Successful 2014 for WIPO Re:Search

February 3, 2015

2014 Partnership Hub Report PDF, Partnership Hub Report

During its third full year of existence, WIPO Re:Search partner BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) brokered 38 new agreements in 2014, more than double the original target for the year.

As the year drew to a close, WIPO Re:Search had 82 collaborations in place after the addition of 14 new members, including six institutions located in less-developed regions, where most of the people living with neglected tropical diseases, tuberculosis and malaria are found.

A full round up of activities are found in "Catalyzing Partnerships for Global Health" – the 2014 Partnership Hub annual report from BVGH PDF, Partnership Hub Report, based in Seattle, Washington.

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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.

Sharing knowledge to fight river blindness

Dr Fidelis Cho-Ngwa (Cameroon) shows how WIPO Re:Search is supporting new collaborations to develop treatments for this devastating tropical disease.

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