Conducting research into neglected tropical diseases can be a tough sell for biopharmaceutical companies. The investments are significant, the risks are great, and the payoff is primarily philanthropic. But the need is clear. One billion people are affected by neglected tropical diseases worldwide, and each year neglected diseases disproportionately kill or disable millions of poor people primarily in tropical and subtropical areas of the world.
For many biopharma companies, addressing these deadly diseases has become a core goal of their philanthropic efforts. But even with unwavering executive commitment, the many obstacles these companies face managing research in the most remote parts of the world can feel insurmountable.
Though it doesn’t have to be.
The key to approaching...