The BRICs should set their local industries the challenge of coming up with the drugs and diagnostics that their citizens need. While the original vision for the BRIC countries in 2001 is on its way to becoming a reality, there is still so much potential to tap. The issue of AMR is one area amongst many, where these nations can lead the world. We hope they take this opportunity.
The reason why Europe has fallen behind, quite simply, is money. Whilst funding of many European universities is being eroded all the time, countries like China are investing amounts unimaginable to us in facilities. Their scientific quality generally stills falls short of ours, but their facilities are well ahead.
Much like Chelsea, who need to replace the ageing, creaking former world beaters (Drogba, John Terry and Frank Lampard), the Government needs to get investment into Britain's infrastructure and nurture its home grown talent if the gravity-defying performances by British clubs and businesses aren't to become the exceptions rather than the rule.