Thirteen teams from around the world have won funding towards the development of a new test to better target the use of antibiotics
Thirteen teams from around the world are receiving Discovery Awards of between £10,000 and £25,000 to help them develop a new test to better target the use of antibiotics
The latest round of winners come from countries including India, Israel, Australia, Belgium, the Netherlands, the USA and the UK.
Many of the teams are working on technology that will be able to detect the susceptibility of bacteria to antibiotics, which will be invaluable in guiding specific antibiotic treatments for bacterial infections, helping to further reduce the spread of drug resistance.
The Discovery Awards are small seed grants designed to help teams and individuals further develop their ideas for the Longitude Prize; a £10million challenge to create a cost-effective, accurate, rapid and easy-to-use test for bacterial infections that will allow health professionals worldwide to administer the right antibiotics at the right time.
Applications for the awards were submitted between January and April 2017 and the panel met in June to decide the winners.
Our next round of applications for Discovery Award funding are due 1 September 2017 and are exclusive to teams in India.