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1 million prize for a diagnostic test to combat antibiotic resistance

August 17, 2016

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A prize antibiotics callof €1 million will be awarded to the person or team that develops a rapid test to tell whether a patient needs to be treated with antibiotics or not, the European Commission announced today. The aim is to stop overuse of antibiotics and halt the growing resistance of micro-organisms to them that causes every year 25 000 deaths and over €1.5 billion in healthcare expenses and productivity losses in Europe alone.

The rules of contest are now available online. Contestants will be able to submit their entries from 10 March 2015 until 17 August 2016.

More information about the Horizon Prize..



August 17, 2016
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