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

Joint Comments by KEI, UACT, Social Security Watch and Health Gap on the proposed NIH Exclusive License in CAR Therapy to Lyell Immunopharma

On September 19, 2019, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment (UACT), Social Security Works (SSW), Health GAP, and Brook Baker submitted comments regarding the “Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License: Development and Commercialization of CD19/CD22 Chimeric… Continue Reading

KEI and UACT comment on NIH license to Molecular Targeting Technologies, Inc. over Lutetium-177 Radiotherapeutics Against Somatostatin-Receptor Expressing Neuroendocrine Tumors

On July 2, 2019, KEI and UACT submitted comments to the Federal Register notice 84 FR 28063 on the “Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License: Lutetium-177 Radiotherapeutics Against Somatostatin-Receptor Expressing Neuroendocrine Tumors” from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The proposed… Continue Reading

2019: Joint Comments on NIH Prospective License to Medigen on RSV and Parainfluenza Vaccines (and NIH Response)

(UPDATE: The NIH provided a response to our comments on February 4, 2019) On January 7, 2019, KEI and MSF (Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières USA) submitted comments to the Federal Register notice (83 FR 65696) on the “Prospective Grant… Continue Reading

2019: Joint Comments on NIH Prospective License to Sixfold Biosciences on Nanoparticles Technology (and NIH Response)

(UPDATE: The NIH provided a response to our comments on January 11, 2019) On Monday January 7, 2019, KEI submitted joint comments on behalf of Health GAP, Social Security Works, the Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment, and Professor Brook Baker… Continue Reading

2018: NIH Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License to ElevateBio for CAR T cancer treatment

The following are comments by KEI, UACT, Social Security Works, HealthGap, Public Citizen, Dr. Ophira Ginsbug and James Love on an NIH proposed exclusive license for patents on a CAR T technology for “Treatment of FMS-Like Tyrosine Kinase 3 (FLT3)… Continue Reading

NIH Preparing to License CAR Treatment Patents to Investors Behind Sovaldi and Soliris

In a recent Federal Register notice, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced its intent to grant an exclusive patent license on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapies for the treatment of certain cancers to ElevateBio, a company located in… Continue Reading

Comments on NIH Prospective Exclusive License on Diabetes Treatments

Update. NIH sent us a 147 word response on November 23, 2018: NIH to KEI regarding Ovensa 23 NOV 2018. The brief reply states that “Prior to posting notices of a proposed grant of exclusive commercialization licenses, the NIH determines… Continue Reading