American Chemical Society: New Antibiotics Are Hard to Come By. Red Tape is Making the Problem Worse.

AMR Action Fund CEO Henry Skinner is quoted in a well-reported story about the slow pace of antimicrobial development and the regulatory and financial challenges facing biotechs in this space. "Most investors have blinders on and just view this as a dysfunctional market," he said. "Putting aside all the other challenges, which are real, how do you break through the perception that this is just a field you cannot touch as an investor?"

The Fund is also credited for its investment in Utility Therapeutics, which recently earned F.D.A. approval of the uncomplicated UTI drug Pivya (pivmecillinam). 

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