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Newsletter 4 - April 2015







COMBACTE Open Call

Bruno Francois discussed the start of the SAATELLITE study in his blog on the 2nd of March and I am delighted to say that the Open Call for a new asset (or assets) to join MEDI4893 in COMBACTE is now open! The process of how to fill the gap left by the termination of GSK1322322 has been a learning process for both the management board and IMI as we have worked through ensuring that this is a fair and transparent process for potential interested EFPIA partners. Read more..









Launch COMBACTE-CARE

18 European academic partners and 3 pharmaceutical companies launched a new project under the Innovative Medicines Initiative funded New Drugs 4 Bad Bugs program: COMBACTE-CARE. COMBACTE-CARE (Combatting Bacterial Resistance in Europe-Carbapenem-Resistance) will bring highly innovative studies related to infections caused by Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). Read more..







EPI-Net: COMBACTE’S 4th Pillar

The ambitious goal of this project is to significantly contribute to the reduction of heterogeneity of current surveillance systems in Europe, articulate a comprehensive epidemiologic research strategy by establishing a network of experts from academia and industry, and address research needs to support antibacterial drug development. Read more..



Project Coordinator
Dr. Helen Steel
helen.m.steel@gsk.com

Academic Project Coordinator
Prof. Marc Bonten
M.J.M.Bonten@umcutrecht.nl
Academic Clinical Lead
Bruno Francois MD
bruno.francois@chu-limoges.fr

Deputy Project Co-ordinator
Seamus O'Brien
seamus.obrien@astrazeneca.com


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This research project receives support from the Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking under grant agreement n° 115523 | 115620 | 115737 resources of which are composed of financial contribution from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) and EFPIA companies in kind contribution.

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