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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. 

Personal Genomics takes PacBio dispute to Chinese court

China22-05-2020Rory O'Neill

Taiwanese biotechnology company Personal Genomics is using California’s Pacific Biosciences for patent infringement in China.

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.

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. 

India restricts drug exports, fueling shortage fears

India04-03-2020Rory O'Neill

India has imposed export restrictions on drugs and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), including paracetamol, amid fears over COVID-19-related shortages.

Vir Biotech partners with WuXi on COVID-19 antibody treatment

China, Hong Kong, US27-02-2020Sarah Morgan

Immunology-focused Vir Biotechnology and Hong Kong-based WuXi Biologics have become the latest companies to turn their focus to developing treatments for the novel 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.

Indian drugmaker joins race to find COVID-19 vaccine

India17-02-2020Rory O'Neill

Indian drugmaker Zydus Cadila has launched a fast track programme to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, which has so far claimed more than 1,600 lives worldwide.

Chinese institute tries to patent Gilead coronavirus drug

China, US06-02-2020Sarah Morgan

A state-run institution in China has applied for a patent on the use of an experimental Gilead Sciences drug, which scientists believe may be able to fight the coronavirus outbreak that has killed hundreds.

Bayer settles fungicide trade secrets claims

Germany23-12-2019Sarah Morgan

Bayer has dropped trade secrets claims against a former employee and rival company, which it had accused of stealing confidential information related to organic fungicides.

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