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AstraZeneca And The Broad Institute Partner To Advance Discovery Of Antibacterial And Antiviral Agents

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About AstraZeneca  ̶  Infection

The steady rise of drug-resistant bacteria is an imminent and urgent threat to public health. Diseases such as tuberculosis are huge health challenges in the developing world and a re-emerging health issue in many developed countries. As one of the leading companies still actively investing in novel antibiotic research, AstraZeneca remains steadfast in our commitment to discovering and developing new medicines to treat these diseases. With one of the world's largest antibacterial pipelines and strong partnerships, we focus on the development of treatments for serious bacterial infections, viral infections and diseases of the developing world as well as diagnostics and the development of novel vaccines. For more information, visit www.astrazeneca.com/research.

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business with a primary focus on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, neuroscience, respiratory and inflammation, oncology and infectious disease. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. For more information please visit: www.astrazeneca.com

About the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard was founded in 2003 to empower this generation of creative scientists to transform medicine with new genome-based knowledge. The Broad Institute seeks to describe all the molecular components of life and their connections; discover the molecular basis of major human diseases; develop effective new approaches to diagnostics and therapeutics; and disseminate discoveries, tools, methods and data openly to the entire scientific community.

Founded by MIT, Harvard and its affiliated hospitals, and the visionary Los Angeles philanthropists Eli and Edythe L. Broad, the Broad Institute includes faculty, professional staff and students from throughout the MIT and Harvard biomedical research communities and beyond, with collaborations spanning over a hundred private and public institutions in more than 40 countries worldwide. For further information about the Broad Institute, go to www.broadinstitute.org.

[1] http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs194/en/

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