UNMC joins research consortium for tropical diseases

By Charlie Litton, UNeMed

UNMC and its technology transfer and commercialization arm, UNeMed, are now one of 153 listed worldwide organizations that are sharing research and resources to fight tropical diseases in developing nations.

The World Intellectual Property Organization and BIO Ventures for Global Health partnered in 2011 to create the WIPO Re:Search consortium.

The consortium’s stated mission is: “Accelerate the discovery and development of technologies for neglected tropical diseases, malaria and tuberculosis by sharing intellectual property with the global health research community, catalyzing and fostering global health collaborations, and contributing to capacity-building in developing countries.”