Following the launch of Public Health England’s new media campaign, ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’, Caroline Purslow, our new programme manager, discusses the latest antibiotic data and how the Longitude Prize can help keep antibiotics working.
Hand hygiene practices need to be made as simple as possible and healthcare workers really need to believe that they work to reduce infection, especially for low-resource maternity facilities, Giorgia Gon says.
Team Prismatix is working on a multifaceted test to determine what bacteria is causing an infection and which antibiotics will be the most effective, but their biggest challenge is making a rapid test that works within 30 minutes.
Mary is a survivor of sepsis and currently lives with a life threatening antibiotic resistant bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Here she tells her story of heart failure, being brought back to life, post-septic shock and her goal to continue educating people with her own experiences.
Find out who won! The second round of Longitude Prize Discovery Awards sees thirteen teams from around the world receive funding to support development of their rapid test to better target the use of antibiotics and eliminate unnecessary use.
Despite winning a Discovery Award last November, Vitas Pharma finds that creating a truly point-of-care (POC) test has proven difficult for their future application for the Longitude Prize. In this Q&A Dr. Radha Rangarajan explains why.