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Superbugs will kill 22,000 Australians annually by 2040; but these stocks are trying to stop that

Superbugs were this week labelled as “the next great health crisis of our time” and there are a few ASX stocks seeking to address it. Superbugs are bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites immune to conventional antibiotics and pharmaceuticals. Yesterday, on the eve of World Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Week, Monash University has warned superbugs could kill […]

Antibiotic resistance: a matter of time

“Is this just a projection…?”  The narrator of this video asks, as she examines the possibility of a world devoid of effective antibiotics, a most precious resource. Due to “use, misuse, overuse” of antibiotics, a dire future is forecast. It is thought provoking, unnerving – but also deeply motivating to be part of global action […]

Australian Government makes strong commitment to fund the fight against AMR

The Australian Government Department of Health has this week published a summary of funding and strategy measures announced to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the recent 2020-21 Federal Budget. This includes $22.5m to address the priorities identified in Australia’s National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy – 2020 & Beyond. Key areas, as quoted in this excerpt, include: […]

Botanix Pharmaceuticals (ASX:BOT) gets U.S. FDA clearance for BTX 1801 development

Botanix Pharmaceuticals (BOT) has completed a pre-investigational new drug meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Infectious Diseases. The meeting assessed the potential of initiating clinical development of the company’s BTX 1801 antimicrobial drug for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs) in the U.S. It also enabled the company to receive feedback […]

BTX 1801 Update

Botanix (ASX:BOT) has today announced it has secured a clear development path from the FDA for its BTX 1801 synthetic cannabidiol antimicrobial product, following the successful completion of a Pre-Investigational New Drug (Pre-IND) meeting. Our team will have more clinical data to share soon too – our BTX 1801 Phase 2a study in Perth is […]

The PASTEUR Act

Two US lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill to create a new payment model to encourage drug developers to develop new classes of antibiotics. It’s called the PASTEUR Act, which will facilitate upfront payments to companies in exchange for unlimited access to their antibiotics. In turn, drug makers can recover their costs and turn a […]

This new antimicrobial resistance network could boost Recce, Botanix and Next Science

Botanix Pharmaceuticals Executive Director, Matt Callahan, spoke with Stockhead about the global threat of antimicrobial resistance yesterday: “The alarm bells have been going off the last five years (on antimicrobial resistance), but no one’s really believed that the global economy could be stopped and millions and millions of deaths could be caused by some kind […]