Bend Biomedical is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit global health pharmaceutical company. We deliver high-quality, low-cost medicines to prevent and cure serious diseases in neglected populations around the world.
 
What We Do
We specialize in perinatal medicines in short supply and improved preventive chemotherapy products for neglected tropical diseases. These medicines are on the World Health Organization Essential Medicines List and World Health Organization Essential Medicines List for Children.
 
We provide our medicines below-cost or completely free to governments and non-governmental organizations serving neglected populations. Our business model allows these products to be funded primarily through grants and charitable contributions.

We use appropriate dosage forms, optimal packaging, and labels and instructions in the local language when requested. This practice increases compliance and improves outcomes. The impoverished sick and susceptible deserve quality medicine in child-resistant, tamper-evident, environmentally-friendly packaging that they can read.

 
Definitions
Critical preventive medicines can prevent the occurrence of a serious disease or halt a serious disease and avert resulting complications after its onset.
 

Mass drug administration is preventive or curative medicine administered to every member of a defined population (except those for whom the medicine is contraindicated) usually annually or biannually until the disease is no longer endemic.


Neglected populations defined here are people living in poor socio-economic conditions where efforts to eliminate preventable or curable diseases do not exist or are not working.