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Catalyzing research for neglected tropical diseases

02/20/2013
In this article, WIPO Magazine hears from WIPO Re:Search partners about why the initiative is creating such interest.

Open innovation

10/04/2012
European Biopharmaceutical Review features the WIPO Re:Search program in its Autumn 2012 issue. Read more

Drug repurposing

10/02/2012
Chemical & Engineering News reports on the recent trend to find new uses for approved drugs and shelved drug candidates. Read more

Malawi partners with two US NGOs in anti-AIDS drive

10/02/2012
The Nyasa Times reports that the Malawi branch of the US-based Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) has partnered with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the M...

Haiti takes on dreaded disease elephantiasis one mouth at a time

10/01/2012
The Washington Post reports on Haiti's campaign against campaign against lymphatic filariasis and other neglected diseases. Read more

MDG countdown: Working to fulfill a global promise

09/26/2012
USAID's IMPACT blog examines the progress made on achieving the Millenium Development Goals. Read more

The future of global mHealth? Emerging markets more readily adopt technology

09/26/2012
According to PwC, in their 2012 report titled Emerging mHealth: Paths for growth , patients and doctors in emerging markets are more likely to use mHealth applications or services. More specifically, ...

Revised formula yields a lower priority review voucher user fee of $3,559,000; will that help spark greater interest in the program?

09/20/2012
The FDA law blog analyzes a change in FDA policy for FY2013. On September 13th, FDA announced that the user fee rate will be just $3,559,000 for redeeming a tropical disease priority review voucher in...

10 pharma giants form nonprofit to gang up on common R&D foes

09/19/2012
FierceBiotech reports that 10 of the world's largest drugmakers have joined forces to form a nonprofit that aims to address some of the issues that stymie progress of new meds onto the market. And Tra...

Low cost design makes ultrasound imaging affordable to the world

09/18/2012
An ultra-low cost scanner that can be plugged into any computer to show images of an unborn baby has been developed by Newcastle University engineers. The hand-held USB device – which is roughly the s...
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