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Global health R&D delivers for New Jersey

US government investment in global health R&D has delivered

$114.8 million
to New Jersey research institutions
1,400+ new jobs
for New Jersey
4478

Neglected diseases in New Jersey

Chikungunya cases
227
Dengue cases
223
HIV diagnoses
11516
Malaria cases
625
Tuberculosis cases
3110
West Nile cases
155
Zika cases
192

New Jersey

New Jersey's top USG-funded global health R&D institutions

Rutgers University (including US Public Health Research Institute, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey)
$ 105.2 million
Princeton University
$ 9.3 million
Drew University
$ 384 thousand

New Jersey industry in global health R&D

Alere
Location(s):
Freehold
Allied Innovative Systems
Location(s):
Chatham
AMT
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Cherry Hill
ARTANN Laboratories
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West Trenton
BASF Corporation
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Florham Park, Iselina
Bayer
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Parsippany, Whippany
BD
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Franklin Lakes
Bristol-Myers Squibb
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Bloomsburg, Hopewell, Nassau Park, New Brunswick, Lawrenceville, Plainsboro, Princeton Pike
Cayoll
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Orange
Celgene
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Basking Ridge, Berkley Heights, Summit, Warren
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New Jersey's top areas of global health R&D by USG funding

22.9%
HIV/AIDS
6.6%
Malaria
59.2%
Tuberculosis
2.3%
Diarrheal diseases
5.5%
Neglected tropical diseases
Dengue
Helminths
Kinetoplastids
Leprosy
3.5%
Other
Bacteria pneumonia & meningitis
Non-allocable

Global health R&D at work in New Jersey

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School has helped develop a new rapid test for tuberculosis (TB). The test, Xpert® MTB/RIF Ultra, is a second-generation version of a test that revolutionized TB diagnosis. Like its predecessor, Ultra is fast, accurate, easy to use, and needs no extra equipment—making it particularly suitable for low-resource settings. But Ultra is better able to detect TB in children, people with HIV, and certain drug-resistant cases. Results from Ultra allow patients to start on treatment quickly, increasing treatment success rates and reducing the spread of the world’s top infectious killer.

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