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Roche signed to develop superbug killer

Zurich: Pharmaceuticals colossal Roche announced that it had joined forces with fellow Swiss company Polyphor to develop an antibiotic to fight a superbug that is increasing disease as per recorded by the hospitals. Hospital-acquired infections are a major global concern, causing 25,000 deaths a year in the European Union alone. They are blamed on factors such as sloppy hygiene practices, the inappropriate use of drugs which has enabled resistant bacteria to thrive, and contact between humans and animals, either directly or…