Thursday, 1 October 2015

Lecturer on the Today programme

Click here to listen to lecturer Mat Upton being interviewed on BBC Radio 4's flagship Today programme about his progress in making new drugs against dangerous pathogens such as MRSA. The interview is from 6:52 to 6:57am (note this link will only work for the next 29 days). They discuss how Mat is now working with an Edinburgh company Ingenza to manufacture these antimicrobials, planning to start clinical trials within the next 2 years, and the need for tighter regulation of antibiotic use and why big pharmaceutical companies are not doing more. More information is available in the university press release.