AMR& Diagnostic Frontiers: Virtual Event on 3 March - Longitude Prize

Hi All

This looks like an important and relevant event, I’ll be on one of the panels and hope some of you can make it!


AMR& Diagnostic Frontiers: Virtual Event on 3 March - Longitude Prize

The Longitude Prize, CARB-X and FIND, have joined forces for a virtual event in March, AMR& Diagnostic Frontiers: Developing and increasing access to innovative diagnostics in and for low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs).

Register now for our event, where we aim to make the case for local manufacturing, adaptation of, and development of homegrown AMR diagnostics in LMICs, in part by sharing diagnostic success stories. We also aim to raise awareness of the AMR diagnostics pipeline, by bringing donors and funders together with companies developing diagnostics.


Welcome and Keynote – 14:00-14:15 GMT

How can we create a new dynamic, so that AMR diagnostics are developed and accessible in LMICs? Key highlights and recommendations from the Lancet Commission published in Oct 2021.

  • Chair: Bill Rodriguez (CEO, FIND)
  • Keynote: Dr Patricia J. Garcia, Professor, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru (UPCH) and Commissioner, *Lancet *Commission on Diagnostics

LMIC Diagnostic Success Stories – 14:15-14:45 GMT

*Diagnostic developers will share their success stories of the development, adaptation and rollout of diagnostics in an LMIC setting, including barriers and recommendations for other developers – and their perspectives on how, looking ahead, LMICs can build homegrown innovation capacity to deliver accessible, rapid diagnostics. *

  • Chair: Bill Rodriguez (CEO, FIND)
  • Hassan Sefrioui, Moroccan foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research (MAScIR)
  • Cheik Tidiane Diagne, Head of Operations, diaTROPIX, of the Institut Pasteur de Dakar (Senegal) and UK Dx Developer, DiaTropix and Mologic

5 minute break

Technology Pipeline: Product Feedback and Market Outlook – 14:50-15:45 GMT

*Companies developing AMR diagnostics for an LMIC setting will present their products to a panel of global health representatives. The panel will share customer-driven feedback on their pitch presentations – before opening up for a Q&A session with all participants. *

  • Chair:Erin Duffy, Chief of Research and Development, CARB-X


  • David Ripin, EVP Infectious Diseases & Chief Science Officer, CHAI
  • Alexandre Costa, Health Programme Manager UNICEF
  • Speakers TBD, Unitaid
  • Otridah Kapona, Infectious Diseases Specialist, Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) / AMR Nat. Focal Point & Coordinator, Zambia
  • Speaker TBD, Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP)

Closing Remarks – 15:45-16:00 GMT

Submit a pitch for the event (deadline 4th February 2022)