Joint Comments on Two NIH Exclusive Licenses to CAR Therapy to Vor Biopharma and Senti Bio

On June 15, 2020, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) and the Union for Affordable Cancer Treatments (UACT) submitted joint comments to the National Institutes of Health regarding two prospective exclusive patent licenses: “Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License: Development and… Continue Reading

KEI Comments Regarding NIH Exclusive License to Retargeted Therapeutics for Cancer Treatment

Update: The NIH sent a response to our comments, available here. The response fails to address the glaring lack of information available regarding Retargeted Therapeutics. On June 8, 2020, Knowledge Ecology International and the Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment (UACT)… Continue Reading

KEI Comments Regarding NIH Exclusive License for Treatment of Cancer to NeoImmune Tech

On Friday April 17, 2020, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding the “Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License: The Development of Bispecific Antibodies Targeting Glypican 1 (GPC1) for the Treatment of… Continue Reading

KEI Requests the NIH to Investigate Failure to Disclose Federal Funding in Opdivo and Keytruda Patents

On December 20, 2019, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) filed a request to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that it investigate an apparent failure to disclose federal funding in patents associated with cancer immunotherapies Opdivo and Keytruda. A court case… Continue Reading

KEI, UACT, Public Citizen, SSW, LWC Health Appeal NIH Grant of Exclusive License on Gene Therapy for Cancer to Intima Biosciences

On October 26, 2019, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment (UACT), Public Citizen, Social Security Works (SSW), LWC Health, Ruth Lopert, Manon Ress, and Terry Love filed an administrative appeal with the National Institutes of Health (NIH).… Continue Reading

KEI and UACT Comments Regarding NIH Exclusive License on GPC3-Expressing Cancer Treatment

On Tuesday November 12, 2019, KEI and the Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment (UACT) filed comments on the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) “Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License: The Development of an Anti-GPC3 Radionuclide Immunoconjugate for the Treatment… Continue Reading

KEI and UACT Comments to NIH on License to T-Cell Therapy for Cancer to Ziopharm Oncology

On Friday October 18, 2019, Knowledge Ecology International and the Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment (UACT) submitted comments on the “Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License: Development and Commercialization of Cell Therapies for Cancer” (84 FR 52890)by the National… Continue Reading

KEI, UACT, UAEM, and SSW Appeal NIH Grant of Exclusive Licenses on CAR Cancer Therapy to Gilead/Kite

On September 12, 2019, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment (UACT), Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM), Social Security Works (SSW), and Clare Love filed an appeal with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The signatories appealed… Continue Reading

Senti Bio License for Development and Commercialization of Next Generation Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) Therapies for the Treatment of FMS-Like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) Expressing Cancers

On April 19, 2019, HealthGap, Knowledge Ecology International, Public Citizen, Social Security Works and the Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment filed comments on a proposed license on National Cancer Institute patented inventions to Senti Bio, for a next generation CAR… Continue Reading

Draft UN non-communicable diseases (NCDs) Declaration, Sept 18 version

On September 18, 2018, negotiations closed on what may be the final draft of the “Political Declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.” The Declaration addresses the measures UN… Continue Reading