February 3, 2015
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.
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.
Dr Fidelis Cho-Ngwa (Cameroon) shows how WIPO Re:Search is supporting new collaborations to develop treatments for this devastating tropical disease.