A rapidly increasing threat is arising from new or resistant pathogens and their growing global circulation that affects all areas of human life. This threat is further afflicted with a drastic lack of (new) effective drugs as well as insufficient preventive and diagnostic possibilities. In addition, there is great demand in awareness and information raising, especially as regards patients concerned and specialists in health care professions.
InfectControl 2020 is a consortium of representatives from enterprises and academia that jointly aims at developing solutions regarding these problems on a national and global level. Proposals for solutions are being developed within the scope of the funding programme „Zwanzig20 – Partnerschaft für Innovation“ headed by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). With InfectControl 2020, a highly innovative research alliance has been established that aims at developing and commercially implementing basically new strategies for the early recognition, the control and successful approaches to fight infectious diseases.