More and more bacteria are becoming resistant to various types of antibiotics, and healthcare therefore needs access to several different preparations. PLATINEA (PLATform for INnovation of Existing Antibiotics) is a collaboration platform that aims to optimize the use of existing antibiotics and to increase the accessibility of important antibiotics that risk disappearing from Sweden. PLATINEA identifies the gap between needs and available antibiotics and offers a forum where relevant actors can meet and work towards the long-term goal of optimizing antibiotic use, thereby increasing the lifespan of existing antibiotics.
The platform consists of five work packages (WPs). Read more about WP 1 - 4 below. WP5 has a project management function and coordinates WP 1 - 4.
WP1: Needs inventory
Continuous inventory of specific antibiotics as well as inspection and handling of shortages of antibiotics.
WP2: Optimization studies
Perform optimization studies that generate new knowledge and guidelines for a more rational use of antibiotics.
WP3: Intervention studies
Different types of intervention studies and implementation of new methods for rational use of antibiotics.
WP4: Supply chains
Investigation of existing supply chains for antibiotics and establishment of new incentive models.
- Managing pollution from antibiotics manufacturing: charting actors, incentives and counterincentives” is a preprint of a paper written by a PLATINEA participant, Christian Munthe, together with Niels Nijsingh and Joakim Larsson, all from the University of Gothenburg. This paper charts relevant key actor-types to handle the problem of environmental emissions from antibiotic production. Also discussed are their stakes and interests, incentives that can motivate them to act to improve the situation as well as counterincentives that may undermine such motivation.
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