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TB R&D Update: Tuberculosis drug, SQ109, targets multiple enzymes and could treat other diseases while preventing resistance

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The drug SQ109, developed by Sequella for the treatment of tuberculosis, blocks key biochemical pathways in bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Its range and ability to inhibit multiple targets, makes SQ109 an attractive broad-based antimicrobial compound that also reduces the likelihood of resistance developing in bugs.

TB R&D Update: Researchers at EPFL create organization to help bring promising new antibiotic, ‘PBTZ169’, to market

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Researchers at EPFL and the Bach Institute in Moscow have discovered an antibiotic effective against sensitive and MDR-tuberculosis. With support from EPFL, the researchers have created Innovative Medicines for Tuberculosis (iM4TB), an organization to help usher the new antibiotic to market.

TB R&D Update: Semisynthetic antibiotic effective against sensitive and drug resistant tuberculosis in vitro

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This week we highlight a study by Richard E. Lee et al showing that semisynthetic antibiotic, spectinamides, is effective against drug sensitive and resistant tuberculosis. Additional links related to this study and general TB R&D are included.

10 Sep 2013
by Working Group

Posted in TB Drug Development, TB News

Fighting Tuberculosis With FDA Approved Hypertensive Drug Verapamil

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In a significant finding for millions of TB patients, researchers have recently shown that adjunct chemotherapy with verapamil can accelerate tuberculosis treatment in mouse model.

1 Jul 2013
by Working Group

Posted in Action, TB Drug Development, TB News

TAG Releases 2013 Pipeline Report

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HIV i-Base and Treatment Action Group (TAG) called on global and national leaders, research sponsors, and regulatory authorities to work together to make the best HIV, HCV, and TB drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines accessible as fast as possible, according to a report released today at the 7th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

24 Jun 2013
by Working Group

Posted in Announcements, Early Drug Development, Events

“Targets for Tomorrow” Workshop at GRC in Italy July 2013

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We invite you to join us for the “Targets for Tomorrow” satellite workshop hosted by the WGND Biology/Targets Subgroup on Monday, July 22, 2013 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort, Lucca (Barga), Italy.

TB R&D Update: Vitamin C Kills Tuberculosis in vitro

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This week we highlight a study out of Dr. William Jacobs, Jr.’s lab showing that “vitamin C, a compound known to drive the Fenton reaction, sterilizes cultures of drug-susceptible and drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis.” Additional links to other news and articles related to TB R&D are included.

Immunotherapeutic Vaccines, TB and China: Interview with Dr. Douglas Lowrie

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This week we highlight an interview with Dr. Douglas Lowrie, a Senior Research Fellow at Fudan University’s Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center in China. He discusses the extent of the problem of TB in China and innovative research on enhancing TB treatment using immunotherapeutic vaccines.

29 Aug 2012

Live Streaming of Demystifying Pyrazinamide Workshop–September 5 & 6

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On September 5 and 6, 2012, the “Demystifying Pyrazinamide – Challenges and Opportunities” Workshop will be held at Johns Hopkins University and is sponsored by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Johns Hopkins University Center for AIDS Research, and the Stop TB Partnership Working Group on New Drugs. There will be live streaming available.

15 Aug 2012

2012 WGND Annual Meeting is Nov 14 in Kuala Lumpur

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We will have our 2012 Annual Meeting in Kuala, Lumpur on Wednesday, November 14 at the Impiana KLCC Hotel from 13:00 to 17:30. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health.