News releases related to this initiative
The NTDs Drug-discovery Research Consortium
1) Joint drug discovery research for anti-protozoan drugs
June 2012, "Astellas and DNDi to Collaborate on New Drug Discovery Astellas and DNDi to Collaborate on New Drug Discovery"
July 2012, "Tokyo Institute of Technology and Astellas: Start of Joint Drug Discovery Research for Neglected Tropical Diseases caused by Protozoan Parasites - Through use of Tokyo-Tech's Supercomputer TSUBAME2.0"
September 2012, "KEK and Astellas begin collaborative research to discover new drugs for neglected tropical diseases - Design of pharmaceuticals based on the three-dimensional structure of proteins using synchrotron X-ray crystallography"
October 2012, "Astellas Enters Collaborative New Drug Discovery Research with AIST for Neglected Tropical Diseases Caused by Pro
November 2012, "Nagasaki University and Astellas Launch Collaborative Research for Screening New Anti-Protozoan Drugs for Neglected Tropical Diseases - Selection of Potential Compounds by Evaluation of Anti-Protozoan activities"
November 2012, "University of Tokyo and Astellas Enter Collaborative Research for Target Discovery of New Drugs for Neglected Tropical Diseases Caused by Protozoan Parasites - Selection of Target Molecular for Drug Discovery by Verifications on the Validity of Target Candidates"
2) Joint drug discovery research for anti-dengue virus drugs
March 2013, "Nagasaki University and Astellas Launch Collaborative Research for Screening New Anti-Dengue Virus Drugs for Neglected Tropical Diseases"
March 2013, "Tokyo Institute of Technology and Astellas Launch Collaborative Research for New Anti-Dengue Virus Drugs for Neglected Tropical Diseases"
Development of Drug Discovery Database for NTDs
August 2013, "iNTRODB, the world's first integrated database system for drug discovery in neglected tropical diseases, receives
Development of pediatric formulation for Schistosomiasis
March 2014, "Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium awarded US$1.86 million GHIT grant"
July 2012, "New public-private partnership to develop a treatment for schistosomiasis-infected preschool children"
Participation in Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund)
2013 April, "Participation in "Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund)""
2017 Jun, "Commitments to GHIT Fund Replenishment"