Changing the Drug Discovery Paradigm

GIBEX is guided by the pioneering “Reversing the Flow” paradigm intended to bring pharmacological screens to developing countries (Screens-to-Nature technology) and reverse the human ‘brain drain’. GIBEX does not remove any natural resources from partnering countries. Instead, it trains and equips local scientists and students with innovative, cost-effective, and portable drug-discovery tools and technologies that can be directly deployed into forests, savannas, deserts and marshes. In addition to adapting the process of drug discovery and commercialization to the needs of partnering countries, GIBEX promotes sustainable infrastructure and capacity improvements, local intellectual property ownership, conservation, educational opportunities, and entrepreneurship.