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July/August 2015
POLICY AND ADVOCACY
IDSA Comments on Criteria for $20 Million CARB Diagnostics Challenge
The White House’s multipronged National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (CARB) aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance in many ways – one of which is a new $20 million dollar prize to develop rapid diagnostic tests. Known as “the Antimicrobial Point-of-Care Diagnostics Test Challenge,” the prize will be administered by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Biomedical Advanced Research Development Authority (BARDA). IDSA drafted comments to this recently announced prize, strongly supporting the challenge and listing criteria that should be considered for the prize.


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