Navigation Links
WHO Introduces the Helminth Drug Initiative With Special Supplement in the Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
Date:10/18/2007

LONDON, October 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Helminth infections are responsible for a huge health burden on developing country populations, and the number of drugs available to treat them is incredibly limited.

The paucity of products in development for helminth diseases has necessitated a focused initiative to boost the R&D pipeline for these diseases. Consultation meetings organised by the WHO Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) Programme in collaboration with the Japanese Society of Parasitology led to the establishment of the Helminth Drug Initiative (HDI), which aims to facilitate R&D against human parasitic worm infections.

In a freely available 103-page peer-reviewed special issue of Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery, the rationale behind the HDI is documented, as well as reports of technical consultations and recommendations that led to the initial establishment of the Initiative within TDR.

"The Helminth Drug Initiative is an integral part of an innovative drug discovery platform established by TDR based on a coordinated network of partners from industry and academia from the developed and developing countries ", commented Dr Solomon Nwaka, who leads drug discovery efforts and the HDI.

The special issue focusing on the Helminth Drug Initiative of the Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery is available for free download at: http://www.pjbpubs.com/uploads/content/expertopin/eodc_freedownload.htm.

About Expert Opinion

The Expert Opinion series provides systematic and authoritative reviews to support every stage of the drug discovery and R&D pipeline from target to market. Each of the eleven journals in the series covers a specific aspect of the pharmaceutical pipeline.

The series contains the following journals: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy, Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery, Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology, Expert Opinion on Drug Safety, Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs, Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs, Expert Opinion on Medical Diagnostics, Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents, and Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets.

For further information:

Phil Garner, Publisher

Telephone: +44-(0)20-7017-6775

Email: phil.garner@informa.com

Website: http://www.expertopin.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Expert Opinion
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. GE Healthcare introduces MR imaging product
2. Online fishing site introduces interactive maps
3. GE introduces remotely hosted health services
4. Norlight introduces new e-mail security service
5. Angel network introduces ePlan
6. RedPrairie Corp. introduces new supply chain software
7. GE introduces compact ultrasound system for women
8. MailFoundry introduces new e-mail archive product
9. Madison biotech introduces drug discovery advance
10. Alfalight introduces new 25-watt pump module
11. Wisconsin introduces new state IT plan
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... PhUSE will build on the huge success ... Day Events (SDE) to organize a multiple-day US conference. The first annual US ... the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry will cover industry standards, data science, regulations ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2016 , ... ... clinical research is through industry-wide collaboration, standardization and a beautiful technology experience. All three ... which convened more than 100 clinical trial leaders from over 40 sponsor, CRO and ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... The ... to collaboratively developing improved chemistry, manufacturing and control technologies for the pharmaceutical ... with robust, probe-based sampling. , Online liquid chromatography analysis is becoming ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... YORK , Dec. 1, 2016   SurePure, ... photopurification, announced today that the Company has concluded an ... the right for a 90-day period to acquire units ... value of approximately USD 3.7 million.  ... agreement with Tamarack under which Tamarack will seek regulatory ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:11/15/2016)... DUBLIN , Nov 15, 2016 Research ... - Global Forecast to 2021" report to their offering. ... ... reach USD 16.18 Billion by 2021 from USD 6.21 Billion in ... Growth of the bioinformatics market is driven by ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... 22, 2016   Acuant , the ... solutions, has partnered with RightCrowd ® ... Visitor Management, Self-Service Kiosks and Continuous Workforce ... add functional enhancements to existing physical access ... venues with an automated ID verification and ...
(Date:6/15/2016)... 2016 Transparency Market Research ... Market by Application Market - Global Industry Analysis Size Share ... the report, the  global gesture recognition market  was ... is estimated to grow at a CAGR of ... Increasing application of gesture recognition technology ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):