Drug Giants Dismiss WHO Patents Pool (DTE 16 - 30 June 2020)

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Drug Giants Dismiss WHO Patents Pool

  • Big Pharma՚s rejection of a patents pool to make the technology accessible.
  • Blunt to the point of being brutal.
  • The Pharma industry is unlikely to back the initiative for pooling intellectual property to fight the pandemic.

COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP)

  • Will compile in one place.
  • Pledges of commitment made under the Solidarity Call.
  • To action to voluntarily share COVID-19 health technology related knowledge.
  • This pool will draw relevant data from existing mechanisms such as Medicines Patent Pool and the UN-Technology Bank-hosted Technology Access Partnership.

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