11 February 2014

Antibiotic Resistance: The End of the Antibiotic Era

Antibiotics, the wonder drug that revolutionized the 20th century and modern healthcare, are being rendered useless as the global rate of antibiotic resistance increases steadily. A new article by the Telegraph (...)

29 January 2014

World Economic Forum warns that antibiotic resistance could set back modern medicine

This year again the 9th edition of the WEF’s Global Risks 2014 report included Antibiotic Resistance among the top societal risks confronting the world.  The new report highlights the risk of a loss of (...)

20 December 2013

Season's Greetings from Da Volterra

We would like to wish our partners, colleagues, friends and followers a wonderful holiday season full of moments of happiness. May the coming year bring you good health, new opportunities for success, and plenty (...)

11 December 2013

Fighting Infections: Da Volterra in the News

In a news report on France 3 the 09/12/2013, Da Volterra founder Antoine Andremont and CEO Florence Séjourné could both be seen in the special entitled ‘Grippe, virus, microbes : la guerre est (...)

19 November 2013

In the news - Cost of Clostridium difficile Infections

Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a costly burden for healthcare services. In the USA, Clostridium difficile infections are one of the top five most common HAIs, costing around $11,285 per case to treat, (...)

18 November 2013

Antibiotic Awareness Initiatives

November 18 marks the observation of the annual European Antibiotic Awareness Day, a public health campaign that fights the misuse of antibiotics. Likewise, in the US, Australia, and Canada,  the week of (...)

21 October 2013

ARIIS: One Health Video

Have a look at the new video posted on the ARIIS website (introducing the founding principles for the workshop that we mentioned here) that presents the global 'One Health' concept, highlighting the need (...)

24 September 2013

CDC Report: Antimicrobial Resistance and Clostridium difficile are Threats to Human and Economic Health

On September 16,2013, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a 114 page publication on the threat posed by antibiotic resistance to both human and economic health each year in the United States, pointing (...)

3 September 2013

DAV132: New Results Published in AAC

A new article published in August together with our academic collaborators from University of Paris Diderot (Antimicrob Agents Chemother; 2013 Aug 19), studies the effectiveness of oral DAV131 (a form of DAV132 (...)

2 September 2013

The Business of Beating Resistant Bacteria

With multi-drug resistant bacteria becoming an increasingly severe threat to public health,  why is the development of new antibiotics taking so long? SciBX (Science–Business eXchange) delves into the (...)