Sharing Innovation in the Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases
Neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and tuberculosis affect the lives of more than one billion people worldwide. These diseases impact the most impoverished and disadvantaged populations, mostly in developing countries.
WIPO Re:Search partnerships are catalyzing innovative R&D for neglected diseases
WIPO Re:Search is led by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in partnership with BVGH and several leading pharmaceutical companies. Consortium Members also include academic and nonprofit neglected disease research institutions and governmental and non-governmental organizations committed to addressing global health.
Through WIPO Re:Search, public and private sector organizations make valuable intellectual property and other resources available to qualified neglected tropical disease researchers anywhere in the world. WIPO Re:Search Members are working to develop new products to prevent, diagnose and treat neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and tuberculosis.
Members’ contributions are captured in a searchable, public database. These contributions include intellectual property and know-how for neglected tropical disease research including compounds, compound libraries, hits to lead series data, vaccine and diagnostic technologies, and other assets.
With these valuable resources, WIPO Re:Search aims to facilitate new partnerships between member organizations that will advance research on drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases, malaria and tuberculosis.
BVGH plays a pivotal role in WIPO Re:Search as the Partnership Hub Administrator. Collaboration is not a unique concept or approach in the biomedical science field, yet the membership, commitment, and focus that WIPO Re:Search brings to NTDs, malaria, and tuberculosis is. Developing and sustaining partnerships is challenging - BVGH recognizes this and takes a very proactive and personal role in identifying and facilitating collaborations.