LifeArc, Dstl, CDRD Partner to Identify Targets for Multidrug-Resistant Infections

05:15 EDT 28 Jun 2017 | Genetic Engineering News

The U.K.’s LifeArc (previously MRC Technology), Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and Canada’s Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) established a partnership to identify novel antibacterial targets as the foundation for multi-drug resistance (MDR) antibiotic drug discovery and development.programs. The organizations say that while antibacterial drug discovery has to date focused primarily on single species resistance, the LifeArc, CDRD and Dstl partnership will take 'a more holistic approach, and focus on commonality across species to identify drug resistance genes and proteins. The most promising validated targets will be then be published and potentially progressed into drug discovery. Professor Timothy Atkins, senior fellow at Dstl, said the ability to protect both the civilian population and armed forces against infectious diseases will involve developing new antibacterial agents against a broad spectrum of pathogens. "To achieve this challenging goal we need to be working with scientists at the ...

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