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Call for Guest Writers – World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress USA

Call for Guest Writers This opportunity is open to all would-be commentators from all corner of the industry – from students, bloggers and journalists, to researchers and academics. Join us at the World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress USA 2015 for 2 days in Washington D.C. and work with our writers to cover the event and place your work in front of …

Orphan drugs AMR

Should we talk about orphan drug designation for AMR antibiotics?

With a little over 3 months to go until the inaugural World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress, we’ve been busy putting the finishing touches to the conference agenda. During our research, we’ve been posing the question: should orphan drug designations apply to antibiotics? Book today by visiting the website > On the one hand, ODD provides incentives to encourage AMR antibiotic development. Between …

Slava Epstein - iCHIP

Uncharted territory: iCHIP’s potential to generate high-throughput antibiotic production

Earlier this year, a promising antibiotic named teixobactin with the ability to vanquish drug-resistant pathogen was discovered. Early results show teixobactin to be active against the deadly bacterium MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) in mice. This important discovery was made possible by the work Slava Epstein and his lab, who developed the iCHIP technology. Story originally posted by Nature. Follow this link to view the original …

Brian Bachman, featured on VICE

Life in a Post-Antibiotic Era – Vice News

Like many, we here at Terrapinn are big fans of HBO’s Vice News. They cover many topics – and they cover them well. A few weeks back they had a segment on Anti-microbial resistance titled “The Post-Antibiotic Era”. Within it, they featured a few scientists in the space working on unique research. One of them was Brian Bachmann, a researcher …

The History of Antibiotics

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most important subjects of the 21st century. With the potential to cause nearly $100 trillion in damage to the world health and economy, the issue of infections untreatable by modern antibiotics is one that leaves many concerned and looking for answers. What’s even more concerning is the scarce, almost empty antibiotic pipeline. Between 1935 and …

Antibiotics crisis – will PPPs solve the need for super drugs?

[pullquote type=”right”]“[AMR] is an increasingly serious threat to global public health that requires action across all government sectors and society.” – World Health Organization[/pullquote] It is an alarming fact that AMR (AntiMicrobial Resistance) claims 23,000 Americans lives each year. According to a report commissioned by British Prime Minister David Cameron, AMR could result in 10 million deaths a year by …