A Call to New Antibiotics Development!

Today in The New York Times, Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel (oncologist and vice provost at University of Pennsylvania), wrote an op-ed piece calling for a renewed focus and effort in the development of new antibiotics. He refers to recent outbreaks of multi-drug resistant organisms and possible reasons why developing new therapies has been lagging. Dr. Emanuel bring to attention the XPRIZE, a foundation that offers cash prizes for the development of new innovations that address unique problems, and offers a similar proposal. What if governments offered large cash prizes for the development of new antibiotics? Check out the op-ed piece as well as the XPRIZE website:

How to Develop New Antibiotics 

XPRIZE – Life Sciences Challenges