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Current trends in and future potential of crowdfunding to finance R&D of treatments for neglected tropical diseases

Benazzouz, SM; Malkinson, J; Tóth, G; (2021) Current trends in and future potential of crowdfunding to finance R&D of treatments for neglected tropical diseases. Drug Discovery Today 10.1016/j.drudis.2021.02.021. (In press).

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Abstract

A serious lack of funding exists for the research and development (R&D) of therapeutics, diagnostics, and preventive measures for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Hence, crowdfunding to finance R&D for NTDs has high importance, because it is a new and alternate source of capital. This study explores current trends of crowdfunding for R&D for NTDs. Our study showed that, although the number of crowdfunding campaigns for NTDs has been increasing since 2010, crowdfunding overall has not reached its full potential. Several factors contributing positively to the success of crowdfunding campaigns were identified. These and the promotion of the crowdfunding ecosystem could aid the unlocking of its potential as a complementary financing source to conventional funding practices of R&D for NTDs.

Type: Article
Title: Current trends in and future potential of crowdfunding to finance R&D of treatments for neglected tropical diseases
Location: England
DOI: 10.1016/j.drudis.2021.02.021
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drudis.2021.02.021
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > UCL School of Pharmacy
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > UCL School of Pharmacy > Pharma and Bio Chemistry
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10126506
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