BSAC initiative on regenerating antibacterial drug discovery & redefining the model for antibacterial drug development

The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy established the Urgent Need Initiative to examine opportunities for and barriers to the regenerations of antibacterial drug discovery and development.

The initiative:
A Identified barriers prohibiting participation in antibacterial drug discovery researchand consider how to re-stimulate interest in through public / private partnership initiatives.
B Examined regulatory barriers to and opportunities for bringing antibacterials to marketand propose new model(s) for the development of new antibacterial agents.
C Identifed how to raise awareness of the urgent need to restimulate interest and activity in the area of antibacterial drug discovery and to increase the chance of success of bringing agents to market.

We have held a series of expert evidence days on research, regulatory issues and pricing and economics, with input from experts in these fields from the UK, Europe and USA. The outputs will be a series of expert reports which will be presented to stakeholders at the above event, where views will be sought and issues further debated.

To view the full programme click here The Urgent Need Programme 22 September 2010

Further information regarding the initative can be found at

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Welcome & why ‘The Urgent Need’?

Professor Richard Wise, Chair, BSAC Urgent Need Initiative

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Overview of the stakeholder day…what we want of you

Professor Laura Piddock, President, BSAC

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Summaries of the deliberations of the working party

Press Session

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The challenge of fi nding new antibiotics

Dr David Livermore, London

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Regulatory hurdles & opportunities

Professor Roger Finch, Nottingham

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At what cost?: The economics of antibiotic resistance and its control

Dr Tony White, BSAC

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Moving forward – next steps

Fix it or forget it? What would your answer be?

Professor Richard Wise, Chair, BSAC Urgent Need Initiative Panel discussion / Q&A session

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Next steps

Professor Laura Piddock, President, BSAC

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Event details

22 September 2010

The Wellcome Trust, London

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