The Status Quo Wins Again: Selected R&D Demonstration Projects Disappoint, Offer Little Progress (2013)

On December 4-5, experts at a Global Technical Meeting, hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO), selected biomedical research and development (R&D) ‘demonstration projects’ to go forward and receive financing. This is an outcome of the process that resulted from the Global Strategy and Action Plan on Public Health Innovation and Intellectual Property, now referred to as the Consultative Expert Working Group on Financing and Coordination on R&D (CEWG). The purpose of demonstration projects are to test new R&D approaches that enhance needs-driven R&D and access to results that can be used on a large scale.

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