Akira Kato, Shionogi CEO

Sh­iono­gi to pro­vide glob­al ac­cess to its an­tibi­otics, with fo­cus on poor coun­tries, as re­sis­tance fears grow

As the world faces a grow­ing chal­lenge of pathogens re­sis­tant to an­tibi­otics, Sh­iono­gi and the GARDP have com­mit­ted to an ex­e­cu­tion of a li­cense and tech­nol­o­gy trans­fer agree­ment with the Clin­ton Health Ac­cess Ini­tia­tive (CHAI).

Ac­cord­ing to Sh­iono­gi, the col­lab­o­ra­tion agree­ment will aim to in­crease ac­cess to an­tibi­otics for coun­tries around the world, with an em­pha­sis on low­er- and mid­dle-in­come na­tions. The agree­ment will fo­cus on ce­fide­ro­col, an an­tibi­ot­ic for the treat­ment of se­ri­ous Gram-neg­a­tive bac­te­r­i­al in­fec­tions.

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