G-FINDER

Overview

Since 2008 Policy Cures has reported on global investments into neglected disease research and development (R&D) through G-FINDER tools and reports. G-FINDER is a uniquely informative data source, providing policy-makers, funders, researchers and industry with objective, previously unavailable information on the state of investment, trends and patterns:

  • in 31 neglected diseases,
  • across 134 product areas for these diseases including drugs, vaccines, diagnostics, microbicides and vector control products and
  • in platform technologies (e.g. adjuvants, delivery technologies, diagnostic platforms)

The data includes all types of product-related R&D, including basic research, discovery and preclinical, clinical development, Phase IV and pharmacovigilance studies, and baseline epidemiological studies.

Exploring this rich data is possible through annual reports; factsheets and in-depth reports and the public search tool. Reference material explaining the scope and methodology of G-FINDER is provided to support readers' understanding of the data.



The G-FINDER public search facility provides on-line database access.

The G-FINDER Public Search Tool provides open access to G-FINDER survey data that is not protected by confidentiality agreements. The Public Search Tool is updated annually and search results can be exported into Microsoft Excel format to support flexible analysis of the data.


Reports

G-FINDER Report 2013

G-FINDER Report 2013

The sixth annual G-FINDER survey reports both good and bad news on global investment into research and development (R&D) for new neglected disease products. The good news... more

G-FINDER Highlights 2013 (407Kb)
G-FINDER Report 2013 (9.8Mb)
Table of Contents (81Kb)
Executive Summary (630Kb)
Introduction (519Kb)
Findings – Funding by Disease (1.4Mb)
Findings – Neglected Disease Funders (617Kb)
Findings – Funding Flows (463Kb)
Discussion (488Kb)
Annexes (705Kb)

G-FINDER 2013 Launch Presentation

G-FINDER 2012

The G-FINDER Report 2012: Neglected disease research and development: A five year review


G-FINDER 2011

The G-FINDER Report 2011: Neglected disease research and development: Is innovation under threat?

G-FINDER highlights 2011 are also available in French, Spanish, and German.


G-FINDER 2010

The G-FINDER Report 2010: Neglected disease research and development: Is the global financial crisis changing R&D?


G-FINDER 2009

The G-FINDER Report 2009: Neglected disease research and development: New times, new trends


G-FINDER 2008

The G-FINDER Report 2008: Neglected disease research and development: how much are we really spending?



Factsheets and in-depth reports

An Emerging Leader: Germany's Role in Neglected and Poverty-related Disease R&D (2013)

Germany is now the fourth biggest public funder of neglected disease R&D globally in absolute terms however, in terms of its spend as a percentage of GDP (in 2012), it ranks below many other European countries including UK, France, Sweden, Ireland, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Germany has a strong scientific history and a network of highly regarded research institutes active in R&D. As a G8 economy, Germany has the economic potential, unlike some of its European counterparts struggling to respond to the global economic crisis, to boost its neglected disease R&D funding and to capitalise on its R&D strengths. This report (also in German):

  • Analyses German public funding from 2007-2012
  • Gives a who’s-who of German public funders and research institutes
  • Summarises neglected disease R&D achievements to date and funding opportunities for the future

G-FINDER Factsheet

G-FINDER Diagnostic R&D for Neglected Diseases (2013)

Effective diagnostics are essential tools for the control, elimination and eradication of neglected diseases, with the ability to quickly and accurately identify infections critical to ensuring that patients receive the treatment they need and halting the further spread of disease. One of the great challenges to monitoring disease emergence and delivering appropriate control measures is the lack of readily available, easy-to-use, reliable and low-cost diagnostic tools. Despite the pressing need for new diagnostics, and the obvious advantages to developing effective diagnostic tools, current funding levels for research and development of new diagnostics are insufficient to meet the needs of many neglected diseases.

This factsheet examines funding of diagnostic research and development globally, based on G-FINDER data, and discusses the urgent need to rationalise funding, diversify funding sources and increase priority driven investments.

G-FINDER Factsheet

G-FINDER R&D for Diarrhoeal Diseases (2013)

Diarrhoea is one of the six conditions identified in the fourth Millennium Development Goal: reduce child mortality, that lead to the majority of child deaths. In 2010, diarrhoeal diseases caused 1.1 million deaths and 66.5 million years of productive life lost in developing countries. Whilst preventive measures such as clean drinking water and sanitation can reduce the risk of infection, research and development (R&D) of new tools is equally important, particularly for vaccines as they can prevent infection.

This factsheet examines funding for diarrhoeal disease R&D globally from 2007-2011 and discusses the need to increase the focus on under-funded disease areas, diversify funding sources and balance funding distribution between basic research and product development.



Reference material

List of diseases, products and technologies included within the scope of G-FINDER

G-FINDER survey methodology

G-FINDER FAQs

 

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