Monday 22 December 2014

Antibiotic action: India and U.K.

UK Science & Innovation Network, India and the Royal Society of Chemistry have put together a report of interest. The report is titled: “Report on the UK-India Workshop and Roundtable on Mitigating Anti-microbial Resistance (AMR) and Controlling Infectious Diseases.”

The report is based on a meeting between the two bodies.

The key finding is:

“R&D in Central Nervous System (CNS) and antimicrobials has decreased significantly over the last 20 years globally. There is declining interest among Indian and global pharma companies to undertake research in AMR drug discovery due to the long gestation period, low returns and lack of expertise. For example, most drug discovery chemists do not understand the biology of the disease. There are fewer number of infectious diseases biologists in India.”

The report can be accessed here: Antibiotics

Posted by Tim Sandle

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