Moving Forward with Merck in the Fight Against NTDs and Malaria

September 23, 2020

The World Intellectual Property Organization welcomes Merck’s September renewal of its membership in WIPO Re:Search.

Since 2014, Merck’s notable contributions to spur innovation and advance scientific exploration have markedly advanced WIPO Re:Search’s search for solutions to the world’s neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and malaria. Through sharing intellectual property resources housed in its library of compounds in Darmstadt, Germany, Merck has enabled researchers worldwide, from California to Cameroon to Australia, to forge ties and collaborate to improve the lives of people in need. WIPO Re:Search looks forward to this continued fruitful partnership to advance the global health agenda.

WIPO Re:Search was founded in 2011. Periodic membership renewals are based upon the date of a member’s joining the consortium.

About WIPO Re:Search

WIPO Re:Search is a global public-private partnership between WIPO and BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH), a non-profit organization that connects the for-profit and non-profit sectors to solve global health challenges. WIPO Re:Search supports early-stage research and development (R&D) in the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), malaria, and tuberculosis. Through targeted, mutually beneficial R&D collaborations among its members, the partnership catalyses royalty-free sharing of IP – including compounds, data, clinical samples, technology, and expertise – and drives progress towards the UN Sustainable Development goals.