As bacteria fight back, evolving in superbugs that are are resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics, society faces an enormous challenge…


Currently, superbugs kill almost 700,000 people a year globally and by 2050 this figure could reach as high as 10 million.1

In November 2017, a special exhibition at the Science Museum in London aimed to provide an accessible platform for people to explore society’s response to this waging war on the superbugs and to get people talking about this serious scientific issue.

Teva proudly donated samples of packaging for medicines containing colistin, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections in the lungs of patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).

Visitors are able to see real bacteria, including nine deadly bacteria classified as a significant threat to human health by the World Health Organization. They can learn about the vital exploration occurring around the globe for new antibiotics and innovative technologies. Visitors are also introduced to the personal stories of six individuals, including a patient living with antibiotic resistance and a nurse.

Superbugs: The fight for our lives is free of charge and runs on Level 0, Tomorrow’s World, at the Science Museum until Spring 2019. For more information, visit the science museum website https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/superbugs-fight-our-lives to find out more.