Tag: Malaria

Archived: Novartis: Meet Martin Grobusch, Malaria Fighter

Over the last 15 years, huge progress has been made in the fight against malaria, with the number of people dying from the disease dropping by almost two-thirds.1 Yet signs of resistance to existing antimalarial drugs are a rising concern, and the search is on for a replacement. Martin Grobusch…

Archived: Novel Novartis Malaria Compound Shows Potential to be Effective Against Infections Resistant to Antimalarial Drugs

Novartis (No. 2 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) published proof of concept study results in the New England Journal of Medicine showing that its new antimalarial compound, KAF156, demonstrated activity against both vivax and falciparum malaria, including artemisinin-resistant parasites. Malaria is a life-threatening disease primarily caused by parasites…