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On 21 September 2016, world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly in New York to commit to fighting antimicrobial resistance together.

April 3, 2017

The high-level, multi-stakeholder roundtable event explored the uptake of antimicrobial stewardship policy measures globally and identified sustainable solutions to ensure Ireland can combat the challenge of drug resistance.

March 08, 2017

On February 27th WHO published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant "priority pathogens" – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health

February 27, 2017

A new report on antimicrobial resistance from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), published in January 2017, shows rising resistance to broad-spectrum antibiotics and multiple classes of antibiotics across Europe.

February 1, 2017

For the first time, cases of resistance to anti-malaria drugs have been reported in the UK.

January 31, 2017

Diagnostics Industry leaders will come together during the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters in order to educate policy makers and business leaders from around the world on the role of diagnostics in combatting Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and discuss how the diagnostics industry can work with global stakeholders to reduce AMR.

January 20, 2017

2016 has seen the threat of Antimicrobial Resistance receive the widespread attention it deserves, including the publication of the landmark O’Neill report and the UN declaration on Antibiotic Resistance which saw world leaders discuss this global health threat at the UN General Assembly.

December 13, 2016

On 21 September 2016, world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly in New York to commit to fighting antimicrobial resistance together.

September 21, 2016

In the first study to investigate point-of-care CRP in low-income or middle-income countries, tests were provided to 10 primary healthcare centers in and around Hanoi, Vietnam.

September 2016

Alere has achieved In-Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) CE marking in Europe for its new Alere™ Reader*, a diagnostic analyzer that can be used in both point-of-care and laboratory settings.

August 9, 2016

In July 2014, the UK Government commissioned the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust.

July 28, 2016

Alere is pleased to once again be attending the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam this year from April 9-12.

April 9, 2016

The NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes took place on 28 January 2016.

January 28, 2016

The Declaration by the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Diagnostics Industries on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance was launched at an event at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

January 21, 2016

As part of our commitment to the promotion of Antibiotic Stewardship, Alere is proud to announce a Week of Global Action to raise awareness on the global threat of antibiotic resistance.

November 16, 2015

In a report published 23 October 2015, Jim O’Neill’s Review on Antimicrobial Resistance sets out proposals to transform antibiotic use through better use of rapid diagnostics over the next 5 years.

October 23, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted CLIA waiver for the Alere™ i Strep A test.

April 2015

Alere has joined the White House Antibiotic Stewardship Forum today to announce a comprehensive set of commitments to support and advance the President’s National Action Plan to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.

June 2, 2015

Alere announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted CLIA waiver for the Alere™ i Influenza A & B test, the only molecular test to detect and differentiate influenza A and B virus in under 15 minutes.

June 2014

The Executive Order signed by the President directs Federal departments and agencies to implement a new national strategy to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria and to address recommendations in a report by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).

September 19, 2014

In April 2014, WHO released its first global report on antimicrobial resistance including data and surveillance from 114 countries.

February 27, 2017