In this final article on the TRIPS waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, medicines, diagnostics and technologies, EPR’s Hannah Balfour considers whether it is the correct strategy to overcome COVID-19 treatment inequalities and explores other options.
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Alterity Therapeutics have been granted a patent for compounds able to redistribute excess iron in the brain being developed as a treatment for neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
In this article, EPR’s Hannah Balfour discusses the potential impact of waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19-related medicine and technology on pharma, biopharma and biotech companies.
Graeme Duncan, CEO at ADVANZ PHARMA, discusses how targeted strategic investment within the off-patent sector can add value and enhance choice for patients and healthcare professionals alike, while helping to drive and maintain innovation within the pharmaceutical industry.
New guidance on the licensing of biosimilar products that reduces unnecessary clinical trials is expected to put the UK ahead of Europe and facilitate a boom in these essential life-saving medicines, creating greater patient access and saving the National Health Service (NHS) hundreds of millions of pounds. It could also…
Articles in this in-depth focus discuss the development and delivery challenges associated with mRNA vaccine technology and explore how investing in the off-patent drug sector can benefit both pharma innovation and patient care.
Market research suggests the new drug patent reforms in China, in addition to other regulatory changes, will incentivise innovative pharma research.
South Africa and India’s request that the World Trade Organization waive intellectually property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, treatments, diagnostics and technology has garnered extensive media coverage, particularly since the US decision to support the proposal. In a three-part series, European Pharmaceutical Review’s Assistant Editor, Hannah Balfour, will discuss the IP…
In this article, Shannon Flynn outlines six of the key risks threatening pharmaceutical manufacturers’ recovery from COVID-19 in 2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic initiated a huge pharmaceutical effort to tackle the virus at the cause, resulting in a surge in innovation in vaccines and antiviral drugs. This is an R&D trend that is likely to continue in an attempt to protect ourselves from future outbreaks. In this article, IP Analyst…
Trademarks in the medical sphere: practice, examination and obstacles for registration in Russia, Ukraine and the CIS
Dr Tatiana Lipovaya and Alyona Chernoknyzhnaya discuss some of the main considerations when applying for trademarks in the pharmaceutical industry in Russia, Ukraine and the CIS.
The UK Supreme Court has ruled that Regeneron's patent claim regarding genetically modified mice against Kymab are invalid.
Five patent issues that European biosimilar developers should consider before entering the US market
As patents on originator biologic medicines begin to expire, there are growing opportunities for biosimilars to enter the market at lower prices. Joshua Whitehill, Natasha Daughtrey and Grace Truong discuss key aspects of US patent law that European developers should consider before entering the American market.
As companies race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, various discussions about patents and ownerships of the vaccine have occurred, especially in light of funding from various governments. This article explores the patent and regulation issues, with a focus on patent extensions and suspensions for global good.
Gilead's complaint alleges five contract breaches by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and seeks a declaration of contract breach and damages.