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UIDP Conversations | John Bamforth on open innovation and READDI

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John Bamforth | August 2020

John Bamforth, director, Eshelman Institute for Innovation, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, on what it takes to bring the world’s top pharmaceutical researchers and industry leaders in an open-science partnership to ensure we’re ready for the next pandemic, the Rapidly Emerging Antiviral Drug Discovery Initiative (READDI).


No one would have wished, of course, for COVID-19 to have become what it is. But in another sense, it really has galvanized people to think in a more collaborative way in order to get these global problems solved.