Finding cures or treatments for neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and tuberculosis to end or reduce the suffering of millions of people is a goal of many institutions and companies.
In the past few years, many partnerships have been developed between non-profit and academic researchers and companies to work on research and development for neglected tropical diseases. Yet there are many more researchers and projects that could benefit from the intellectual property and knowledge of biopharmaceutical companies, research institutions, and universities.
Recognizing the need for more progress in neglected disease research, WIPO Re:Search was formed in 2011 through the efforts of several of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and BIO Ventures for Global Health. The sharing of intellectual property and know-how developed by these companies, along with other providers, can be a driving force for innovation in the search for new treatments for these devastating neglected diseases.
WIPO Re:Search provides access to intellectual property for pharmaceutical compounds, technologies, and – most importantly – know-how and data available for research and development for neglected tropical diseases, tuberculosis, and malaria. By providing a searchable, public database of available intellectual property assets and resources, WIPO Re:Search facilitates new partnerships to support organizations that conduct research on treatments for neglected tropical diseases, ultimately improving the lives of those most in need.