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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 815628

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2019

  • End date

    31 August 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.3.

Coordinated by:

SCHWEIZERISCHES TROPEN- UND PUBLIC HEALTH-INSTITUT

Switzerland

Project description

English EN

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.

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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 DNDI

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 2 285 375

UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM BONN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 839 714,16

MUSEUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 284 500

UNIVERSITY OF BUEA

Cameroon

EU Contribution

€ 98 156,26

IFAKARA HEALTH INSTITUTE TRUST

Tanzania

EU Contribution

€ 820 506,25

CELGENE MANAGEMENT SARL

Switzerland

BAYER ANIMAL HEALTH GMBH

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 815628

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2019

  • End date

    31 August 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.3.

Coordinated by:

SCHWEIZERISCHES TROPEN- UND PUBLIC HEALTH-INSTITUT

Switzerland