The Medicines Patent Pool announces new licensee for HIV paediatric treatment
On World AIDS Day, MPP announced a sublicence agreement with Indian manufacturing partner Cipla for the development, manufacture and supply of HIV treatment lopinavir (LPV) and ritonavir (RTV or r) individually or in combination, for paediatric use.
The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) is a United Nations-backed public health organisation working to increase access to, and facilitate the development of, life-saving medicines for low- and middle-income countries.
The MPP’s patents and licences database, MedsPaL, is a resource that provides information on the intellectual property status of selected HIV, hepatitis C, tuberculosis and other patented essential medicines in low- and middle-income countries.
After nearly 10 years of operations, the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) went to India to see first-hand how access to quality-assured generic medicines for HIV and hepatitis C has changed people's life. In the first of our impact series videos, patients, medical experts, governments, among others, explain how MPP's work has generated impact. From saving lives to increased access, originators, generic manufacturers and committed partners have worked with MPP to deliver the best quality treatments to those who need them most.
Negotiating public-health driven licences with patent holders and sublicensing to generic manufacturers and product developers is the core work of the Medicines Patent Pool.
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Geneva, 20 February 2020 – The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) today announced that it signed a sublicence agreement and partnered with Mylan, a global pharmaceutical company, to develop, manufacture and supply the first generic version of glecaprevir/pibrentasvir (G/P) – a World Health Organization (WHO)-recommended treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV)infections.
G/P is the only all oral, once-daily pan-genotypic combination regimen recommended by WHO that is currently not available as a generic medicine. The two organisations have entered an agreement to undertake G/P manufacturing henceforth and boost the supply to make it accessible to Hepatitis C patients.
“We are pleased that, thanks to this sublicence agreement, Mylan will soon be able to increase access to the first generic version of G/P in developing countries, and supply affordable, quality-assured versions of this key treatment for treating HCV,” said Charles Gore, MPP Executive Director.
In November 2018, MPP signed a royalty-free licence a...
Geneva, 5 February 2020 - As the World Health Organization (WHO) and the global health community work to identify the best course of treatment in the fight against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCov), the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) is ready to support access to treatment through its voluntary licensing mechanism in low- and middle- income countries.
MPP works with a wide range of treatments and holds licences for HIV antiretrovirals (ARVs) that may be effective in the treatment of 2019-nCov. MPP is currently monitoring developments closely to ensure equitable access to effective treatments. Increasing the scope of countries that a licence covers, as well as the use of ARVs for coronavirus treatment, is an opportunity for MPP to lend its model and expertise in assisting in the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak.
“We support the engagement of all relevant organizations, such as WHO, UNAIDS, Gavi, the Global Fund, and Unitaid and initiatives, including the recent expansion of the Medicines Patent Pool, in their work to improve access for all to safe, effective, quali...”
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