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Open source drugs may cure TB, Malaria

24 April 2012

HYDERABAD: Open source drug discovery might yield results of several scientists who are toiling to find a cure for the poor man’s diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria, say experts. Where traditional drug research by profit-driven companies fail, open source holds a lot of promise of succeeding because of its multi-institutional approach as well as the possibilities of collective work. In a world where a person dies of tuberculosis every 10 minutes, open source drug discovery might provide the answer soon.

One of the major problems faced by open source drug discovery in the initial years is in establishing a base on which advance development can be made possible. However, gradually, the Indian scientific fraternity is now getting active and the global base of OSDD is slowly growing stronger. “Slowly, the world wide community will participate; at least people all over world are realising the importance of open drug discovery. A cure for malaria and tuberculosis may just be around the corner. We foresee that in about five years, we will complete clinical trials for malaria and tuberculosis,” added Zakir Thomas, project director, OSDD, New Delhi……

Read more: http://www.asianage.com/hyderabad/open-source-drugs-may-cure-tb-malaria-540

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April 29, 2012 at 12:14 pm

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