TB Drug Accelerator (TBDA) Program

At a Glance
  • Status: Active Consortium
  • Year Launched: 2012
  • Initiating Organization: BGMF
  • Initiator Type: Nonprofit foundation
  • Rare disease
  • Disease focus:
  • Location: International


The TB Drug Accelerator (TBDA) Program targets the discovery of new TB drugs by collaborating on early-stage research. The long-term goal of the TBDA Program is to create a tuberculosis (TB) drug regimen that cures patients in only one month, rather than the six months now needed for treatment.


The TBDA Program aims to develop five new preclinical drug candidates with treatment-shortening potential within five years and proof of concept for a one-month, three-drug regimen within 10 years.

Consortium History

April 2012: TBDA Program launched


The program is supported by $20 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Sponsors & Partners



Bayer HealthCare

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Eli Lilly and Company




Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance)

Infectious Disease Research Institute

Texas A&M University

US National Institutes of Health

Weill Medical College

Cornell University

Last Updated: 04/08/2016

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