How is the Medical Industry Still Trying to Overcome Antibacterial Resistance?

SMi Reports: Superbugs & Superdrugs USA returns to Iselin, New Jersey on 13th and 14th November 2017.

Iselin, NJ, October 02, 2017 --( Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the threat of multidrug-resistant infections, according to a new World Health Organization report published in recent weeks. Adding to the concern, it is likely that the speed of increasing resistance will outpace the slow drug development process. Source:

SMi’s Superbugs and Superdrugs USA conference will address these challenges and provide further insight into financing initiatives and industry incentives to increase the speed of drug discovery and development when it returns to New Jersey this fall. It will gather a community of scientific researchers and industry leaders to not only learn from clinical updates and funding solutions to strengthen the antibiotic drug pipeline, but also to network and collaborate with peers who are determined to ensure the continued availability of effective treatments for serious infections.

Topics on the agenda will include:

Advances in regulatory tools and incentives to stimulate innovation in antimicrobial research and development.
Multi-mechanistic antibodies and their potential for serious bacterial infections.
Innate defense regulators - results from Phase 1 and 2 studies
Update on pathways to study priority antibiotics
Novel metal-binding chemistry & processes to rationally design effective metalloenzyme inhibitors
Targeting pseudomonas aeruginosa with an antibody-drug conjugates
Insight into a new class of antibiotics with study results
Preventing hospital infections from medical devices
Slowing antibiotic resistance by minimising the microbiome’s disruption in response to antibacterial treatments
Advances towards preventing clostridium difficile infections through vaccination
Overview of three discovery projects illustrating different approaches to tackling the problem of Gram-negative pathogens

The notable speaker line-up will feature:

Anthony Simon Lynch, Senior Scientific Director, Janssen Research & Development
John Rex, Chief Strategy Officer, Carb-X
William Weiss, Director, Unt Health Science Center
Ken Stover, Senior Director, Medimmune
Nicole Mahoney, Director, Global Regulatory Policy, Merck
Mark Albrecht, Project Officer, BARDA
Michael Pride, Senior Director Vaccine Immunology, Serology & Diagnostic Assays, Pfizer
Mike Westby, Director, Centauri Therapeutics
Obadiah Plante, Director Of Research, Visterra
Cara Cassino, Chief Medical Officer, Contrafect
Christopher Mcmaster, President & Ceo, Denovamed
David Huang, Chief Medical Officer, Motif Biosciences
Karen Joy Shaw, Chief Scientific Officer, Amplyx Pharmaceuticals
Carl Genberg, Ceo, N8 Medical Llc
Richard Alm, Vice President Biology, Macrolide Pharmaceuticals
Ryan Cirz, Director Of Early Research, Achaogen
Timothy Opperman, Senior Scientist, Microbiotix
Olga Danilchanka, Microbiome Lead, Merck & Co.
Oreola Donini, Chief Scientific Officer, Soligenix

Further details are available online at

Superbugs & Superdrugs USA will take place on 13th & 14th November at the Renaissance Woodbrigde Hotel in Iselin, New Jersey. Sponsored by Merck and Soligenix.

Contact Information:

For all media inquiries contact Teri Arri on Tel: +44 (0)20 7827 6162 / Email:

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