial resistance in full force as the concern for repercussions of inaction grow. One such company, Cepheid, has taken its solution provider identification even more seriously than most, launching the Diagnostics First initiative. This program champions rapid diagnostics and molecular testing as a key tool in preventing resistance. Accurate and timely diagnostic testing …

[WHITEPAPER] Quantitative Urine Culture in cUTI Trials: What is the Problem With Genomix? Part 1

Quanitative Urine Culture in cUTI Trials: What is the Problem With Genomix? Part 1 courtesy of PSI CRO The first in a two-part article, this whitepaper discusses the challenges and best practices involved in achieving ideal outcomes in quantitative urine culture studies. Download the whitepaper now to learn more about: urine specimen stability quantitative urine culture contamination rates …and more ! …

[WHITEPAPER] Rapid Molecular Diagnostics: Supporting CDC’s Four Core Actions to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

Rapid Molecular Diagnostics: Supporting CDC’s Four Core Actions to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance Download the whitepaper, courtesy of Cepheid here>> Some of the most widely used therapies in medicine, antibiotics have also steadily become some of the most improperly used treatments. Antibiotics have saved many lives and changed the face of medicine, but reliance upon them has also led to serious …

Michael Draper of Sanofi: Featured Speaker at World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress USA 2016

Dr. Michael Draper is currently the Senior Director of External Science and Partnering and a member of the Science, Strategy & External Innovation and Science Policy group at Sanofi. He has more than 15 years of research and development experience in the pharmaceutical industry at both large and small pharmaceutical companies. After completing his postdoctoral studies, he joined the organization …

Edmund Pezalla of Aetna: Featured Speaker at World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress USA 2016

Edmund Pezalla, M.D., MPH, is Aetna’s National Medical Director for Pharmaceutical Policy and Strategy. He is responsible for the integration of pharmacy policy and activities into Aetna’s overall strategy and operations. Dr. Pezalla also serves as the lead clinical spokesperson for Aetna in pharmacy related issues and represents Aetna on industry work groups and conferences. Dr. Pezalla is Aetna’s leading …