Antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. New resistance mechanisms are emerging and spreading globally, threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases. A growing list of infections – such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, blood poisoning, gonorrhea, and foodborne diseases – are becoming harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat as antibiotics become less effective. Without urgent action, we are heading for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries can once again kill.
Antibiotic resistance will remain a major threat to public health unless alternative antimicrobial therapies are developed.
Armata is harnessing the power of natural and synthetic phages, converting them into life-saving pharmaceuticals, and transforming medicine.
MRSA: methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; VRE: vancomycin-resistant enterococci; PDR: pandrug-resistant; AMR: antimicrobial resistance.
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