Antibiotics wins the Longitude Prize
June 29, 2014 2 Comments
Antibiotics was the winning theme for the 2014 Longitude Prize. This £10m science prize fund has been offered by the innovation charity Nesta and the UK government-funded Technology Strategy Board. It aims at promoting an innovation that could “solve one of the greatest issues of our time” following a public vote. Antibiotic resistance has been voted as the deadliest threat of our times. The£10 million funding will target ideas that could help halt the rise of antibiotic resistance.
The challenge will be to create a cost-effective, accurate, rapid, and easy-to-use test for bacterial infections that will allow health professionals worldwide to administer the right antibiotics at the right time.