Swab & Send

Join us in the search for new antibiotics.

Swab & Send

The secret to saving millions of lives could be behind your sofa, down the back of your fridge, on the bottom of your shoe or even in your pocket… Join us today and help us hunt for the next antibiotic.  

Antibiotics are compounds which can stop the growth of, or kill, bacteria that cause disease of humans, animals and plants. They are the cornerstone of modern medicine and also, through agricultural use, secure global food production systems.  

However, the bacteria, which are the targets of antibiotics, are evolving resistance at an unprecedented rate and are increasingly becoming less and less effective. This is known as Antimicrobial resistance or AMR, and it is one of the biggest threats to public health globally.  

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