Episode Summary

The development of β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitors seems to be expanding rapidly and promise to be the best short-term strategy against the most recalcitrant Gram-negative pathogens. In this episode, we will discuss the current state of the art in this field.

Topics Discussed:

  • How the discovery of β-lactam/β-lactam inhibitors has evolved.
  • The current state-of-the-art of developing of novel β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitors.


  • Robert Bonomo, MD. Professor and Associate Chief of Staff for Academic Affairs; Director Case-VA Center for Antimicrobial Resistance and Epidemiology, Case Western Research University, School of Medicine. Past Editor of AAC.
  • Pranita Tamma, MD. MH.S. Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Johns Hopkins University. Editor of AAC.

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