The Global Alliance for Transplantation

5. Relationships to the Pharmaceutical industry

The Pharmaceutical Industry has both an important convergence and conflict of interest with the Global Alliance for Transplantation. Clearly it is in the interests of the industry that the overall volume of transplantation increases – a core intent of the Alliance. The structure of the Alliance is thus designed to ensure that there is the opportunity for participation in the discussion at the Alliance Advisory Board. It is also designed to ensure that the individual projects can be funded either through the Alliance or separately. This will give the Alliance the broadest options to minimise both potential conflicts of interest and competitive commercial conflicts.