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Four research teams from India receive awards for point-of-care diagnostic tests, 3 of them focused on sepsis.
A review finds the biomarker cut mortality and antibiotic exposure in patients with acute respiratory infections.
Recommendations focus on public-private R&D funding, incentives, and other steps.
The fast, automated assay performs well against gold standard TB tests.
Point-of-care tests, shared decision making, and procalcitonin-guided therapy were singled out.
Funds will help combat resistance, launch a TB surveillance center.
The results suggest that clinical labs should consider using an additional test to validate results.
Two companies that have received funds—Spero Therapeutics and Entasis Therapeutics—say CARB-X support has been instrumental.
"If we can eradicate the empirical use of antibiotics . . . we can achieve a lot," Zowawi says.
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