Superbugs & Superdrugs

This year’s event will gather leaders from pharmaceutical companies, academia and the wider scientific community together with regulatory agencies and public-private partnerships, to discuss the growing threat of antibiotic resistance.

Distinguishing resistance from resilience to prolong antibiotic potency

Resistant strains of bacteria can soldier through a dose of beta-lactam antibiotics with little disturbance to their population levels. Resilient strains, however, suffer a population crash before their community can secrete enough beta-lactamase enzymes to degrade the antibiotic to a tolerable level.