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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, vaccines, and devices.

85+

$million

Invested

30+

company

Projects

7

different

Countries

10

new antibiotic classes in

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

Bugworks is developing a ‘superdrug’ to treat superbugs.

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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

Funders

ASPR
BARDA
WellcomeTrust
NIAID
UK Government

Alliance Partners

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Accelerators

Boston University
RTI
CLSI
MassBio
Broad Institute
DTRA
Wellcome Trust

Events

Events

10.15.18

12057 Berlin, Germany

Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2018

10.23.18

Geneva, Switzerland

Fostering Investment in the Development of New Antibacterial Treatments - UNCTAD World Investment Forum

10.25.18

Washington, DC

World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress 2018

CARB-X News

  • 09.24.2018  |  CARB-X calls for new ‘open science’ era in antibacterial innovation: Sharing scientific data will help speed the delivery of new antibiotics and other life-saving products to fight superbugs full release

  • 09.20.2018  |  CARB-X 2017-18 Annual Report is now online full release

  • 07.31.2018  |  CARB-X funds SciBac to develop a microbe drug that kills C. difficile superbugs full release

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In The News

  • 10.13.2018  |  Can We Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs? full story

  • 10.12.2018  |  Antibiotics may soon become useless. Now what? full story

  • 10.09.2018  |  Why Peter Thiel (Thiel Foundation’s Breakout Labs) is backing a tiny start-up waging war against the global superbug crisis full story

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