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

Biden Administration’s $3.5 Billion Purchase Agreement with Pfizer for International Vaccine Donation

On September 22, 2021, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) obtained a copy of the $3.5 billion contract between the U.S. government and Pfizer to purchase 500 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for international donation to low- and middle-income countries. The… Continue Reading

Unredacted Pfizer contract with Dominican Republic, shows broad indemnity provisions for COVID-19 vaccine sales

On March 1, 2021, KEI obtained a copy of the binding term sheet between Pfizer/BioNTech and the Dominican Republic for the supply of their COVID-19 vaccine in the country. The document, requested via the freedom of information law in the… Continue Reading

KEI Sues HHS and the Army over Access to COVID-19 Contracts

On Friday October 16, 2020, KEI filed a lawsuit (under the Freedom of Information Act) against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Army regarding requests for COVID-19 research and development and procurement contracts awarding hundreds… Continue Reading

AstraZeneca, Pfizer, IFPMA on the WHO COVID-19 Pool at May 28, 2020 IFPMA Press Briefing

At a May 28,2020 press briefing organized by the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA), pharma CEOs and the IFPMA DG commented on the WHO proposal for a global pool for rights in technologies for the diagnosis, prevention… Continue Reading