The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Genentech's ex-R&D boss takes the reins at the Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has picked Susan Desmond-Hellmann to lead as its next CEO, bringing the Genentech veteran's years of experience in drug development and academia to one of the largest charitable organizations in the world.

Gates-backed TB vaccine trial faces moment of truth

The global fight against tuberculosis is about to yield some big news. Next week researchers are reporting results a mid-stage study of the leading next-generation vaccines against TB, with supporters from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and elsewhere hoping for a breakthrough for populations at risk of infection.

Gates Foundation readies a round of tempting biotech investments

A little more than a year ago the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation made waves when it invested $10 million in Liquidia Technologies. After seeding a host of research efforts with billions of dollars in grant money contributed by the software mogul, the foundation opted for an equity stake in place of one of its usual contributions.

Gates' legendary discipline transforms vaccine effort

Forbes' Matthew Herper provides a cover story on Bill Gates' multibillion-dollar effort to change the world with a new generation of cheap vaccines that will save millions of lives. And Gates is