Morten Søgaard is leaving Pfizer to join Astellas, where he will be in charge of 100 employees. Going from one of the world largest pharmaceutical firms to a considerably smaller one will be a challenge, he says.
Drug-resistant bacteria kill hundreds of thousands of people every year, and national regulatory forces across the world are now coming together to ensure a uniform approach to clinical trials for antibiotics.
International antibiotic alliance Carb-X has received commitments of up to USD 370m to accelerate the development of new antibiotics to combat a future shortage. The news is welcomed by several players on the AMR field.