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Global health or global wealth?

As health biotech enterprises in emerging economies move from imitation to innovation, will they become less relevant to local global health priorities?

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We gratefully acknowledge editorial comments from J. Clark. Also, we are thankful for S. Al-Bader's review of earlier drafts of this paper. C. Gardner provided helpful examples. The McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health is primarily funded by Genome Canada through the Ontario Genomics Institute, the Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), the Water Efficient Maize for Africa Project (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), the Ontario Research Fund and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Some of our projects also receive funding from the Rockefeller Foundation and BioVentures for Global Health, and through in-kind contributions from Burrill & Company and Wulff Capital. Other matching partners are listed at Rahim Rezaie is supported by a doctoral scholarship from the CIHR.

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P.A.S. has received consulting funds from Merck Frosst Canada and is on the scientific advisory board of the BioVeda II fund in China.

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Rezaie, R., Singer, P. Global health or global wealth?. Nat Biotechnol 28, 907–909 (2010).

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