"An antibiotic is an extremely important and useful tool," says Lluís Ribas de Populana


In a short interview on RAC1 Radio, Lluís Ribas, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, talks about the disturbing fall in the number of antibiotics available to treat infections—which has come about from “a vicious cycle between big pharma and regulatory agencies”. This decrease takes on great relevance given the increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. 

“Public-funded research can provide the solution, by allowing the constant discovery of new antibiotics to replace those to which bacteria have become resistant,” explains Lluís Ribas.

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