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The National Post: Dr. Gerry Wright Comments on “How a Forgotten 40-year-old Antibiotic Could Be Crucial in the Fight Against Superbugs”

Dr. Gerry Wright, Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research

Recent findings by a team of Australian researchers suggest that octapeptin – an antibiotic that was discovered over 40 years ago, yet was never clinically introduced – may have the potential to “lead the fight against superbugs”.

In an article in the National Post, Dr. Gerry Wright, Director of the Institute of Infectious Disease Research comments on this feat, the severity of drug-resistant infections to global health, and the need for novel, innovative strategies to reduce the threat of antimicrobial resistance.

Read the full article in the National Post.



Christy Groves