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Implementing Socially Responsible Licensing for Global Health: Beyond Neglected Diseases

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Science Translational Medicine  29 Oct 2014:
Vol. 6, Issue 260, pp. 260cm11
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3009422

Abstract

Global health efforts require socially responsible licensing that permits wide-ranging access to inventions that address health challenges beyond the so-called neglected diseases. Our analysis suggests that universities that excel in global health innovation are less likely to have global-access licensing policies in place. This trend can slow access to new clinical products and diminish the ability of universities to address their public missions.

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