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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.

Sanofi to create ‘world’s second biggest’ API manufacturer

EU27-02-2020Rory O'Neill

French drugmaker Sanofi is looking to create a new European manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients, amid concerns over dependence on a Chinese manufacturing sector hit by coronavirus.

GSK and Chinese biotech unite for coronavirus vaccine development

China, UK25-02-2020Sarah Morgan

British drugmaker GSK and Chinese biotech Clover Biopharmaceuticals have partnered to develop a protein-based coronavirus vaccine candidate.

Sanofi partners with HHS to work on COVID-19 vaccine

France, US19-02-2020Sarah Morgan

Sanofi’s vaccine unit has united with the US Department of Health and Human Services to develop a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus, which has so far killed more than 2,000 people worldwide.

Eli Lilly claims another victory in Taltz patent battle

UK18-02-2020Rory O'Neill

The English High Court has invalidated key claims of a patent owned by Roche subsidiary Genentech, following a lawsuit filed by US rival Eli Lilly.

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