Innovation: Using New Tools to Develop New Solutions

by Trevor Mundel
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Impatient Optimist, August 31, 2016

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If you gave a box with 400 LEGO pieces to a group of children, you’d get back some amazing creations. When the Gates Foundation, the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) launched the Malaria Box challenge in 2012, we wanted to tap into the same kind of ingenuity. But instead of LEGOS, our box included 400 different chemical compounds that are active against the malaria parasite. And instead of castles or monsters or suspension bridges, we were building new treatments with the power to help us end malaria for good.

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