Fund chief to kickstart fundamental changes in antibiotics market

Even though Novo Nordisk-funded AMR Action Fund was created to finance the development of antibiotics, CEO Henry Skinner expects that a lot of the fund's work will also involve raising awareness on the deepening lack of new antibiotics.

AMR Action Fund Henry Skinner | Photo: AMR Action Fund / PR

Henry Skinner struggles to hold himself back when discussing current issues with the antibiotics market. As the newly appointed CEO for the antimicrobial resistance research fund AMR Action Fund, being passionate about this area is sort of embedded in his job description.

The fund was established last year by a confederation of some of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, with Novo Nordisk being one of the major contributors. The underlying purpose is to support the failing antibiotics market, which is generating ever-fewer new drugs.

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