In September 2009, the Wellcome Trust and MSD created the MSD Welcome Trust Hilleman Laboratories, a research and development joint venture with a not-for-profit mission committed to developing high impact, affordable vaccines for people in developing countries in an innovative and sustainable manner.
The partners have strengths that are complementary in many ways. The Wellcome Trust brings exceptional public health expertise, in-depth policy understanding and experience in biomedical research to the partnership. MSD brings expertise in vaccine development and experience in working with a diverse range of stakeholders including international organizations, governments, nongovernmental organizations and philanthropic organizations.
The Hilleman Laboratories is based in India and is focused on bringing in innovation to act as a catalyst in bridging the gap between academia and product development, leveraging a cadre of talented scientists from around the globe. Their expertise in medical research is targeted towards creating new vaccines in areas of unmet needs as well as adapting existing vaccines for more effective delivery in low income countries.
|Location||South Asia, Central Asia, Myanmar, Mozambique, Mali, Malawi, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, India, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Gambia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Congo, The Democratic Republic of, Comoros, Chad, Cambodia, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Benin, Bangladesh, West Africa, Southern Africa, Eastern Africa|