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Bristol-Myers Squibb funds global R&D in virology; Russian researchers may seek grant support

Bristol-Myers Squibb, a pharmaceutical multinational, has launched Partnering for Cure, a grant program to support R&D in the field of chronic viral disease therapy, including the HIV and B- and C-type chronic hepatitis, Rusnanonet.ru reported.

The company is said to have plans to provide up to 200,000 euro grants for virology research to last as long as two years.

An application for a grant is expected to contain an original and innovative research idea. All applications will be assessed by an international panel of experts representing clinical and scientific circles from several European countries, including Germany, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Italy, Spain, and Great Britain.

The applications are due by October 31, 2013, to be submitted through this special website. The experts are expected to make their final decision by November 30, 2013.

There’s been a global tendency lately for an increase in chronic viral diseases. According to World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, about 600,000 people lose their lives each year to the complications of acute or chronic B-type hepatitis. An estimated 150 million people are chronically infected with the C-type hepatitis virus, and as many as 350,000+ patients die annually from virus-associated liver diseases. Two years ago, there were about 34 million people living with the HIV across the planet.

In Russia alone, according to some conflicting expert estimates, there are two-to-five million chronic C-type hepatitis patients and as many as three million suffer from B-type hepatitis. There were 720,014 HIV cases registered in Russia before December 31, 2012. 

2013-09-12, Marchmont News.

Keywords: grants, R&D, funds, pharmaceutical industry

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