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BVGH Releases Report on BIO 2016 International Convention Activities

Dr. Bennet Omalu speaks at the BVGH African Pavilion

BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH), an organization dedicated to improving global health through programs and initiatives that engage pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies, released a report highlighting its BIO 2016 Convention outreach activities including an expanded African Pavilion, a panel session, Global Innovation Hub presentations and more. “Building on the success of its multi-African country pavilion at the 2015 Convention, BVGH coordinated a larger Africa pavilion and expanded Africa-focused programing at the 2016 Convention. With 16 Read More >

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Leveraging the power of partnerships

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The world is an interconnected and interdependent place socially, economically, and environmentally. Not only is our global society becoming increasingly interconnected through the spread of technology, but we are becoming tightly intertwined both through the spread of diseases and the global partnerships established to combat them. The term neighbor has an evolving definition. Consequently, it is important we all adapt to the changing environment and look beyond our traditional encumbrances towards emerging opportunities to share Read More >

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Out of Africa: Biomedical Innovation and Expertise

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Scientific research holds the key to unlocking creative and effective solutions for alleviating the burden of disease on the world’s populations. Developing countries, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, are disproportionately encumbered by disease – many of which are endemic only to those geographies.  Yet these same regions are a wellspring of innovative and creative ideas that are being used to advance biomedical science and healthcare product development. Research centers within these regions are yet Read More >

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Seattle Times Commentary: New Approaches Needed to Fight Ebola

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In the Seattle Times this week, BIO Ventures for Global Health President Jennifer Dent offered commentary on the need for new drug development models to develop treatments for Ebola, arguing that conventional approaches are not working for neglected tropical diseases. Partnerships involving drug companies as well as academic, non-profit, and government stakeholders are needed. Dent offers the WIPO Re:Search consortium as an example: In 2011, BIO Ventures for Global Health established a partnership with the Read More >

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Exploring New Solutions For Neglected Diseases in Developing Countries

SBIR Reauthorization Moves Forward

On Tuesday, BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) announced the completion of the 30th research agreement as part of its partnership with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to better enable drug companies to assist researchers in addressing infectious diseases worldwide. The partnership aims to accelerate development of drugs, diagnostics and vaccines for more than 1.5 billion people suffering from malaria, tuberculosis, and other neglected tropical diseases including dengue in developing nations. A recent publication in Read More >

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