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Collaboration for innovation: Establishment of a pan-nematode drug development platform

Project description

A vaccine development pipeline speeds help for neglected diseases

Parasitic worms (helminths) are the most common sources of infection in developing countries and represent a greater global disease burden than malaria and tuberculosis. Soil-transmitted helminth infections affect nearly a fourth of the world's population, compromising nutritional status and cognitive processes. Onchocerciasis, also called river blindness, is transmitted by blackflies and causes terrible itching, eye lesions, and often blindness. Thanks to the EU-funded project HELP, an academic and industry collaboration, vaccines for these two infections may be on the horizon. Promising compounds will be fully evaluated in laboratory and clinical trials and this drug pipeline partnership could also streamline vaccine development for numerous neglected diseases.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2018-Two-Stage-RTD
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Coordinator

SCHWEIZERISCHES TROPEN- UND PUBLIC HEALTH-INSTITUT
Address
Socinstrasse 57
CH-4002 Basel
Switzerland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 3 385 143,75

Participants (7)

DRUGS FOR NEGLECTED DISEASES INITIATIVE FONDATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 2 285 375
Address
Chemin Camille-vidart 15
1202 Geneve
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 839 714,16
Address
Venusberg-campus 1
53127 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MUSEUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE
France
EU contribution
€ 284 500
Address
Rue Cuvier 57
75005 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF BUEA
Cameroon
EU contribution
€ 98 156,26
Address
Po Box 63
Buea Southwest Region
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IFAKARA HEALTH INSTITUTE TRUST
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 820 506,25
Address
Kiko Avenue Off Old Bagamoyo Road Plot 463
Dar Es Salaam
Activity type
Research Organisations
CELGENE MANAGEMENT SARL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Route De Perreux 1
2017 Boudry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BAYER ANIMAL HEALTH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Kaiser-wilhelm-allee 20
51373 Leverkusen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)