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AstraZeneca And The Broad Institute Partner To Advance Discovery Of Antibacterial And Antiviral Agents
Date:9/10/2012

Biology Platform said: "We are thrilled to be working together with AstraZeneca on this project, which is closely aligned with the Broad Institute's mission to propel the understanding and treatment of human disease. The Broad is one of the few places that has made a meaningful investment in new chemistry in the last five years, and we welcome this remarkable opportunity to harness that investment to improve human health."

Dr. Manos Perros, vice president and head of the AstraZeneca Infection Innovative Medicines Unit said: "We believe new and collaborative approaches between the private and public sectors will help speed the discovery and development of new treatments, particularly for antibiotic-resistant infections. We are very pleased to work hand in hand with the Broad Institute to combine our unique resources and strong histories in innovation, discovery and development to speed advancements in treatments for infections. Through this collaboration we have already identified several new potential projects to pursue."

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About AstraZeneca  ̶  Infection

The steady rise of drug-resistant bacteria is an imminent and urgent threat to public health. Diseases such as tuberculosis are huge health challenges in the developing world and a re-emerging health issue in many developed countries. As one of the leading companies still actively investing in novel antibiotic research, AstraZeneca remains steadfast in our commitment to discovering and developing new medicines to treat these diseases. With one of the world's largest antibacterial pipelines and strong partnerships, we focus on the development of treatments for serious bacterial infections, viral infections and diseases of the developing world as well as diagnostics and the development of novel vaccines. For more information, visit www.astrazeneca.com/research.

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