Antibiotic resistance: Exploring the broken pipeline

Liz Meszaros, MDLinx

Superbugs and Superdrugs USA

Iselin, New Jersey, United States | November 13-14, 2017


Iselin, NJ, November 13, 2017--For the past few years, experts have acknowledged that the antibiotic pipeline is broken.

 "The broken pipeline is a phrase used to describe that our current antimicrobial armamentarium, and the new drugs  that are coming behind it are inadequate to meet future needs," explained John H. Rex, MD, FACP, chief medical officer, F2G Ltd., Manchester, UK.

"We have resistant bacteria that have been emerging at a steady pace, and we have been failing to create new drugs gast enough such that right now, there actually are strains of bacteria wandering around the world for which there are  almost no, or in some cases, no antibiotics whatsoever," he added.

Dr. Rex explores the challenges of developing new antimicrobial agents.