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Antibiotic resistance

Antimicrobial resistance: new research opens way to block transmission

Some researchers at the Université de Montréal have investigated the antimicrobial resistance mechanisms to antibiotics and the new possible ways to prevent it. As already known, this issue is a worldwide healthcare emergency. Scientists have focused on transfer of plasmids,…

Pfizer to launch new antibiotic Zavicefta in UK and Germany

Pfizer Inc. today announced that Zavicefta, a combination of antibiotics for the treatment of some Gram-negative bacterial infections requiring hospitalization, is now available in the UK and Germany. The company plans to launch the drug in additional markets outside the…

A new peptide can overcome bacterial resistance?

A team of researchers at MIT, the University of Brasilia and the University of British Columbia has announced it has developed a peptide that can target a large number of bacteria, including some of those resistant to existing antibiotic treatments….

European report: use of veterinary antibiotics decreases

The European Medicines Agency has published the sixth report on the sales of veterinary antibiotics in the European area. What strongly emerges is a downward trend between 2011 and 2014. Indeed, data from 28 countries from the EU and the…

Chinese startup obtains financing to study new antibiotics

TenNor Therapeutics, a Chinese startup founded in 2013, has obtained as much as $25m financing to develop a research focused on some antibiotics. In particular, trials will first focus on the best treatment in order to eradicate Helicobacter pylori and…