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UK man charged with smuggling mislabeled COVID-19 kits into US

UK, US03-04-2020Sarah Morgan

A British man has been charged with smuggling mislabeled drugs, purporting to be a treatment for those suffering from COVID-19, into the US. 

EIP boosts life sciences practice with Mathys & Squire partner


IP law firm EIP has enhanced its life science capabilities with the addition of Monika Rai as a partner. 

Novartis and others in ‘unprecedented’ COVID-19 partnership

China, UK, US27-03-2020

A consortium of life sciences companies including Novartis, Bristol Myers Squibb and GSK have united to accelerate the development, manufacture and delivery of vaccines, diagnostics, and treatments for COVID-19. 

US companies hit hardest by fake medicines: EUIPO, OECD

EU24-03-2020Sarah Morgan

Companies registered in the US are hit hardest by the trade in counterfeit medicines, which in 2016 reached $4.4 billion, according to a report from the European Union Intellectual Property Office. 

Counterfeiters exploiting COVID-19 outbreak: MHRA


Counterfeit face masks and unauthorised antiviral medication have been seized under Interpol’s annual Operation Pangea, as criminals seek to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic by exploiting demand. 

Ventilator maker offers up IP to tackle shortage

UK23-03-2020Sarah Morgan

UK engineering company Smiths Group is making the IP covering one of its ventilators available to other manufacturers, as part of an industry attempt to tackle the shortage of life-saving equipment.

Abbott unit secures injunction against Edwards

UK13-03-2020Sarah Morgan

An English High Court judge has issued an injunction against Edwards Lifesciences, handing a victory to Abbott Laboratories subsidiary Evalve.

No coronavirus-related drug shortages yet, says EMA

EU11-03-2020Sarah Morgan

The European Medicines Agency has said that no drug shortages or supply disruptions due to the coronavirus outbreak have been reported, but that a steering group has convened to address the epidemic’s impact on the supply of medicines in the EU.

Europol notes ‘worrying trend’ in fake medicines

EU09-03-2020Rory O'Neill

EU authorities seized €7.9 million worth of counterfeit medicines—including fake cancer drugs, antivirals, and erectile dysfunction medicines—as part of an operation carried out last year.

Genentech in $1.7bn immuno-oncology deal

UK, US27-02-2020Sarah Morgan

California-headquartered biotech Genentech has agreed to pay $30 million upfront to develop immuno-oncology therapies with UK-based Bicycle Therapeutics.

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