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New drugs and health technologies for low income populations: Will the private sector meet the needs of low income populations in developing countries?

Kale, D   Hanlin, R   Chataway, J

Innovation and Development   3 (1) 121-137

March 2013   (Date deposited February 2013)

http://oro.open.ac.uk/36719/

This paper argues that the development of targeted health technologies for poor people will require a new mix of technology, organizations and institutions which we conceptualize as new social technologies. Using a technology–market matrix, we explore these new social technologies which may sometimes include multi-national companies but are also associated with developing country private sector firms and not-for-profit product development partnerships. The paper argues that these collaborative forms of social technology are most likely to generate and deliver new physical technologies and innovation processes required by low-income users.