Antimicrobials

Antimicrobials

Antimicrobials refer to both antibiotics and antifungals, the primary tools to combat bacterial and fungal infections.

In an era where increasing levels of antibiotic resistance threaten the ability to prevent and treat these infections, which can be life threatening for children and especially newborns, research on how to efficiently and conservatively use these medicines in various populations is urgently needed.

PENTA has been involved in several European and global initiatives aimed at better characterizing the use of antibiotics among children and neonates and the scale of resistance in this population and at investigating optimal treatment regimens for common neonatal infections.

We are actively expanding our activities in this important area.