WIPO Re:Search

WIPO Re:Search is a global consortium that catalyzes the development of new medicines and technologies in the fight against neglected tropical diseases, malaria and tuberculosis.

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WIPO Re:Search – Collaborating to Mobilize the Power of Intellectual Property for Global Health

Author(s): WIPO; Publication year: 2018

WIPO Re:Search aims to catalyze the development of medical products for neglected tropical diseases, malaria and tuberculosis through innovative research partnerships and knowledge sharing.

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WIPO Re:Search Strategic Plan 2017–2021

Publication year: 2017

WIPO Re:Search has come a long way over the past five years since its inception. Initially, it was intended to demonstrate that IP could help facilitate innovation in health and catalyze new research and development. This demonstration has been achieved.

Based on the recommendations of an external strategic review of WIPO Re:Search, this Strategic Plan, developed in a collaborative manner with all WIPO Re:Search Members, charts the way forward based on several principles: the positive value of IP; the need for a proactive partnering mechanism; a long-term perspective of potential contribution to product development; the importance of capacity building for IP management and for research; the importance of mobilizing additional resources for partnering and for collaborations; and the value of broader understanding of IP, research and WIPO Re:Search itself.

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Vaccines: Accelerating Innovation and Access
Global Challenges Report

Author(s): Hilde Stevens, Isabelle Huys, Koenraad Debackere, Michel Goldman, Philip Stevens, Richard T. Mahoney; Publication year: 2017

This Global Challenges Report describes the innovation process for vaccines. It explains how the restricted availability of vaccines is due to impediments at every stage of the process. Most of these obstacles are manageable, and intellectual property (IP) rights are associated with only some of them. The analysis aims to put into perspective debates around health innovation and the availability of health technologies in developing countries, especially with respect to the role of IP. In particular, it provides an overview of how IP has been used to meet global health challenges in the vaccines field, and considers whether lessons can be drawn to inform other important health technologies.

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Sharing Innovation and Building Capacity to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Selection of WIPO Re:Search Fellowship Stories
Global Challenges Report

Author(s): Ania Jedrusik; Publication year: 2016

An overview of issues relevant to debates about solutions to global challenges, such as climate change, public health and food security.

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BVGH Partnership Hub Report - Catalyzing Partnerships for Global Health

Publication year: 2015

The consortium’s objective is to establish partnerships that facilitate sharing of IP assets to advance the discovery and development of new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics for NTDs, malaria, and tuberculosis.

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Re:Search Partnership Stories
Accelerating R&D for Neglected Diseases through Global Collaborations

Publication year: 2014

The consortium’s objective is to establish partnerships that facilitate sharing of IP assets to advance the discovery and development of new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics for NTDs, malaria, and tuberculosis.