ABC Landline Story “How pineapples could protect piglets from infection”

Diarrhoea can be deadly in pig farming. Scour, as it’s called in the industry, kills tens of thousands of piglets every year. It’s traditionally been treated with antibiotics, but a Queensland scientist has developed a powerful, natural alternative from an extract found in pineapple stems

The full story on Anatara and Detach™ was featured on Landline, today (19/03/17) and can be viewed online here.

Anatara interviewed for The CEO Sessions

Anatara Lifesciences is pleased to release a copy of Dr Mel Bridges, CEO & Chairman, recent interview with the Financial News Network (FNN) as part of the ASX The CEO Sessions in Sydney on 21st June 2016.

Please click here to view the FNN interview and corresponding ASX presentation.

Anatara CSO interviewed for the CommSec Executive Series

CommSec’s Tom Piotrowski speaks with Anatara Lifesciences (ANR) Chief Scientific Officer, Dr Tracey Mynott about its non-antibiotic treatment for gastrointestinal diseases in production animals.

Click here to view the interview.

Anatara listing day video

Float Watch in The Australian

Anatara Lifescience’s impending listing on the Australian Securities Exchange has been discussed in the Float Watch section of Australia’s only daily broadsheet newspaper The Australian.
Analyst Tim Morris, from, notes that the global appetite for pork is strong as Anatara develops Detach™, our non-antibiotic treatment for diarrhoea in pigs.
He says Anatara controls intellectual property associated with an earlier formulation of Detach™ and that Anatara has further developed the therapy in preparation for field trials.
Read more here.

Obama Administration acts to combat antimicrobial resistance

US President Barack Obama has issued an Executive Order that aims to combat the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria that represent a serious threat to public health and the economy.

It says the US Federal Government will work domestically and internationally to “detect, prevent, and control illness and death related to antibiotic-resistant infections by implementing measures that reduce the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and help ensure the continued availability of effective therapeutics for the treatment of bacterial infections”.

Measures to tackle antimicrobial resistance include eliminating “the use of medically important classes of antibiotics for growth promotion purposes in food-producing animals”.

The Executive Order can be found here.

A report to the President on combating antibiotic resistance by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology can be found here.

Anatara Lifesciences in The Australian newspaper

The Anatara team met senior business journalist Tim Boreham from The Australian newspaper recently to brief him on Anatara and our plans. He notes we’re raising $7 million from investors and that we’re intending to conduct new trials to get Detach re-registered in Australia. He suggests people read our prospectus when it’s lodged.

Read more »

Pigs poo and pineapples could change the world

Anatara’s chief scientific officer Dr Tracey Mynott was interviewed by ABC Radio Brisbane about how DetachTM was created and how treating diarrhoea in pigs could lead to treatments for humans.

To listen to the interview, click here.

UK Royal Pharmaceutical Society recommends better stewardship around antibiotic use

The United Kingdom’s Royal Pharmaceutical Society has recommended better stewardship in the use of antibiotics be encouraged in the wake of growing international concerns about the rise of antimicrobial resistance.

The recommendation is one of seven the society makes in a report discussing challenges around developing new medicines, improving existing medicines and making better use of the ones already available.

“The increasing development of resistance to currently available antibiotics is a potentially serious threat to public health,” the report, titled New Medicines, Better Medicines, Better Use of Medicines, says.

It says the “profound consequences of antibiotic resistance for individual patients and for society create an ethical and moral imperative to protect public health by all reasonable means”.

Calls for global group to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Two leaders in human health have called for the
creation of a global organisation to tackle the growing threat of
antimicrobial resistance.

Mark Woolhouse, professor of infectious disease
epidemiology in the Centre for Immunity, Infection & Evolution at
the University of Edinburgh, and Jeremy Farrar, director of the global
health charity Wellcome Trust, have written in Nature seeking a
organisation similar to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

“What is required is committed and coordinated action
on the root causes of resistance: the misuse of antimicrobials, the
paucity of development of new drugs and the lack of alternatives,”
they write.

“Guidelines must be implemented to improve the use of existing drugs;
the scientific and business worlds need incentives and a better
regulatory environment to develop new drugs and approaches, and those
working in both the animal and human sectors need education and
incentives to help them to change their ways.” Read more »

Factory farms, antibiotics and superbugs: Lance Price at TEDxManhattan

Lance Price is a public health researcher who works at the interface between science and policy to address the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance. To view his talk, delivered on March 11, 2014 in Manhattan, click here.