The Future of Drug Development for Neglected Tropical Diseases: How the European Commission Can Continue to Make a Difference

Raymond J. Pierce*, Jane MacDougall, Rob Leurs, Maria Paola Costi

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this article, the four coordinators of neglected tropical disease (NTD) drug development projects funded under the European Commission (EC) Framework Programme 7 argue that the EC should reassess their funding strategy to cover the steps necessary to translate a lead compound into a drug candidate for testing in clinical trials, and suggest ways in which this might be achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581-583
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017


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