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

Contracts Obtained by KEI via FOIA

Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Agreements signed or expanded in 2020 to cover research on COVID-19 vaccines or therapeutics: AstraZeneca – vaccine. HHS/ASPR/BARDA-AstraZeneca Advanced Agreement to Other Transaction Authority Agreement 75A501-20-C-00114. May 20, 2020. HHS/ASPR/BARDA-AstraZeneca Modification of OTA… Continue Reading

KEI on Moderna’s Oct 8, 2020 Statement on Intellectual Property Matters during the COVID-19 Pandemic

(More on KEI’s work on coronavirus here: https://www.keionline.org/coronavirus, and on Moderna, here: https://www.keionline.org/moderna) Oct 8, 2020 Moderna’s statement on intellectual property matters during the COVID-19 pandemic is very good, and should be matched by every manufacturer of a therapeutic, vaccine… Continue Reading

KEI request to BARDA concerning Moderna obligations to disclose federal funding in patent applications

On September 2, 2020, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) sent a letter to the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) regarding a potential failure by Moderna, Inc. to disclose federal funding in patents supported by BARDA. KEI requested information concerning… Continue Reading