The Tropical Disease Initiative
The convergence between computing and biology suggests that open source methods can be used to organize early phase drug discovery. We argue that a new approach, which we call open source drug discovery, would significantly reduce the cost of discovering, developing and manufacturing cures for tropical diseases.
We are a non-profit drug development organization with a mission to discover, develop, and deliver safe, effective, and affordable new treatments for neglected infectious diseases afflicting children in the developing world.
Médecins Sans Frontières committed its 1999 Nobel Peace Prize funds to develop an alternative model for the research and development (R&D) of new drugs for neglected diseases.
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