As the 2020 World Health Assembly re-convenes in Geneva, an international coalition of think tanks urges governments to commit to simple reforms to accelerate access to medicines, including those in the process of being developed for Covid-19.
Creative industries hold the key for Asian countries looking to unlock new sources of economic growth as the Covid pandemic recedes. Movies, television and other video content employ hundreds of thousands and contribute billions – USD108.4bn per year in China alone.
Experts from the life science and research community explain the crucial role of intellectual property rights in developing new vaccines and therapeutics for Covid-19.
Somos una coalición internacional de institutos de investigación de políticas públicas y grupos de reflexión que cree que la colaboración, el comercio libre y la innovación son cruciales para la respuesta al Covid-19.
Expertos de la comunidad de las biociencias y la investigación explican el rol fundamental que juegan los derechos de propiedad intelectual en el desarrollo de vacunas y tratamientos contra la Covid-19.
Geneva Network and allied think tanks have written to the European Commission calling for innovation to be at the heart of its Pharmaceutical Strategy.
The patent system in the US and the EU is not rewarding complex research into treatments for a host of prevalent diseases and conditions, and reforms are going in the wrong direction, says Erika Lietzan of the University of Missouri School of Law.
Traditional rivals within the life sciences industry have pledged to cooperate by sharing data, patent libraries, and, if necessary, manufacturing capacity.
They say bullying scars for life, but for one Saudi medical specialist it was early inspiration for a ground-breaking innovation at the sharp end of cartilage reconstruction.