The pharmaceutical industry has failed to deliver in countries both rich and poor - for neglected diseases, for antibiotics, and for affordable cures generally. New drug prices can exceed $80,000 annually and productivity in the pharmaceutical industry has been declining exponentially. At the same time, according to the Global Forum for Health Research, less than 10% of global health research is devoted to conditions that account for 90% of all preventable deaths that occur worldwide. The needs of billions are left unmet by an industry ripe for upending.
A radical, alternative, end-to-end, open source pharmaceutical system dedicated to breakthroughs in affordable medicine is possible. It would leverage exponential advances in computing power and collaborative technologies, alternative approaches to intellectual property, and the vast reach of the generics industry. We hope to create an alternative, open source pharmaceutical system driven by openness, patient needs, and affordability.
Open Source Pharma is Linux for Drugs.
Our Vision & Mission
Create a movement that includes existing initiatives and develops an alternative, comprehensive, open source pharmaceutical system driven by principles of openness, patient needs, and affordability
Universally Available, Ultra-Broad Spectrum Vaccines
Toward Universal Vaccines/ A Protective Layer for Humanity: Ultra-Broad Spectrum Open Source Vaccines to Protect Against SARS-CoV-2 Variants, Other Diseases, and Future Epidemics - Phase 3 Trials and Other Explorations
FastCompany World Changing Ideas Awards 2020: AI and Data Finalists and Honorable Mentions
Open Source Pharmaceutical Research receives honorable mention for its work harnessing the power of data, machine learning, or artificial intelligence to understand the world and empower change
"I call on all countries, companies, and research institutions to support open data, open science, and open collaboration so all people can enjoy the benefits of science and research."
-Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO)
OSP3 - PARIS 2019
3rd GLOBAL OPEN SOURCE PHARMA CONFERENCE
Our third Global Open Source Pharma Conference was held from March 21-23, 2019 at the Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) in Paris. OSP3 was a singular gathering of researchers, entrepreneurs, industry professionals, funders and NGOs and who want to achieve radical improvements in the way therapeutics are delivered to market in the 21st century.