n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Strategic investments in non-communicable diseases (NCD) research in Africa : the GSK Africa NCD Open Lab : cardiovascular topic
|Article Title||Strategic investments in non-communicable diseases (NCD) research in Africa : the GSK Africa NCD Open Lab : cardiovascular topic|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of Africa|
|Affiliations||1 GSK, UK, 2 GSK, UK, 3 GSK, UK, 4 GSK, UK, 5 GSK, UK and 6 GSK, UK|
|Publication Date||Mar 2015|
|Pages||15 - 17|
|Keyword(s)||Africa, Capacity building, Collaboration, Non-communicable diseases, Open innovation and Training|
In March 2014, GSK announced a number of new strategic investments in Africa. One of these included investment of up to 25 million Pounds Sterling (£25 million) to create the world's first R&D Open Lab to increase understanding of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa. The vision is to create a new global R&D effort with GSK working in partnership with major funders, academic centres and governments to share expertise and resources to conduct high-quality research. The Africa NCD Open Lab will see GSK scientists collaborate with scientific research centres across Africa. An independent advisory board of leading scientists and clinicians will provide input to develop the strategy and selection of NCD research projects within a dynamic and networked open-innovation environment. It is hoped that these research projects will inform prevention and treatment strategies in the future and will enable researchers across academia and industry to discover and develop new medicines to address the specific needs of African patients.
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