THE MEDICINES PATENT POOL AND GILEAD SCIENCES SIGN LICENCE FOR BICTEGRAVIR
The MPP announced on 4 October 2017 a licence with Gilead Sciences for bictegravir (BIC), now under review in the United States and the European Union as part of a once-daily, single-tablet HIV regimen.
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB, MEDICINES PATENT POOL EXTEND LICENCE FOR ATAZANAVIR TO 122 DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
The MPP has signed an extension of its licensing agreement with biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) to further increase access to atazanavir (ATV), part of the World Health Organization-preferred second-line treatment for adults and children.
Geneva, 02 November 2017 — The Medicines Patent Pool and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to accelerate the introduction of quality, affordable new medicines for diseases that disproportionately affect developing countries.
The two parties currently collaborate as part of the OPTIMIZE consortium, supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and dedicated to rapidly improving treatment outcomes for people living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries.
The USAID-MPP partnership aims to facilitate the development and early introduction of better-formulated antiretrovirals, including those prioritized by OPTIMIZE. The MPP and USAID will coordinate efforts on market intelligence, supplier engagement and technical support in key PEPFAR countries. The MoU also envisions the two parties working together in other areas to address access to medicines issues for HIV as well as for other select diseases in th...
Geneva, 31 October 2017 — The Medicines Patent Pool and TB Alliance signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate third-party development of sutezolid-containing tuberculosis regimens. The MoU follows the sublicensing agreement signed by both organisations in March 2017 granting TB Alliance the rights to develop sutezolid, a promising antibiotic drug candidate, in combination with other TB drugs for drug-susceptible and drug-resistant TB patients.
Under the terms of the new collaboration, TB Alliance and the MPP will encourage third-party investigators interested in developing sutezolid and committed to responsible development and commercialisation of the compound, and reciprocal regulatory access to data and study results. Support to investigators will primarily consist of providing regulatory access to all data and study results so that no sutezolid work need be repeated in order to study the drug, and sale of clinical or preclinical supplies at cost. TB Alliance will establish an Independent...
Geneva, 11 October 2017 — The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Otsuka to accelerate the development and manufacturing of, and access to, paediatric formulations containing delamanid for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).
Delamanid 50mg tablet was recently added to the World Health Organization’s Essential Medicines List for Children signalling its priority for health programmes globally. Otsuka is currently developing a suitable paediatric formulation of the treatment for younger children.
The MoU outlines broad areas of collaboration between the parties, including seeking funding to have a third-party manufacturer develop appropriate paediatric formulations, and engaging in necessary licensing activities to move this forward. Importantly, it also envisions the parties seeking out future areas of cooperation in the field of MDR-TB treatment to address broader unmet patient needs.
The MPP, originally focused on HIV treatment acce...
“Successful cooperation of the Ministry of Health of Belarus with the Medicines Patent Pool is crucial in light of our current work to achieve the “90-90-90” goals and put an end to the epidemic in the country which is only possible when access to affordabl...”