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CARB-X is accelerating global antibacterial innovation by investing in the development of new antibiotics and other life-saving products to combat the most dangerous drug-resistant bacteria. Our projects represent the world’s largest pre-clinical and early development pipeline of antibiotics and other therapeutics, diagnostics, microbiome and vaccines.

118+

$million

Invested

28

company

Projects

5

different

Countries

11

focused on new classes

Pipeline

The Challenge

Accelerate the development of novel antibiotics and other new approaches to address the emergence of drug-resistant superbugs.
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Spotlight on Science

SciBac is fighting fire with fire by using improved bugs as drugs

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“Antibiotics transformed modern medicine but overuse and inappropriate use have led to dangerous bacteria developing deadly resistance. Drug discovery must go hand-in-hand with concerted action to ensure antibiotics of last resort are reserved for patients where first-line treatments will not work. And we must ensure these treatments are available in all countries for those who need them.”

— Tim Jinks, Head of Drug Resistant Infections, Wellcome Trust
Watch this video with Tim Jinks on what Wellcome Trust is doing to address the rise of drug-resistant bacteria.

Funders

ASPR
BARDA
WellcomeTrust
NIAID
UK Government

Alliance Partners

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Accelerators and other partners

Events

Events

05.28.19

Pregny-Chambésy, Switzerland

Global AMR R&D Hub “Increasing Investments for AMR R&D” Workshop

06.03.19

Philadelphia, PA

2019 BIO International Convention

06.05.19

Chapel Hill, NC

Medical, Biomedical & Biodefense: Support to the Warfighter Symposium

CARB-X News

  • 05.14.2019  |  CARB-X funds Debiopharm to develop a new class of antibiotics to treat hospital-acquired pneumonia caused by multidrug-resistant superbug Acinetobacter baumannii full release

  • 04.30.2019  |  CARB-X launches new Funding Rounds to support the development of antibiotics, vaccines, diagnostics and other life-saving products that target drug-resistant bacteria full release

  • 03.14.2019  |  Germany joins CARB-X partnership in the fight against deadly drug-resistant superbugs full release

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In The News

  • 05.18.2019  |  ‘Post-antibiotics’ world is here, experts say full story

  • 05.15.2019  |  Poor Economic Incentives Are Leaving Doctors Without Antibiotics full story

  • 05.10.2019  |  Building New Models To Support The Ailing Antibiotics Market full story

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