Advinus Therapeutics and DNDi Join Forces on Drug Discovery and Development for Visceral Leishmanias (Kala Azar)

[ Bangalore and Geneva October  11, 2007 ]
Advinus Therapeutics (P) Ltd. and Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), a not-for-profit R&D organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, announced today that they have formed a collaboration for discovery and development of novel therapies for visceral leishmaniasis (kala azar), a fatal infectious disease of developing countries including India.

Scientific Symposium on Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL)

[ September 2007 ]
London, UK
DNDi and the Leishmaniasis East Africa Platform (LEAP) organised a scientific symposium on visceral leishmaniasis (VL): “A step together in the right direction” at the centenary meeting of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH), in London. More than 120 scientists attended the meeting.

ASAQ Launch

[ March 2007 ]
Sanofi-aventis and DNDi launched ASAQ, the new fixed-dose combination of artesunate (AS) and amodiaquine (AQ), which is now available in 21 countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa (June 08). ASAQ, the first drug developed by DNDi, is an innovative product to treat malaria that is adapted to the needs of patients of all ages, simple to use, accessible as a non patented drug, and available at an affordable price.

Une nouvelle association à doses fixes, à une prise par jour, maintenant disponible contre le paludisme

[ Paris – 1er mars 2007 ]
Sanofi-aventis et la fondation Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) annoncent aujourd’hui que ASAQ, la nouvelle association fixe d’artésunate (AS) et d’amodiaquine (AQ), sera bientôt disponible à travers l’Afrique sub-saharienne. ASAQ est le premier médicament développé par les partenaires “FACT” (“Fixed-dose, Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy”) coordonnés par DNDi en partenariat avec sanofi-aventis.

New, Once-a-Day Fixed-Dose Combination Against Malaria Now Available

[ Paris – March 1st, 2007 ]
Sanofi-aventis and the non-profit Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) announced today that ASAQ, the new fixed-dose combination of artesunate (AS) and amodiaquine (AQ), will soon be available throughout sub-Saharan Africa. ASAQ is the first drug developed by the FACT (Fixed-dose, Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy) partners, managed by DNDi in partnership with sanofi-aventis.


 6-11 August 2006 ]
Glasgow, Scotland

11th International Congress of Parasitology.

DNDi and Indian scientists collaborate in hunt for new drugs for neglected diseases

[ Delhi, India – October 4, 2005 ]
The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), a not-for-profit drug development initiative, is collaborating with the Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) Lucknow to test their library of compounds for possible activity against parasites that cause deadly neglected diseases such as kala azar and sleeping sickness.