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WIPO and pharma industry join forces to promote patent access


The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has partnered with trade group the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) to boost access to patent information.

Australian government rejects recommendations on patent extension reform


The Australian government has rejected proposals by the Productivity Commission regarding extending the length of pharmaceutical patents.

Samsung makes move into novel drugs market

Japan, South Korea22-08-2017

Samsung’s biopharmaceutical arm Samsung Bioepis has agreed a deal with Takeda to tackle “unmet disease areas”, marking the South Korean company’s move into the novel drugs market.

China launches life sciences IP centre


China has launched an IP rights protection centre aimed at providing protection for the biopharmaceutical and high-end manufacturing industries. 

Takeda enters $100m licensing agreement with Tesaro

Japan, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan01-08-2017

Takeda has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with biopharmaceutical company Tesaro to develop a novel cancer therapy in Japan.

Mitsubishi Tanabe to buy NeuroDerm for $1.1bn

Israel, Japan25-07-2017

Mitsubishi Tanabe has agreed to acquire NeuroDerm, a clinical stage pharmaceutical company, for $1.1 billion.

BIO 2017: The success story of OmniRat


The creator of OmniRat, the first human monoclonal antibody technology based on rats, outlined the success story of the project yesterday at the 2017 BIO International Convention.

Merck granted its first CRISPR patent in Australia


Merck has been granted its first CRISPR technology patent by the Australian Patent Office.

WIPO reveals new plan to fight tropical diseases


The World Intellectual Property Organization’s Re:Search has launched a new five-year guide to its activities in the fight against neglected tropical diseases, malaria and tuberculosis.

WHO to make biosimilars more available in poor countries


The World Health Organization will launch a pilot project for biosimilars to make costly cancer treatments more widely available in low and middle income countries.

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