MarPipe ( is a consortium that aims to discover and further develop lead compounds with anticancer and anti-infective activity. ABS-int leads work package number 6 within MarPipe to better align science, policy, law and entrepreneurship linked to marine drug discovery. By combining elements of three distinct fields of expertise (law, policy and business) and understanding their mutual impact, we aim to provide new insight into factors that may promote a more enabling environment for efficiency and success throughout the marine biodiscovery pipeline.