Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg
German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
With the statement "Antibiotic research: problems and perspectives", the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina take up a topic, wich is relevant to society at large and to both human and veterinary medicine. How can future research contribute to solving the problem of resistance and the lack of new antibiotics? What regulatory and financial framework conditions are required to ensure that research results find their way into widespread application more quickly? These questions are at the core of the present statement.
The authors answer them with a series of proposals. They also encourage measures to respond effectively to the challenges of increasing antibiotic resistance. The focus is on aspects of research, but societal and legal issues are also mentioned.