Navigation Links
BIO Ventures for Global Health Receives $7 Million Grant from Gates Foundation to Engage Biotechnology in the Fight Against Neglected Diseases of the Developing World
Date:10/14/2008

-Funds to support creation of market incentives and facilitate new R&D collaborations-

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) today announced that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has expanded its support of the organization, so it can further engage biotechnology industry innovation to create new medicines for infectious diseases of the developing world. The $7 million grant will help BVGH build the market case for biotechnology industry investment through market-based incentives and to create new opportunities for R&D collaborations.

"We are thrilled by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's support for expanding the BVGH mission," said Christopher D. Earl, PhD, President and CEO of BVGH. "Biotechnology industry resources are integral to the discovery of new solutions for the millions of patients suffering from diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and African sleeping sickness."

Barriers such as insufficient markets, funding, and information continue to deter industry from applying their technologies to research and development for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). BVGH is tackling these barriers and addressing the issues most often identified by both the public and private sectors as limiting collaboration and the application of biotechnology resources.

"The biotech industry has an exceptional opportunity to apply its innovative skills to create new global health solutions," said Tachi Yamada, MD, President of the Gates Foundation's Global Health Program. "BVGH designs economic incentives and partnerships that help make this industry commitment possible."

BVGH's accomplishments are measured by the growing numbers of companies who are committing their best scientists and technologies to solving the most pressing public health needs across the globe.

"Improving health care in developing nations is a goal that all biotechnology companies share," said Joshua Boger, Ph.D., President and CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, and Chairman of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). "Biotechnology innovation has dramatically changed the lives of millions of people worldwide, and our industry must remain committed to utilizing its expertise and resources to ensure that diseases of both the developed and developing world are addressed in new and more effective ways."

About Bio Ventures for Global Health

BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH), a non-profit organization, is harnessing the resources of the biotechnology industry to create new medicines for neglected diseases of the developing world. Our mission is to break down barriers that hinder industry involvement in global health product development and to catalyze new industry investment. http://www.bvgh.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE BIO Ventures for Global Health
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Hank Plain Joins Morgenthaler Ventures as Partner
2. Dan Broderick Joins Prolog Ventures as Partner
3. Corium International, Inc., Announces $40 Million Financing led by Essex Woodlands Health Ventures
4. Vivo Ventures Expands Team with the Addition of James Huang as an Executive in Residence
5. Khosla Ventures and BIOeCON Form KiOR Inc.
6. Jerusalem Global Ventures Announces $200 Million Growth Equity Fund
7. 5AM Ventures Announces Expansion of Investment Team: Names Richard Ulevitch Venture Partner; Promotes Kevin Forrest and Andrew McMillan to Principal
8. Clarus Ventures Closes $660 Million Fund
9. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, BIO, and Bio Ventures for Global Health Invite Proteome Systems CEO to Speak on TB Diagnostics Solutions At Partnering for Global Health Forum, Washington D.C.
10. Lorus Therapeutics Announces Exclusive Multinational License Agreement with Zoticon Bioventures for Virulizin(R)
11. SPO Medical Retains American Capital Ventures for Investor Relations Services
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... A new ... rates in frozen and fresh in vitro fertilization (IVF) transfer cycles. ... to IVF success. , After comparing the results from the fresh and frozen ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... ... Dr. Bob Harman, founder and CEO of VetStem Biopharma, Inc. ... event entitled “Stem Cells and Their Regenerative Powers,” was held on August 31st, ... was joined by two human doctors: Peter B. Hanson, M.D., Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... DIEGO , Oct. 9, 2017  BioTech ... biological mechanism by which its ProCell stem cell ... critical limb ischemia.  The Company, demonstrated that treatment ... amount of limbs saved as compared to standard ... the molecule HGF resulted in reduction of therapeutic ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... Arizona (PRWEB) , ... October ... ... 15 years’ experience providing advanced instruments and applications consulting for microscopy and ... in-house expertise in application consulting, Nanoscience Analytical offers a broad range of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:3/27/2017)... , March 27, 2017  Catholic Health Services ... Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics for achieving Stage ... Model sm . In addition, CHS previously earned ... hospitals using an electronic medical record (EMR). ... high level of EMR usage in an outpatient ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... Forecast to 2025" report to their offering. ... The Global Biometric Vehicle Access System ... over the next decade to reach approximately $1,580 million by 2025. ... forecasts for all the given segments on global as well as ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... Industry Forecast to 2025" report to their offering. ... The Global Vehicle Anti-Theft ... 8.8% over the next decade to reach approximately $14.21 billion by ... and forecasts for all the given segments on global as well ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):