Antimicrobial resistance is a major issue which threatens to set modern medicine back to the pre-antibiotic era. Researchers estimate hard-to-treat infections already kill more than a million people per year globally. In this context world-leading innovations from United Kingdom are helping to develop two antibiotics which will save many lives. These ‘last line of defence’ drugs will tackle severe infections which cannot be cleared by other treatments. And to witness international interest in this new development which will help incentivise investment in developing new antibiotics which can ensure our children can continue to treat common infections in the future.
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