AstraZeneca, FOB Synthesis to Make Bacterial Infection Antibiotic

Jan 29, 2014

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

AstraZeneca and FOB Synthesis will partner to develop a new antibiotic to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections, by potentially combining AZ’s preclinical beta lactamase inhibitor (BLI) with the synthesis company’s preclinical carbapenem antibiotic, designed to help break down bacteria’s resistance to carbapenems. The companies did not disclose the value of their research and development option and license agreement at this time. Read the full story