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WHO launches COVID-19 pool with 37 countries

International29-05-2020Sarah Morgan

The World Health Organization has launched a COVID-19 technology pool, with 37 countries and multiple international partners and institutions rallying together to support the initiative. 

Australia investigates counterfeit N95s in hospitals

Australia26-05-2020

The Australian government has ordered an investigation into the sale of counterfeit face masks in the country, following warnings from health experts and local media reports over the prevalence of fake equipment.

WHO and Costa Rica to launch COVID-19 technology patent pool

International19-05-2020Sarah Morgan

The World Health Organization and Costa Rica will launch a technology pooling initiative to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Setback for Gilead in GSK HIV antiviral suit

Australia05-05-2020

An Australian federal judge has thrown out a challenge by Gilead Sciences to the wording of infringement claims made by a GlaxoSmithKline subsidiary.

Plant breeders facing ‘critical situation’ ask nations for support

Switzerland09-04-2020Sarah Morgan

The International Community of Breeders of Asexually Reproduced Ornamental and Fruit Varieties has implored countries to implement support measures for breeders amid the pandemic. 

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. 

WHO to begin working on gene editing research registry

International21-03-2019

World Health Organization (WHO) experts have called for central registry on human genome editing research is needed, among a committee consensus that it would be irresponsible for any scientist to conduct gene-editing studies in people.

Chinese AI start-up opens R&D centre in Singapore

Singapore01-02-2019

Chinese artificial intelligence start-up Yitu Technology has launched a new research and development centre in Singapore which will focus partly on applying the technology to medical diagnostics.

Australian court allows application for cattle genome patent

Australia23-01-2019

The Federal Court of Australia has allowed an application for a cattle genome patent, following a legal battle.

South Korean global licensing spikes n 2018

South Korea22-01-2019

South Korean pharmaceutical companies entered into 11 out-licensing deals with overseas partners in 2018, according to the country’s Ministry of Health and Welfare.

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