PLATINEA: Platform for Innovation of Existing Antibiotics

Reference number 2018-03340
Coordinator Uppsala universitet - Institutionen för teknikvetenskaper
Funding from Vinnova SEK 9 998 000
Project duration December 2018 - December 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture Utmaningsdriven innovation – steg 2 samverkansprojekt
Call Challenge-driven innovation - Stage 2 Collaboration 2018 (autumn)

Purpose and goal

PLATINEA means “platform for innovation of existing antibiotics” and aims to optimize the use of these antibiotics and to increase the availability of important antibiotics which risk disappearing from Sweden. In this way, PLATINEA will contribute to reaching a more sustainable use and reduced antibiotic resistance. An important goal is the creation of a permanent collaboration platform that brings together actors from healthcare, academia, industry and public authorities to reach the goals of improving antibiotics availability and use.

Expected results and effects

PLATINEA’s main long-term effect is preserving the value of existing antibiotics for future generations. Another important effect is a steady stream of optimization projects selected and coordinated centrally according to clear priorities, and whose results are implemented nationally. Immediate results include procedures to handle shortages, new methods to improve dosage of, testing of tools for rational antibiotic use (e.g., antibiotic rounds and new diagnosis routines), mapping supply chains and new incentive models.

Planned approach and implementation

PLATINEA is a multi-sectorial collaboration platform which includes five work-packages (WP). WP1 (Continuous inventory of national antibiotic needs and prioritized knowledge gaps) is the basis for three others: WP2 (Optimization studies), WP3 (Interventions and implementations) and WP4 (Availability through supply chains and economic incentives). WP1 defines which antibiotics WP4 will focus on and suggests the optimization studies for WP2, whose medical evidence is implemented by WP3. WP5 (Project management and coordination) connects the other four WPs.

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