Follow Innovate UK KTN on the latest Global Expert Mission in AMR to the US

From 5 September 2022, Innovate UK KTN travels to the US to focus on potential markets for collaboration in Antimicrobial Resistance.

Posted on: 31/08/2022
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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one the biggest threats to global health and food security today. The improvident use of antibiotics in clinical settings and animal husbandry has been the key driver for the rise of AMR and is a major concern for both developed and developing countries.

Innovate UK KTN together with UK Science and Innovation (UK SIN) in US, will deliver a Global Expert Mission (GEM), bringing together key stakeholders from the UK and USA to exchange knowledge and showcase developments in antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The purpose of the GEM is to deep-dive in the country’s research and innovation ecosystem by engaging with leading experts in the field to support key programmes in the UK and to ensure continued leadership in the area.

The GEM will explore areas that are critical to circumvent the rise of AMR in humans and animals (livestock) by focussing on three key topics

i) Diagnostics

ii) Therapeutics including vaccines and

iii) Surveillance

Innovate UK KTN will bring together a group of UK experts to engage with leading businesses and academics in the US to explore areas for collaboration. The GEM provides a platform for businesses, universities and government agencies to engage with key stakeholders from the AMR community in the UK and the US, with the aim of fostering long-term collaboration and partnership.

The team are looking forward to expanding international collaborations and will report back next month! Follow us on Twitter: @KTN_Global and #AMRinUS.

About Global Expert Missions

The Global Expert Missions (GEM) programme is funded by Innovate UK to support the Industrial Strategy’s ambition for the UK to be the international partner of choice for science and innovation. Led by Innovate UK KTN, GEMs play an important role in building strategic partnerships, providing deep insight into the opportunities for UK innovation and shaping future bilateral collaboration programmes.

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