The development and discovery of new medicines requires large, complicated, and risky investments of time and money. The creation of life-saving medicines relies on the public policies, institutions, and funding sources that help shape our innovation ecosystem. Collaboration between public and private institutions becomes the glue that binds this ecosystem together and pushes innovation forward.
Fostering and protecting the innovation requires policies that support the kind of investment and collaboration necessary to spur development. By protecting intellectual property and ensuring patent security, we can help incentivize competition, which in turn allows us to support innovation and growth. Creating the medicines that will meet the health challenges of today and tomorrow depends on a strong, well-protected and well-funded innovation ecosystem.