Call for Proposals: ASEAN DxD Initiative Print E-mail

The ASEAN Diagnostics Development (DxD) Initiative is pleased to accept R&D project proposals aligned with diagnostics for Dengue, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, and Malaria for CY 2019.

The ASEAN Diagnostics Development (DxD) Initiative is a joint program of Philippine’s ASEAN Network for Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines, and Traditional Medicines Innovation (ASEAN-NDI) and Singapore’s Diagnostics Development Hub (DxD Hub) which focus to co-develop diagnostic products among ASEAN Member States (AMS) that will address the unmet clinical needs in ASEAN. The initiative was approved by the ASEAN last May 2018 during its COST-74 meeting in Thailand.

The Initiative will give a priority to proposals that are strategically fit and beneficial to ASEAN. Likewise, medical value, workflow efficiency, competitive landscape, and commercial attractiveness in the development of product are important and necessary as the drugs/expected outcome should be market-ready.

We encourage interested participants to submit proposals via email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and attach the following documents not later than 31 May 2019:

  • Completed project proposal template of ASEAN DxD Initiative
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) of team members

Chosen proposals will be co-funded by DxD Hub amounting to $50,000 USD. Visit for the details of application such as proposal form and evaluation criteria.


Welcome to ASEAN-NDI

From the concept launch of the ASEAN Network for Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines and Traditional Medicines Innovation (ASEAN-NDI) in 2009, and as led by the ASEAN-NDI Secretariat based in the Philippines, R&D experts, government administrators and scientists in the region initiated efforts to work together in establishing the network that would oversee the discovery and development of health technologies that will not only address health problems but also propel the health industry in ASEAN Member States.

The establishment of a website is an important step in achieving the goals ASEAN-NDI has set for the betterment of health issues of the region. This website offers the following features:

(1) Quick access to data regarding Governing bodies, Research Institutions, Collaborations, and current activities on the progress of the network via an online database greatly helps in bridging the gap between the health situations of the ASEAN member states.

(2) Accounts on the news involving the sectors for health are updated with the use of an online blog that is accessible to everyone.

(3) An online forum gives each participant an avenue for communication. Upon registration, one can contribute, update, and discuss with fellow members.

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Capabilities' Survey

ASEAN - NDI is conducting a survey of institutions involved in research and development (R & D), manufacturing, and production of drugs, diagnostics, vaccines, and traditional medicine. Data gathered from this survey will serve as inputs in mapping the capabilities of ASEAN-member countries and in assessing the needs of our region in R & D.

Who should fill out this questionnaire:
The recommended individual is any of, but not limited to, the following: (1) president/dean/ head of the institution; (2) senior research director; (3) head of program or unit conducting research; or (4) a researcher.


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