Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD)
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  • Date of completion: 2012-04-03
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Government of Singapore - Singapore Economic Development Board

Major Groups:
Novartis (Switzerland)
Medecins sans Frontieres ()
various ()

Other intergovernmental organizations:
WHO (Switzerland)

Description/achievement of initiative

State-of-the-art biomedical research institute for tropical diseases. Objective is to develop novel compounds and find partners for clinical development, manufacturing, marketing and distribution. No profit from poor people in developing countries, but potential for profitable operations in developed markets (re-financing the research costs). Initial focus on Dengue-fever and treatment-resistant tuberculosis.

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