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Improving data sharing to increase the efficiency of antibiotic R&D

Greater investment is needed in antibiotic R&D, and more must be done to maximize the impact of such investments. More widespread data sharing, such as the recent joint data contribution from Merck and Kyorin to the Pew Charitable Trusts’ SPARK platform, has a key role.

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Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 20, 1-2 (2021)

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Competing Financial Interests

Z.Z. is a co-founder, shareholder and the CEO of Forge Therapeutics. Forge Therapeutics currently receives funding support from CARB-X. K.O. is the PI for grants for CARB-X from the Biomedical Advanced Research & Development Authority (Cooperative Agreement No. 6 IDSEP160030), the Wellcome Trust, the UK Department of Health & Social Care (GAMRIF), the German Federal Ministry of Education & Research (BMBF) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The views expressed herein are personal, and are not necessarily the views of CARB-X or any CARB-X funder. The other authors declare no competing interests.

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