In May 2015, Ian Boulton was asked to present on “Avoid Delays: Getting Deployment Right” at the International Society of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD) D3 Conference. The D3 Conferences look at issues concerning the discovery and development of new drugs for NTDs, but the purpose of this presentation was to highlight the importance of planning early for the deployment of the drug, especially around the regulatory and production plans as well as the optimisation of the manufacturing process.