Antibiotic researchers are an endangered species

Take part in our survey to shed light on the current state of antibiotic research globally

We are dangerously close to losing antibiotic R&D within academia. Over the past 20 years we have been losing antibiotic researchers and others are not entering the field due to a number of factors. Antibiotic researchers are an endangered species.

We would like to quantify the current state of the industry to examine a potential looming ‘expertise gap’ where talented, knowledgeable antibiotic R&D staff are retrenched or re-purposed to different therapeutic areas as a result of the continued pharma exit from antibiotic R&D. We are also aware that there are new, exciting start-ups entering the field and it would be great to identify these.

Your participation will be of great help. This survey should take less than three minutes of your time and can be found here.

All responses are anonymised and we will report the collated analysis in a publication on the current state of antibiotic research globally.

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Community for Open Antimicrobial Drug Discovery

CO-ADD, Not-for-profit research initiative

CO-ADD is a not-for-profit initiative led by academics at The University of Queensland (Australia). Our goal is to screen compounds from academic research groups from anywhere in the world for free, and utilize their chemical diversity to discover novel compounds active against bacteria or fungi. We aim to engage and help researchers around the world to find new, diverse compounds to combat the superbug crisis.

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