KEI and UACT comments on the prospective grant of exclusive licenses to Sinotau and MTTI

On August 27, 2018, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) and the Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment (UACT) filed comments to the NIH regarding the prospective grant of two separate exclusive licenses to Sinotau Pharmaceutical Group and Molecular Targeting Technologies, Inc. (MTTI),… Continue Reading

KEI Comment to the NIH Regarding Exclusive License of Anti-Viral Prevention and Treatment

On Wednesday January 12, 2022, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding a prospective exclusive, sublicensable license to the University of Louisville Research Foundation (ULRF), for “Griffithsin Compositions for Treatment and Prevention of… Continue Reading

December 15th 10AM – Briefing on Xtandi March-in Request

Update: Video recording of the press briefing available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwqUl7NLMXo) December 15th 10AM – Briefing on Xtandi March-in Request Supporters of the march-in petition to lower the cost of the prostate cancer drug Xtandi will host a virtual press conference… Continue Reading

Eric Sawyer December 13, 2021 Petition to HHS on Xtandi March-in Case

On December 13, 2021, Eric Sawyer filed this petition with the Department of Health and Human Services, asking to join an outstanding march-in petition on the patents for the prostate cancer drug enzalutamide, sold under the brand name Xtandi by… Continue Reading

HHS Asked to Take Up March-in Request of Prostate Cancer Drug Xtandi

(Update: On December 15, 2021 KEI hosted a press briefing regarding the Xtandi march-in request. Video and details available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwqUl7NLMXo) On November 18, 2021, Robert Sachs and Clare Love submitted a petition to the Secretary of Health and Human… 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

Silence procedure holds for the final report of the Member States Working Group on Strengthening WHO Preparedness for and Response to Health Emergencies (WGPR)

UPDATE: On Friday, 12 November 2021, the draft report of the Member States Working Group on Strengthening WHO Preparedness for and Response to Health Emergencies (WGPR) was published with the document number, A/WGPR/5/2. The report is available here. The fifth… Continue Reading

Zero Draft Report of the Member States Working Group on Strengthening WHO Preparedness for and Response to Health Emergencies (WGPR) charts a course for a potential pandemic treaty

Update: On 28 October 2021 the Zero Draft Report of the Member States Working Group on Strengthening WHO Preparedness for and Response to Health Emergencies to the special session of the World Health Assembly was published with the Document number… Continue Reading

KEI Comments on the Medicines Patent Pool/Merck License for Molnupiravir

(For more resources, please see our page on molnupiravir.) The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and Merck Sharp & Dohme (“MSD” or “Merck”) have announced a voluntary license for the generic manufacture and sale of molnupiravir. A joint press release from… Continue Reading

Countries included in the Merck/molnupiravir voluntary license with generic suppliers

(For more resources, please see our page on molnupiravir.) According to Brook Baker, these are the countries included in the Merck voluntary license to generic suppliers Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon,… Continue Reading