Groups to form intellectual property database for neglected diseases

10/20/2011 | Intellectual Property Watch (Switzerland)

The World Intellectual Property Organization, in collaboration with the World Health Organization and other groups, is set to launch a voluntary database on Oct. 26 that will facilitate sharing of intellectual property for research and development of medicines, vaccines and diagnostics for neglected diseases, according to sources. The database, called Re:Search, is intended to help developing countries and is aimed at helping formulate treatments for Chagas disease, dengue fever and many other neglected diseases.

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