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Join VERDI’s clinical study in paediatric and adolescent mpox

11 Apr, 2023

We would like to invite hospitals to participate in a study of mpox in children and adolescents globally. This mpox paediatric and adolescent clinical study is a Joint EU Clinical Research…
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EU tasks VERDI Consortium with investigating mpox and improving pandemic preparedness

30 Mar, 2023

The VERDI Consortium, coordinated by the University of Padua and Fondazione Penta ETS (Italy), has received an additional €5 million funding from the European Union (EU). Thanks to this contribution,…
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Fondazione Penta changed its name!

30 Mar, 2023

We are pleased to announce that Fondazione Penta has been registered in the Italian Registry of Third Sector Entities (RUNTS). Registration with RUNTS does not entail any legal changes, besides…
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Insights from the NeoIPC webinar on outbreak management in neonatal intensive care units

10 Mar, 2023

On 9 March 2023, the NeoIPC Clinical Practice Network held a webinar titled “Protecting our tiniest patients: Strategies for managing NICU outbreaks”.  The event was a great success, with 78…
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PentaTr@ining: ‘AMR Online Course’ kicks-off! 

20 Feb, 2023

On February 20th 2023, we kicked off our exciting brand-new PentaTr@ining programme ‘AMR Online Course’. This innovative training will offer a bespoke interactive learning platform for a global audience, ensuring the sharing…
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Register for the webinar “Protecting our tiniest patients: Strategies for managing NICU outbreaks”

17 Feb, 2023

Neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are essential facilities for preterm and sick newborns. Unfortunately, NICUs are also exposed to infectious disease outbreaks that may put these tiny patients at risk. …
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MRC Clinical Trials Unit Capacity Strengthening Hub launches!

08 Feb, 2023

We are excited to share that our partner, MRC CTU at UCL, launched the MRC Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU) has launched a Capacity Strengthening Hub on 31st January!  The aim of…
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Registrations are open for ‘PentaTr@ining: AMR Online Course’!

03 Feb, 2023

We are happy to announce that registrations are now open* for our new interactive training programme – ‘PentaTr@ining: AMR Online Course’! This timely course brings together doctors, nurses, pharmacists and…
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TEAM-COACH: a new project to train and build capacity in antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control in children

30 Jan, 2023

A new project, Training and capacity building in antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control in children through an interactive electronic tool and a European collaborative group – in short TEAM-COACH (GA 101079939)- has…
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HIPRA’s COVID-19 vaccine trial in people with immunocompromising conditions launches in Turkey

19 Jan, 2023

One of the objectives of the RBDCOV project is to test whether their vaccine can reactivate or re-generate a protective immune response to SARS-CoV-2 in immunocompetent and immunosuppressed individuals Accordingly,…
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Two-thirds recruitment milestone reached for PediCAP!

11 Jan, 2023

We are pleased to have reached the two-thirds recruitment milestone with more than 750 children admitted to hospital with severe or very severe pneumonia, now recruited into the PediCAP trial.…
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Get to know the UNIVERSAL project: Pharmacokinetic study of new DTG/FTC/TAF dose ratio

09 Jan, 2023

Welcome to the of the “Get to know the UNIVERSAL project” series! Here we will introduce you to the various work packages and facets that make up the UNIVERSAL project.…
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2022 End of Year Message from the President of the Penta Foundation, Carlo Giaquinto

30 Dec, 2022

It’s been an incredible year, and Penta is well and thriving. We have worked hard and accomplished so much, none of which would have been possible without our partners, collaborators…
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Get to know the UNIVERSAL project: Assessing the long-term safety of ART drugs

20 Dec, 2022

Welcome to the “Get to know the UNIVERSAL project” series! Here we will introduce you to the various work packages and facets that make up the UNIVERSAL project. Assessing the…
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PentaTr@ining: ‘Fungal Infections in Paediatrics’ online course wraps up! 

20 Dec, 2022

The first ever edition of our brand-new online training course ‘Fungal Infections in Paediatrics’ came to a close on 15th December 2022. We are delighted to report we had an…
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WHO publishes the AWaRe (Access, Watch, Reserve) Antibiotic Book

12 Dec, 2022

The WHO AWaRe (Access, Watch, Reserve) Antibiotic Book has been recently published on the WHO website. It is the first global guidance on antibiotic use to treat more than 30…
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Experts call for urgent action to develop antibiotics for newborns

07 Dec, 2022

Leading public health experts from around the globe are calling for urgent action to develop antibiotics for newborn babies, a population that is particularly vulnerable to antibiotic resistance. The urgent…
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‘PentaTr@ining: Viral Hepatitis in Children’ – online course launches!

05 Dec, 2022

On 5th December 2022, over 200 delegates from around the globe logged in for the kick-off of our exciting new online training course “PentaTr@ining: Viral Hepatitis in Children”. This interactive course, run on the dedicated PentaTr@ining virtual learning platform, will provide a space for students and faculty to work together and collaboratively solve problems…
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