WIPO Re:Search Continues Expansion
In the first half of 2015, WIPO Re:Search partner BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) brokered 12 new agreements spanning four diseases and involving 17 members from nine countries.
Out of the 89 collaborations established to date, 44 are currently active and four have advanced to the next stage of product development.
Four new “User Members” and one new “Supporter” joined the Consortium in the first six months of the year. Four of these members are located in developing countries, home to most of the people living with neglected tropical diseases, tuberculosis and malaria.
A full round up of activities are found in “Catalyzing Partnerships for Global Health” – the 2015 Partnership Hub Mid-Year Report from BVGH, based in Seattle, Washington, USA.
WIPO Re:Search was launched in October, 2011, as a program designed to catalyze new research and medical products for neglected tropical diseases, tuberculosis and malaria.
WIPO Re:Search allows organizations to share their intellectual property, compounds, expertise, facilities and know-how royalty-free with qualified researchers worldwide working on new solutions for these maladies, which affect more than one billion people across the globe.
Although recent years have seen the arrival of new research and development models and extra resources, there remains a pressing need to bridge research gaps and bring together knowledge, skills and infrastructure from the private, non-profit, and academic sectors.