Market needs: World Health Organization (WHO) estimated as 15 million the number of death attributed to infectious diseases in 2010, Still forecasting 13 million deaths attributed to these causes in 2050 (1).
Infection Diseases were associated with an economic burden of over 120USD Billion only in US (2).
Without proactive solutions it has been estimated that by 2050 10 million lives a year and a cumulative 100 trillion USD of economic output are at risk due to the rise of drug resistant infections (3).
1) Dye C. After 2015: infectious diseases in a new era of health and development. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 369 (2014).
2) ResearchAmerica, Facsheet§15
3) Resistance TRoA . Tackling Drug-Resistant Infections Globally: Final Report and Recommendations. In: O'Neill J., editor. 2016. London.