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From temporary organizations to long-term collaboration


Carl Anderson Kronlid

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The paper was published at the 34th IMP-conference in Sri Lanka in 2018.


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Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem and our main defence is developing new antibiotics. Different kinds of collaborations have been mentioned as a way to organize this development. ENABLE and Cepan is two collaborations that are focusing on early development of antibiotics. The partners in Cepan were all collaborating in ENABLE. This paper describes the partner selection process for the Cepan collaboration, with a focus on how interaction in ENABLE influenced the process. Preliminary findings show that earlier relationships, before ENABLE, were crucial for choosing two of the partners. For the last partner dependencies created in ENABLE became the deciding factor