WIPO Re:Search catalyzes the development of new medicines and technologies in the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), malaria and tuberculosis. Through innovative research partnerships and R&D collaborations we make intellectual property (IP) available to researchers who need it. Find out more about WIPO Re:Search.
WIPO Re:Search allows organizations to share their IP, compounds, expertise, facilities and know-how royalty-free with qualified researchers worldwide working on new solutions for NTDs, malaria and tuberculosis.
Neglected tropical diseases, malaria and tuberculosis affect more than one billion people across the globe.
Although recent years have seen the arrival of new R&D 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.
The IP, resources, and know-how available via WIPO Re:Search accelerate research into NTDs, malaria, and tuberculosis. In turn this increases the chances of success and reduces development costs.
- WIPO Re:Search offers its members access to an extensive range of knowledge assets, compounds, technology, and expertise provided by other private and public sector members. This saves scientists valuable resources and time.
- The Partnership Hub, led by BIO Ventures for Global Health, proactively identifies opportunities for collaboration and knowledge-sharing between members.
- WIPO Re:Search facilitates access to private-sector compounds and compound libraries, helping to repurpose drugs.
- It acts as a gateway to a range of development-related tools, including training in IP management.
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Poverty-related and neglected diseases represent 13.8% of the total global disease burden, but receive only 1.34% of health-related R&D expenditure (von Philipsborn et al., 2015)