Fighting back against catastrophic superbugs that threaten us all

Superbugs are bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics.

If we don’t develop new antibiotics, we could return to a pre-antibiotic era when more than half of deaths were due to bacterial infection, and a paper cut could kill you.

The 2016 UK Government Review on Antimicrobial Resistance estimates that by 2050, more than 10 million people globally could die each year if we don’t fight back against superbugs now.

Our IMB Centre for Superbug Solutions is scouring the globe for new antibiotics that will be effective against superbugs, recrafting existing antibiotics so that they are able to overcome resitance, and developing next-generation rapid and accurate diagnostics to identify superbug infections and target treatments.

The team is also developing ways to reduce bacterial resistance to antibiotics by targeting components of the bacteria that causes disease, rather than actually killing the bacteria.

With your support, our researchers aim to fight back against superbugs and prevent us from returning to an era when simple infections caused deaths.   

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