Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Resistance

Outside the US, over 700,000 deaths are currently attributed to resistant bacteria. However, given recent trends in resistance, these numbers are expected to skyrocket to over 10,000,000 deaths/year by 2050, and the US will not be immune to such a catastrophe. Therefore the major growth opportunity for the infectious disease market lies in treating these antibiotic-resistant bacteria, in order to head off the impending global antibiotic resistance epidemic.   Worldwide deaths attributable to antibiotic resistance versus other major causes of death anticipated in 2050:
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