LINUX FOR DRUGS
Open source software such as Linux and Android are crowdsourced, patent-free, affordable, and market-dominant. In brief, Open Source Pharma is:
1) crowdsourced and computer-driven drug discovery;
2) IT-enabled clinical trials with open data and crowdsourcing; and
3) generics manufacture
Through conducting the world's first clinical trial and for neglected diseases, building platforms for international scientific collaboration, promoting citizen science, as well as working with patient communities, we aim to work towards an alternative, end-to-end pharmaceutical system and create the world's first open source drug.
We seek to create affordable new medicines in areas of public health need. We do so by using open source methodologies of computation, collaboration, crowdsourcing, transparency, and open intellectual property. Our goal is to cut costs by 90% and development time by 50% against the standard big pharma model. We will address areas where big pharma finds an insufficient market incentive to develop new cures.