Month archive: November, 2021

Milestone: research institute shares patents and know-how globally through C-TAP

Wemos is delighted that the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) shares its intellectual property and know-how for the production of its Covid-19 diagnostic tool with the Covid-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP) of the World Health Organization (WHO). As such, CSIC permits all qualified manufacturers worldwide to make the product and distribute it to any country in the world, royalty-free for low- and middle-income countries. This is the first global, non-exclusive license for a Covid-19 innovation and thus a milestone for equal access to medical products.

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Pfizer’s knowledge sharing on antiviral is positive step, but more is needed

The US pharmaceutical company Pfizer will share its intellectual property and know-how for the production of its Covid-19 pill in the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP). The company is following the example of Merck & Co (MSD) that recently announced the same. This is an important step in the right direction to enhance global access to medical products against Covid-19. Wemos is calling on Pfizer and other vaccine makers to do the same for their vaccines.

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