Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is increasingly becoming a global problem. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 2 million people each year are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and 23,000 people die as a result. A recent study by the UK government estimated that by 2050, as many as 10 million people could die worldwide from antibiotic-resistant infections.
“Working to Fight AMR” is an initiative by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) to support efforts to increase development of new antibiotics to treat emerging AMR infections. Greg Frank, director of the campaign and director of Infectious Disease Policy at BIO, spoke with BioSpace about the campaign and its goals.
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