TB Drug Accelerator Program

Accelerate the discovery and development of novel compounds against tuberculosis (TB).

TB Drug Accelerator Program

In August 2012, AbbVie, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Eli Lilly, Eisai, GlaxoSmithKline, MSD and Sanofi, four research institutions, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, launched a groundbreaking partnership that aims to speed up the discovery of essential new treatments for tuberculosis (TB). The partnership, known as the TB Drug Accelerator (TBDA), targets the discovery of new TB drugs by collaborating on early-stage research. The long-term goal of the TBDA is to create a TB drug regimen that cures patients in only one month, rather than the 6 months now needed for treatment.


  • AbbVie

    Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott. AbbVie combines the focus and passion of a leading-edge biotech with the expertise...

  • AstraZeneca

    Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven, integrated biopharmaceutical company with the primary focus to discover, develop and commercialize prescription medicines for six important areas of...

  • Bayer HealthCare Pharmacuticals

    Goods Supplier, Institute
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals is the pharmaceutical division of Bayer HealthCare AG. It markets products in more than 100 countries and in 2011 the company generated sales of almost...

  • AL-JIHAD for Commerce and Contracting (JCC)

    Works & Construction
    Lebanon | Staff size: Unknown

    Formed in 1992 as ALJIHAD for Commerce and Contracting (JCC) , the Company is one of the leading Grade A contracting companies in Lebanon with a deserved reputation for quality work, total...

  • Eli Lilly and Company

    Goods Supplier, Independent/None
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Eli Lilly and Company, incorporated in 1901, discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells products, in one business segment, pharmaceutical products. The Company also has an animal health...

  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

    Goods Supplier
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 10,000+

    We are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative medicines and brands. Our products are used by millions of people around the world,...

  • Management Sciences for Development (MSD)

    Development Consulting
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    Management Sciences for Development (MSD) is an international development consulting firm committed to help build strong justice sectors to support a culture of respect for the rule of...

  • Sanofi

    Goods Supplier
    Canada | Staff size: Unknown

    Sanofi S.A. is a French multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Paris, France, the world's fourth-largest by prescription sales. Sanofi engages in the research and development,...

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

    United States | Staff size: Unknown
    They are focused on the areas of greatest need, on the ways in which they can do the most good.


  • Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance)

    Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: 26-50

    The Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance) is a not-for-profit, product development partnership accelerating the discovery and development of new tuberculosis (TB) drugs that will...

  • Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI)

    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    Devastating infectious diseases cause suffering and death for millions of people around the globe. For many years, most of the investment in addressing these global health challenges was focused...

  • Texas A&M University

    Staff size: Unknown
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) - United States

    Institute, Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important medical discoveries that...

  • Weill Medical College

    Staff size: Unknown
  • Cornell University

    Staff size: 10,000+

    Cornell University is an educational institution that offers undergraduate majors, graduate, undergraduate and advanced degrees, and continuing education and outreach programs. Cornell has seven...

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Key Information

  • Start Date 2012