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.
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.