Prize or Patent? Innovative Ideas for Funding Medical Drug Development and Access


Panel Discussion,

Co-organized by UNU-MERIT and the UNU-Office at the United Nations, New York, this panel discussion will bring together experts from academia, government, finance and pharmaceutical sectors to discuss key policy and implementation questions that need to be taken into account in designing effective medical prizes.

The event will build on some of the debates and conclusions from the recent international workshop on Medical Prizes in the Netherlands the recent Knowledge Ecology International/UNU-MERIT International Workshop on Medical Prizes in Maastricht on 28-29 January 2008.



Venue: Conference Room 7, UN Headquarters, New York

Date: 20 March 2008

Time: 15:00 - 17:30


UNU-MERIT