WIPO SCP 33: Opening statement of Asia and Pacific Group stresses that WIPO “ought to give primacy to the issues of Public Health and Transfer of Technology”

On Monday, 6 December 2021, India delivered an opening statement on behalf of the Asia and Pacific Group (AGP). The Islamic Republic of Iran, Bangladesh, Singapore, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, and the Republic of Korea are just a few of… Continue Reading

KEI requests an open compulsory license relating to Paxlovid in the Dominican Republic

On Friday, December 3, 2021, KEI requested an open public interest license to allow the exploitation of PF-07321332 (marketed in combination with ritonavir under the brand Paxlovid) in the Dominican Republic. PF-07321332, being developed by Pfizer, has shown promising results… Continue Reading

Letter to Ambassador Tai at USTR regarding bilateral and plurilateral trade agreements and COVID 19

USTR-AmbTai-Bilateral-Plurilateal-agreements-3Dec2021 December 3, 2021 Ambassador Katherine Tai Office of the United States Trade Representative Washington, DC Dear Ambassador Tai, On November 18, 2021, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) provided comments to USTR on three issues that were important for any WTO… Continue Reading

Special Session of the World Health Assembly: Statement of Knowledge Ecology International

On Tuesday, 30 November 2021, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered the following statement during the special session of the World Health Assembly. Negotiators should address policy failures that have accompanied the current pandemic response, and create a better global framework… Continue Reading

WHO member countries agree on a pathway to draft and negotiate a convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response

After two weeks of intense negotiations, member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) have finally agreed to compromise text on a decision (The World Together: Establishment of an intergovernmental negotiating body to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response, SSA2/CONF./1)… Continue Reading

KEI comments on NIH proposed exclusive license to Neogene Therapeutics CRISPR-Engineered T Cell Therapies for the Treatment of Cancer

November 10, 2021 Andrew Burke, Ph.D. Senior Technology Transfer Manager, NCI Technology Transfer Center, Email: andy.burke@nih.gov. Re: Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License: Development and Commercialization of CRISPR-Engineered T Cell Therapies for the Treatment of Cancer to Neogene Therapeutics… Continue Reading