COMBACTE MAGNET - Combatting bacterial resistance in Europe – Molecules against Gram-negative infections

Starting date
January 1, 2015
Duration (months)
84
Departments
Diagnostics and Public Health
Managers or local contacts
Tacconelli Evelina
URL
https://www.combacte.com/about/about-combacte-magnet-detail/

COMBACTE-MAGNET stands for Combatting bacterial resistance in Europe – Molecules against Gram-negative infections. The project focuses on the most vulnerable category of patients: those who are critically ill and being treated in intensive-care units. Gram-negative bacteria cause most ICU-associated infections. This project aims to find better options to deal with that threat.

The COMBACTE-MAGNET consortium brings together researchers from five pharmaceutical companies. And over thirty leading academic medical centers from ten European countries. Together we will increase our understanding of the needs of patients and doctors in intensive-care units across Europe. This knowledge will be used to advance the development of well-targeted, life-saving treatments.

COMBACTE-MAGNET aims to:

  • provide ground-breaking multinational phase I, II, and III studies targeting multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria;
  • analyze data about current microbial threats, treatment and drug resistance patterns in European countries where ICU patients are most at risk;
  • gather information on biological markers of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections;
  • create mathematical models of the infection’s effects;
  • provide a better understanding of why various patients may respond differently to infections;
  • provide researchers with knowledge to design more efficient and effective clinical trials of new molecules, accelerating the drug-development process enormously.

Sponsors:

Commissione Europea
Funds: assigned and managed by an external body
Syllabus: EUROPA - Progetti Europei

Project participants

Fabiana Arieti
Research Scholarship Holders
Monica Compri
Research Scholarship Holders
Ruth Joanna Davis
Research Scholarship Holders
Liliana Galia
Research Scholarship Holders
Fulvia Mazzaferri
Temporary Assistant Professor
Maria Diletta Pezzani
Temporary Assistant Professor
Evelina Tacconelli
Full Professor

Activities

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