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Antimicrobials and AMR – The 21st century challenge for public health

What are antimicrobials? An antimicrobial is an agent (natural, semi-synthetic, chemical substance), that is used to kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms [1]. Antimicrobial medicines are classified based on the microorganisms they act against. For example, antibiotics are normally used against bacteria, while antifungals are used against fungi. Another classification of antimicrobials is based on their function, […]

Bacteriophages – Fighting antimicrobial resistance

Bacteriophages (phages) are viruses infecting bacteria and can be used as an alternative to antimicrobials. But how can we use viruses to kill bacterial pathogens? AVANT will develop and test anti-ETEC phages based products to reduce the use of colistin and other highest priority critically important antimicrobial HP-CIAs for the treatment of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli […]