The AMR Centre’s mission is to accelerate the development of new antimicrobial drugs and diagnostics. As such we work globally with companies and research institutions to support the development of their products from lead optimization through to proof of concept and beyond.

We aim to progress between 5 and 10 new projects each year. If you have a project please contact us.

Partnering Model

The AMR Centre is looking to partner with innovative companies and institutions from around the world. In doing this it maintains a flexible approach, whilst adopting a few key principles:


The AMR Centre offers a clear partnering structure and options

No Fees

The AMR Centre takes on projects at risk – it does not charge for the work done

Full Ownership

Ownership of the asset remains with the originator, along with associated IP


Programs are stage-gated with either party having the option to stop at any time

Upfront Revenue Split

On successful commercialization we  will receive a pre-agreed percentage of any revenue. This helps the organization to continue its work

Funding Options

The AMR Centre does not normally invest in companies and as such offer a non-diluting funding option


The AMR Centre has approximately 25 chemists and microbiology scientists within its laboratories at Alderley Park. Our initial 4 projects will start in August 2017. In addition, the Centre is linked to the UK’s Northern Health Science Alliance, which brings together world leading clinical academic capabilities of 8 cities. Supporting these is an increasing range of innovative service providers. The AMR Centre is actively working with these organisations to help deliver products faster and more cost effectively.

Existing Partners


Manchester Science PartnershipsThe UK’s largest science and tech park operator with five sites across the North West. Offering incubation, laboratory, office and meeting space to companies across the health, science and technology sectors


Northern Health Science AllianceA gateway organisation bringing together the facilities and expertise of eight world-class universities, eight research intensive NHS Trusts and four Academic Health Science Networks

Manchester University

Pioneering research from the Faculty of Life Sciences

Acceleris Capital

Corporate finance boutique with expertise in EIS and SEIS investments into emerging British companies


Brand and marketing innovation for the Northern Powerhouse