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Short description of the organization and its work to control and eliminate NTDs
WIPO Re:Search is a Consortium sponsored by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in collaboration with BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH). The Consortium aims to accelerate the discovery and product development of medicines, vaccines, and diagnostics to create new solutions for people affected by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), malaria, and tuberculosis by making intellectual property and know-how available to the global health research community. These diseases affect more than one billion people across the globe.
The Consortium comprises institutions from all relevant sectors, including public, private, academic, and civil society.
The Consortium is a voluntary endeavor open to all bona fide private and public entities, including intergovernmental institutions, that endorse the Guiding Principles agreed upon for the purpose of developing new medicines, diagnostics or vaccines in the field of NTDs.
The objective of the Consortium is to encourage and support research and development of Products for NTDs. In particular, WIPO Re:Search will benefit patients in the Least Developed Countries by creating an open innovation platform through which public and private sector entities can share, for this purpose, Intellectual Property. The Consortium has three major components:
- A Database, hosted by WIPO, providing details of Intellectual Property available for licensing from a Provider (as defined below), as well as services and other technology or materials not necessarily protected by intellectual property rights which can be accessed by Users (as defined below).
- A Partnership Hub, managed by a Partnership Hub Administrator, which shall be BVGH or any subsequent competent entity, in cooperation with WIPO, where Members (defined below) and other interested parties that support or are considering supporting these Guiding Principles can learn about the Consortium, available licensing and research collaboration opportunities, networking possibilities, and funding options.
- A range of specific Supporting Activities, led by WIPO in cooperation with BVGH, to facilitate negotiation of licensing agreements and to address technical matters such as identifying research needs and opportunities, among others, with technical advice from the World Health Organization (WHO).
WIPO Re:Search-Sharing Innovation in the Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases