Cooperative development of antimicrobials: looking back to look ahead

  title={Cooperative development of antimicrobials: looking back to look ahead},
  author={Carl Nathan},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
As foundations and governments mobilize to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR), several experiments in academic–industrial collaboration have emerged. Here, I examine two historical precedents, the Penicillin Project and the Malaria Project of the Second World War, and two contemporary examples, the Tuberculosis Drug Accelerator programme and the Tres Cantos Open Lab. These and related experiments suggest that different strategies can be effective in managing academic–industrial… CONTINUE READING
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