Solutions for the Problem of Underinvestment in R&D for Medicines for Neglected Infectious and Tropical Diseases

  • Frank Müller-Langer

The introduction of patent protection in the developing world alone is not sufficient for solving the problem of underinvestment in R&D for neglected infectious and tropical diseases. Furthermore, even if patent protection provided an adequate incentive mechanism to successfully stimulate R&D, there would still remain the problem that patented medicines may not be affordable for large groups of consumers in poor countries.


World Trade Organization United Nations Development Programme Patent Protection Incentive Mechanism Malaria Vaccine 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Gabler | GWV Fachverlage GmbH 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Müller-Langer

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations