Graham Lecture: Increasing Access to Global Healthcare: The Medicines for All Institute

Abstract:   Access to global public healthcare is impacted by many technical, economic, and social factors. It is widely recognized that the resources required to deliver and improve global public health are currently constrained.  A powerful way to increase access is to lower the cost of products and services that have already proven to be effective.  Currently, the cost of producing a wide range of pharmaceutical products is higher than it needs to be. The mission of Medicines for All (M4All) is to transform active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) processes in order to reduce medication cost and improve patient access.  To fulfill this objective, M4ALL has developed a set of core principles for API process development, which is derived from fundamental elements of process intensification that are commonly known but often neglected. These principles have been applied to several global health drugs yielding dramatic improvements in chemical efficiency. The development of novel heterogeneous cross-coupling that support this effort will also be presented.

Time and Location: 
TBA | Chemistry Building Rm 304
Academic Year: 
Event Date: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Professor Frank Gupton - NOTE: Lecture is on Thursday at 7:00 PM
Speaker Title: 
Virginia Commonwealth University
Professor Brooks Pate