- Authors: Laura W. Musselwhite, Karolina Maciag, Alex Lankowski, Michael C. Gretes, Thomas E. Wellems, Gloria Tavera, Rebecca E. Goulding, Ethan Guillen
View Affiliations Hide AffiliationsAffiliations: 1 Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland; Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts; Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon; Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland; Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio; Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, Berkeley, California
- Publisher: The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene,
- Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 86, Issue 1, Jan 2012, p. 65 - 74
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0608
oa First Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) Neglected Diseases and Innovation Symposium
Universities Allied for Essential Medicines organized its first Neglected Diseases and Innovation Symposium to address expanding roles of public sector research institutions in innovation in research and development of biomedical technologies for treatment of diseases, particularly neglected tropical diseases. Universities and other public research institutions are increasingly integrated into the pharmaceutical innovation system. Academic entities now routinely undertake robust high-throughput screening and medicinal chemistry research programs to identify lead compounds for small molecule drugs and novel drug targets. Furthermore, product development partnerships are emerging between academic institutions, non-profit entities, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to create diagnostics, therapies, and vaccines for diseases of the poor. With not for profit mission statements, open access publishing standards, open source platforms for data sharing and collaboration, and a shift in focus to more translational research, universities and other public research institutions are well-placed to accelerate development of medical technologies, particularly for neglected tropical diseases.
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