Interview with Martin Everett speaker at Superbugs & Superdrugs

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SMi Reports: An Interview with Martin Everett, Chief Scientific Officer, at Antabio, who will be speaking at SMi’s highly anticipated 22nd Annual Superbugs & Superdrugs Conference on the 30th and 31st March 2020 in London.

This year’s global focused two-day conference pharmaceutical is for industry professionals looking to gain an in-depth knowledge of the scientific, economic, and regulatory challenges facing the critical global issue of antibiotic resistance.

For interested individuals to attend the conference, use the link below within the next 3 weeks to register: www.superbugssuperdrugs.com/PR5

Martin Everett has over 25 years’ experience in academia, pharmaceutical R&D (GSK) and biotechnology (MerLion, ANTABIO) as a drug discovery scientist, with an interest in antibiotic resistance/persistence mechanisms. At GSK he managed a high-throughput screening group and led several lead discovery projects. At MerLion he was Head of Research leading a multi-disciplinary team discovering novel natural product derived compounds.

We are delighted to share some excerpts from the speaker’s interview Q&A session:

What do you see as the greatest challenge for you to overcome personally in the field at the moment?
“Antabio has great programs which are poised for clinical development and which can make a real difference to patients. My greatest challenge is to keep these programs moving forward during these constrained times and ensure that Antabio is best-positioned to take advantage of the inevitable surge of interest from funders and investors that will come from the announcement of new initiatives.”

What current hot topic will you be addressing in your presentation and what would you say makes it relevant to 2020?
“This past year, 2019, has seen further spread and evolution of NDM in all parts of the world. I will be addressing the global impact of NDM-mediated carbapenem resistance and presenting Antabio’s novel preclinical candidate beta-lactam/beta-lactamase combination as a targeted solution to this growing problem.”

The Superbugs & Superdrugs conference in March, Martin will be speaking on PRECLINICAL DEVELOPMENT OF METALLO-B-LACTAMASE INHIBITOR (ANT2681) IN COMBINATION WITH MEROPENEM AS A POTENT AGENT AGAINST NDM-CRE covering:
• Worldwide CRE prevalence summary
• Discovery of a novel MBL-inhibitor: ANT431 and reinstating susceptibility
• Progress of the MBLi programme towards a preclinical candidate: ANT2681
• The future of antibiotic adjuvants and combination therapies

There will be a variety of topics regarding Superbugs & Superdrugs covered at the conference by a diverse range of speakers. To learn more about The full interview, agenda and speaker line-up a brochure is available online at www.superbugssuperdrugs.com/PR5

The event is sponsored by Scynexis.
For sponsorship enquiries contact Alia Malick on +44 (0)20 7827 6164 or amalick@smi-online.co.uk

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Superbugs & Superdrugs 2020
Conference: 30th – 31st March 2020
Workshops: 1st April 2020
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK
www.superbugssuperdrugs.com/PR5
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