Volume 87 Issue 34 | p. 20 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 24, 2009

Neglected Disease Consortium Formed

Department: Business
Keywords: Disease Consortium, tropical diseases, African sleeping sickness

A team of scientists from industry, academia, and the nonprofit sector are collaborating to find new treatments for African sleeping sickness and leishmaniasis, two neglected tropical diseases that kill a total of 100,000 people each year. The consortium, which is starting out with $5 million to be distributed over the course of four years, includes IOTA Pharmaceuticals, Mercachem, Nycomed, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, the

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