Antimicrobial Resistance

AMR DxC Competition

We aim to galvanise the next generation of researchers into action for AMR Diagnostics


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is set to devastate modern medicine if left unchecked. Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is recognised as a global public health issue, with substantial societal and economic impact. Policy makers are increasingly convinced of the need for a coordinated global and interdisciplinary response to curtail further spread of AMR. The pressing need for development and implementation of rapid diagnostics to combat AMR is highlighted globally by various stakeholders, including the widely recognised Independent Review on AMR, the World Economic Forum, the G20, the UN General Assembly high-level meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance and the UN Inter-Agency Coordination Group on AMR (IACG). To address this shortfall there are a range of global research driven initiatives such as JPIAMR or challenge prizes such as the Longitude Prize.

We aim to connect and inspire the next generation of talent to seed diagnostic innovation globally by launching AMR DxC - the Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics Challenge. AMR DxC is formed around three key components, AMR DxC Competition, AMR DxC Network, AMR DxC School. We are currently building the annual AMR DxC Competition as a global annual event which will generate a growing open access resource for the next generation of diagnostic innovators. AMR DxC competition partners, panel members, and teams will be connected by the AMR DxC Network to build an ever-expanding network of young talent and key players within the field. This will create a truly global, multidisciplinary, entrepreneurial and implementable route to rapidly develop new AMR diagnostics where they are needed most - independent of the location of the innovator.

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