Press Releases

WIPO Re:Search Surpasses 50th Agreement

April 24, 2014

An initiative bringing together pharmaceutical firms and other research groups has brokered more than 50 new partnerships in the fight against neglected tropical diseases, tuberculosis and malaria, marking an important milestone in using the intellectual property system to help combat maladies affecting more than one billion people. Read Full Press Release

BVGH Presents WIPO Re:Search at Partnering For Cures Annual Conference

November 04, 2013

BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH), a nonprofit organization founded by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), announced today that President, Jennifer Dent is presenting BVGH programs at the annual Partnering for Cures meeting today, November 4th in New York City. The WIPO Re:Search Consortium aims to accelerate the development of new products to address the significant unmet medical needs of populations living in poverty and suffering from neglected diseases. Read Full Press Release

BVGH Completes 30th WIPO Re:Search Agreement to Speed New Solutions For Neglected Diseases in Developing Countries

September 17, 2013

BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) today announced the completion of the 30th research agreement as part of its partnership with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to accelerate development of drugs, diagnostics and vaccines for more than 1.5 billion people suffering from malaria, tuberculosis, and other neglected tropical diseases including dengue in developing nations. A recent publication in the journal of Nature reports scientists have seriously underestimated the global incidence of dengue. There have been outbreaks of dengue even in developed nations including Portugal, Russia and smaller ones in the United States. The study predicts there could be as many as 400 million cases of dengue each year. Read Full Press Release