Umeå researcher wants to save millions of lives with new antibiotics

Fredrik Almqvist, CEO of QureTech Bio based in Umeå in northern Sweden, is among thousands of researchers hoping to draw attention to the challenges of antibiotic resistance as part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week (18-24 November).
“It’s a problem that’s comparable to the climate crisis. We have to find new ways to kill antibiotic resistant disease-causing bacteria so we can save millions of lives every year,” he says.

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QureTech Bio secures SEK 14 million investment – a very important milestone in their fight against antibiotic resistance

Venture capital company Nascent Invest has bought shares in Umeå-based QureTech Bio as part of a targeted new share issue. The multi-million SEK investment will provide long-term security for the Swedish life science company as it continues its work to discover and develop new solutions to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

“This investment means we can develop faster and take on more employees. As a result, we can get our medicines to market faster and hopefully save more lives,” says Fredrik Almqvist, CEO of QureTech Bio.

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QureTech Bio has secured a US patent for tuberculosis treatment

Umeå-based QureTech Bio has received preliminary approval for a patent application in the US for a drug candidate that helps treat tuberculosis.
“The US is a key market for us so this news really helps strengthen our position. We are at a very exciting stage right now,” says Fredrik Almqvist, CEO of QureTech Bio.

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Awarded millions in fight against antibiotic resistance

Researchers from the Umea pharmaceutical research company Quretech Bio have been granted SEK 5 million by the Erling-Persson Family Foundation to make resistant bacteria sensitive to antibiotics again.
“We are delighted and extremely grateful. This money is vital in allowing us to continue conducting critical experiments” says Jörgen Johansson, Professor of Molecular Microbiology at Umeå University and Co-founder of Quretech Bio.

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