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BIO Ventures for Global Health

BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) is a results-oriented nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington. BVGH was established in 2004 by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) to engage biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and diagnostic companies in meaningful initiatives and programs to impact global health. BVGH programs fall within three categories:

  • R&D for poverty-related diseases
  • Capacity building in low- and middle-income countries
  • Access to medicines

For more information about BVGH, services offered, or current programs download the brochure.


BIO Ventures for Global Health Expands Its Board to Strengthen Its Nonprofit Global Health Expertise

(March 31, 2017) – BVGH announced today that Dr. Stefan Kaufmann, Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology; and Dr. Groesbeck Parham, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Honorary Professor at the University of Zambia, global health experts, have joined its Board of Directors. Click here to read more.

Adversity on the Path to Global Drug Distribution

(March 3, 2017) – Outsourced Pharma published part two of its article series following Jennifer Dent’s path to assuming leadership of BVGH. This article describes BVGH’s fundamental approach and its focus on engaging industry to impact global health. Click here to read more.

2016 BVGH Partnership Hub Report: Catalyzing Partnerships for Global Health

(February 14, 2017) - In 2016, WIPO Re:Search celebrated its five-year anniversary and reached a number of important milestones. The 2016 BVGH Partnership Hub Report highlights the Consortium’s objectives and achievements in 2016 and outlines the goals and deliverables for the year ahead. Click here to read the report.

Three Experiences Power a Non-Profit's Business Approach

(January 31, 2017) - Outsourced Pharma published part one of an article series highlighting Jennifer Dent's path to her current role as BVGH President. The piece discusses three experiences that influenced Dent's leadership approach and incited her passion for access to medicines. Click here to read more.