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Mission / Vision

Description: Sample College ImageMission

We apply innovative science to develop products to eliminate infectious diseases of global importance.


We envision a world in which infectious diseases are either prevented or rapidly diagnosed and treated using products that are available to all people.

We Value:

Compassion: We are driven by compassion and the belief that all people should be free from infectious diseases, which cause untold death and suffering. Our work holds the promise of saving millions of lives and improving the quality of life around the world.

Scientific Excellence: We are rooted in scientific excellence. We are committed to the diligence, integrity and ethics required to conduct research and develop products in a responsible, efficient manner.

Impact: We believe our research and product development will have significant, positive impact for the benefit of the world's most underserved populations. Through collaboration and innovation, we bridge knowledge and action to reduce suffering and save lives.

  • 501(c)3 non-profit institution founded by Steven Reed in 1993
  • Headquartered in Seattle with numerous collaborations worldwide
  • 115+ employees, of which ~40 have advanced degrees and ~90 work in research and development
  • $25 million budget in 2012

Funders include
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Eli Lilly & Co.
  • Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
  • M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • American Leprosy Missions
  • World Health Organization
  • Other public/private partnerships

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