BioInfect Conference – Redx joins industry leaders to combat one of the biggest threats to global health
10 Nov 2015
Redx Pharma is pleased to be participating today at BioInfect, the major one day conference bringing together industry leaders to focus on the threat of antimicrobial resistance and the critical issues relating to the development of newanti-infectives.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an increasingly serious global public health issue that threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi. Redx is working in collaboration with the NHS to tackle AMR, and the Group’s anti-infectives subsidiary has one of the biggest research teams in the UK, if not Europe, developing the next generation of antibiotics. AMR requires action across all government sectors and society, and the 2015 BioInfect Conference recognises this urgent need.
Today’s event in Alderley Park features a keynote address by Lord Jim O’Neill, who is leading the UK’s Review on Antimicrobial Resistance.
Dr Neil Murray, CEO of Redx, James Anderson, Head of Corporate Government Affairs, GSK, Ramanan Laxminarayan, VP for Research and Policy for the Public Health Foundation of India and Hala Audi, the Head of the AMR review team, will be speaking on the
proposed financial models to address the global AMR challenge.
The conference, now in its third year, is sponsored by Boyds, Shore Capital, HGF Limited, Manchester Science Partnerships and Acceleris Capital.
Dr Neil Murray, Chief Executive of Redx, commented:
We are pleased to be taking part in BioInfect, a conference looking at the impact of antimicrobial resistance, which is one of the biggest problems facing world health today. BioInfect has an important role in helping to share knowledge and foster collaboration between companies, policymakers and health workers. Redx’s anti-infectives subsidiary is at the forefront of AMR research.