Bill Gates is betting big that certain cancer therapies, if manufactured correctly, could help “control all infectious disease.”
Gates, cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, made the announcement during his keynote address at the recent JP Morgan Healthcare Conference.
“This would be a huge victory for humanity — and potentially a significant market for the life sciences,” Gates said, referring to the prospect of broadly effective immunotherapies.
Since stepping down from his post as Microsoft CEO in 2006, he and his wife Melinda have dedicated their lives to reducing poverty around the world. Infectious diseases such as malaria, HIV, and tuberculosis remain the top enemies.
The Gates Foundation has spent …