Partnership to develop production system for exciting new antibiotic

Researchers from Plymouth University are collaborating with world-leading industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology business Ingenza, to develop an efficient, scalable microbial production system for epidermicin, a new class of antibiotic being developed for use in the fight against infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

The research team is led by Dr. Mathew Upton,...

Raising awareness of the correct use of antibiotics

Members of our Infection Prevention and Control Team have designed a display board in Derriford Hospital to highlight to colleagues, patients and members of the public the importance of using antibiotics correctly.

The display board, on level 7 of Derriford Hospital, put together by Tash Tait of the Infection Prevention and Control Team, provides interesting facts on antibiotics, what...

Think about antibiotic use, urges Devon’s public health team

As part of its public health role, Devon County Council is supporting European Antibiotic Awareness Day on 18 November, to encourage people to think about their use of antibiotics, particularly for children.

The day aims to raise awareness of how to use antibiotics in a responsible way, so that they will remain effective for the future.

Antibiotics are designed to fight...

Plymouth GP: “Have a cough or cold? Take care, not antibiotics”

A doctor from Plymouth has reminded people of the importance of using antibiotics wisely to help prevent the increase in antibiotic resistance.

Antibiotics Awareness Day takes place on 18 November and Dr David Gwynne, a GP from Plymouth and a clinical lead for medicines optimisation at Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), has backed a European...