Driving reinvestment in R&D for antibiotics and advocating their responsible use

EU announces €1 million Horizon Prize for better use of antibiotics

The European Commission has launched the Horizon Prize for Better Use of Antibiotics to stimulate innovative thinking and find solutions to the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance. It is a challenge prize offering a cash reward of €1 million to whoever can most effectively meet the following challenge:

Develop a rapid test that will allow healthcare providers to distinguish, at the point of care, between patients with upper respiratory tract infections that require antibiotics and those that can be treated safely without them.