Tag Archives: Antimicrobial Resistance

BD launches diagnostic instrument for rapid identification of bacteria and detection of antimicrobial resistance

New Delhi: BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a global medical technology company, on Wednesday announced the launch of its next generation diagnostic instrument for the rapid identification of bacteria and detection of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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Chennai to host Workshop on Longitude Prize Discovery Awards

Chennai: The British Deputy High Commission Chennai, in association with Nesta (an independent charity that works to increase the innovation capacity of the UK), is organising a ‘workshop on £10 million Longitude Prize Discovery Awards to tackle anti-microbial resistance: how to win’.

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How drug-resistant TB can show the path to tackling antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global health threat, and it is estimated that by 2050, 10 million lives a year and a cumulative 100 trillion USD of economic output are at risk due to the rise of drug-resistant infections, if we do not find solutions to tackle the rise of drug resistant pathogens.

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Pioneering Indian research centre launched to find solutions to excessive use of antibiotics

London: Researchers from the University of Sheffield are set to tackle some of the largest global health problems thanks to a landmark collaboration between the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Government of India Department of Biotechnology (DBT).

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Rs 30 crore approved for antimicrobial resistance programme

New Delhi: The union health ministry has approved Rs 30 crore for antimicrobial resistance surveillance programme that will include setting up of 30 laboratories and training microbiologists, lab technicians, clinicians, pharmacists and others.

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WHO urges rational use of antibiotics to fight against infectious diseases

On World Health Day 2011 being observed today, WHO (World Health Organisation) has urged intensified global commitment to safeguard antibiotics for future generations. According to WHO, growing resistance by microbes to antibiotics threatens the continued effectiveness of many medicines. The organisation has therefore made antimicrobial resistance the theme of this year’s World Health Day.

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