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What is GIBEX ?

The Global Institute for BioExploration (GIBEX) is a global research and development network that promotes ethical, natural product-based pharmacological bioexploration to benefit human health and the environment in developing countries. GIBEX was established by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Both are leading US universities with strong records of building successful international programs in discovering and developing life-saving medicines. 



Building a Pillar of Happiness with the Simplest Scientific Tools

November, 2010 workshop



The Opportunity

Worldwide slow-down of the synthetic chemistry-based pharmaceutical industry provides opportunities for novel, effective, and scientifically developed natural medicines from the diverse and relatively unexplored flora and fauna of our planet. GIBEX translates these opportunities into improved human health, environment conservation as well as increased economic and educational activities in developing countries.



Enabling Pharmaceutical Bioexploration in Tanzania





Objectives: From 2007 to 2010 the Global Institute for Bioexploration-USA (GIBEX-USA) collaborated with the University of  More...


About us & Partners

 Drug Discovery Paradigm   

 Reversing the Flow' Concept       

 Diseases Targeted by STN 

 Sustainability Pledge  

 General Targets   

 Scientific Targets 

 Economic Targets  

 Member Countries  



 Central Asia ICBG

 GIBEX Africa 

 Bioexploration in Tanzania 



President of the Republic of Ecuador Rafael Correa received award for exceptional achievements


On April 8, 2010 the University of Illinois honored President Rafael Correa   More...


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