Neue öffentlich-private Partnerschaft zur Entwicklung von Medikamenten gegen parasitäre Wurminfektionen lanciert

Genf – 28. November 2019
Ein neues Konsortium bestehend aus Forschungsinstituten, Universitäten, gemeinnützigen Organisationen und Pharmaunternehmen hat sich zusammengeschlossen, um neue Medikamente gegen Infektionen verursacht durch parasitäre Würmer (Helminthen) zu entwickeln. Zu diesen Krankheiten zählen die Flussblindheit und lymphatische Filariose sowie Infektionen mit Haken- und Peitschenwürmern. Fast eine Milliarde Menschen weltweit sind betroffen.

Public-private partnership launched to develop new drugs for roundworm infections

Geneva – 28 November 2019
“Pan-nematode” drug development platform is part of Europe’s Horizon 2020 programme
A new consortium of research institutes, universities, not-for-profit organizations, and pharmaceutical companies has teamed up to develop novel drugs for infections caused by parasitic worms (helminths), a debilitating group of diseases that includes river blindness, lymphatic filariasis, as well as infection with hookworm and whipworm, which together affect close to a billion people.

Not-for-profit research and development can address deadly market failure for neglected patients, paper shows

Berlin, Germany – 30 October 2019
15 years of an ‘experiment in innovation’ to discover and develop affordable new treatments in the public interest
In its first 15 years, DNDi has proven that not-for-profit R&D can deliver effective and affordable new treatments to help fill the drug development pipeline for neglected diseases, an area that was suffering from a deadly lack of attention when the organization was created in 2003, according to a new report released today at the two-day DNDi & Founders’ Symposium in Berlin, Germany.