The global access initiative at the University of British Columbia (UBC): Availability of UBC discoveries and technologies to the developing world

Kishor M. Wasan, Sheila J. Thornton, Ian Bell, Rebecca E. Goulding, Michael Gretes, Andrew P. Gray, Robert Hancock, Barbara Campbell

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The University of British Columbia (UBC) became the first university in Canada to develop a strategy for enhancing global access to its technologies. UBC's University-Industry Liaison Office, in collaboration with the UBC chapter of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM), established a mandate and developed principles that provide the developing world with access to UBC technologies. This commentary will discuss these principles and provide examples of where they have been applied to several UBC technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)791-794
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Absorption potential
  • Antiinfectives
  • Formulation
  • Nanotechnology
  • Vaccine delivery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmaceutical Science

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