Accelerating Antibiotics: Kevin Outterson And Joe Larsen Explain CARB-X
Podcast with CARB-X Executive Director Kevin Outterson and BARDA Acting Deputy Director Joe Larsen describes the work of the accelerator, which just announced the first eleven projects in its portfolio.
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The Pink Sheet spoke with CEOs of antibiotic firm Zavante and antifungal specialist Amplyx as well as a BARDA official during a roundtable discussion at the recent BIO convention about what's needed to boost antimicrobial drug development, including "push" and "pull" incentives for drug makers.
Scrip spoke with the CEOs of antibiotic firm Zavante and antifungal specialist Amplyx as well as a BARDA official who oversees antibiotic funding programs during a roundtable discussion at BIO about what's needed to boost antimicrobial drug development. Topics addressed in this part 1 of the discussion include company funding strategies, impact of the CARB-X program, and unique opportunities and challenges for antifungals.