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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-BHC-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SC1-2018-Two-Stage-RTD

Coordinator

SCHWEIZERISCHES TROPEN UND PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUT
Net EU contribution
€ 3 385 143,75
Address
Kreuzstrasse 2
4123 Allschwil
Switzerland

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Basel-Landschaft
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
No data

Participants (7)

DRUGS FOR NEGLECTED DISEASES INITIATIVE FONDATION
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 2 285 375,00
Address
Chemin Camille-vidart 15
1202 Geneve

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Genève
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
No data
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM BONN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 839 714,16
Address
Venusberg-campus 1
53127 Bonn

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
No data
MUSEUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 284 500,00
Address
Rue Cuvier 57
75005 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
No data
UNIVERSITY OF BUEA
Cameroon
Net EU contribution
€ 98 156,26
Address
Po Box 63
Buea Southwest Region

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
No data
IFAKARA HEALTH INSTITUTE TRUST
Tanzania
Net EU contribution
€ 820 506,25
Address
Kiko Avenue Off Old Bagamoyo Road Plot 463
Dar Es Salaam

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
No data
CELGENE MANAGEMENT SARL

Participation ended

Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Route De Perreux 1
2017 Boudry

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Neuchâtel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BAYER ANIMAL HEALTH GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Kaiser-wilhelm-allee 20
51373 Leverkusen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Leverkusen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00