Parallel session 14:30 - 16:30

Sustainable business models in neglected tropical diseases

Moderator: Kamran Rafiq, The International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD)

Together with representatives from TropIQ, Avivia and MondialDx
This session is a continuation from the morning session: Innovations for neglected tropical diseases: the next level

Translating biomedical research and innovations into health solutions can be a cumbersome process, even more so for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Despite a growing knowledge on the pathophysiology and etiology of NTDs, the number of novel diagnostics, drugs and vaccines entering tropical medicine practice remains disappointing.

Divided over two sessions, you will learn more about partnerships that are filling the NTD product pipeline, and those that put great effort into translating scientific hypothesis into clinical practice.

This (afternoon) session will focus on the problem of developing sustainable business models for small (spin-off) companies active in the NTD field.


  • René Paulussen - Managing Director MondialDx
  • Hans Platteeuw - Founder & CEO Avivia
  • Koen Dechering - CEO TropIQ


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