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GSK – The University of Dundee collaborations on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) treatments

Active Since: 2011-2022

Contributing to SDGs…

Accelerate research into discovering and developing effective Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) treatments.

MEMBER COMPANIES

PARTNER ORGANISATIONS

  • Academia or research institute

    University of Dundee

  • Global NGOs

    Wellcome Trust

Objectives

  • Accelerate research into discovering and developing effective Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) treatments.

GSK and the Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) at the University of Dundee have a long-standing partnership to research Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). In April 2017, the Wellcome Trust awarded the University of Dundee £7.9m for a joint five-project with GSK to boost efforts to find new drugs to treat some of the world’s most devastating parasitic diseases – visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis, and Chagas’ disease.

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"The collaboration with the University of Dundee and this funding from Wellcome are vital boosts towards the achievement of GSK’s goal of producing new preclinical candidates for leishmaniasis and/or Chagas’ disease."
 Dr Jose Fiandor
Director of GSK’s Kinetoplastids Discovery Performance Unit

SDGs THE PARTNERSHIP CONTRIBUTES TO

SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing

  1. 3.3: Communicable Diseases & NTDs

SDG 9: Industry Innovation and Infrastructure

SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals