A Matter of Health: Ebola: New Products Needed for Neglected Tropical Diseases
Sabin Vaccine Institute's Product Development Partnership is highlighted in an article calling for new products to treat neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
"Product development partnerships (PDPs) represent an attractive alternative for filling that development pipeline. PDPs are non-profit institutions that use industry practices to make diagnostics, drugs, and vaccines for diseases that have low-profit margins such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and NTDs. The Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development (Sabin-TCH-BCM) is a unique PDP based at the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Although Sabin-TCH-BCM is not making an Ebola vaccine, it has a diverse portfolio of vaccines under development to combat other NTDs, including hookworm disease, schistosomiasis, Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, SARS and West Nile virus infection."