CIPIH Topics

Research and Development

Laboratory work

A concern in both the developed world is the apparently escalating cost of drug discovery, with fewer new medicines being approved in recent years in spite of a significant increase in resources devoted to Research and Development. Governments and regulatory authorities, as well as industry, are concerned about how the discovery process can be improved. The promise of new technologies for research, such as genomics, has not yet been fulfilled. Research on several diseases that particularly affect developing countries offers special scientific challenges.