The Medicines Patent Pool publishes framework for prioritising target medicines for in-licensing under its newly expanded mandate
The MPP published in May a prioritisation framework that outlines a precise methodology for assessing candidate medicines that could play a major role in the MPP’s expanded mandate into new disease therapies beyond HIV, hepatitis C and tuberculosis.
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.
Geneva, 28 October 2019 — The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) today announced a licence agreement with Pfizer to facilitate the clinical development of sutezolid, an investigational medicine for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB). The drug candidate, if further developed in combination with other drugs, could be used to more effectively treat patients diagnosed with TB, particularly multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB).
“TB, especially MDR-TB, has become a health security threat and finding new treatments for patients is now an urgent global public health priority. We must accelerate progress if we aim to put an end to the epidemic by 2030,” said Charles Gore, Executive Director of the Medicines Patent Pool. “The licence agreement we just signed with Pfizer is key for any organisation willing to further develop sutezolid and make it available for people who need it the most, especially in low- and middle-income countries.”
Pfizer is granting MPP a non-exclusive, worldwide and royalty-free licence allowing potent...
Investigational Tuberculosis Candidate Sutezolid
The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) is currently inviting interested product developers to indicate an interest in a sublicence for investigational tuberculosis (TB) treatment sutezolid. Pfizer has granted MPP a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free licence to any remaining patent rights and importantly, to the preclinical and clinical data developed by Pfizer through phase I and phase IIa*.
The agreement allows sublicensees to develop, make, have made, use, file for regulatory approval, sell, import and export sutezolid for prevention and/or treatment of TB (including for multidrug-resistant TB) worldwide.
The full text of the agreement can be found here.
Per the licence’s terms and conditions, MPP seeks to grant sublicences to any entity that can demonstrate a willingness and capacity to further develop and commercialise the product and make the product widely available. MPP will also require any sublicensee to agree upon reasonable diligence requireme...
Geneva, 22 October 2019 – In a joint declaration published on 20 October 2019, the G20 Health Ministers gathered in Okayama, Japan drew attention to some major global health issues, including achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030 through “access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines” as defined by the Sustainable Development Goals. In that context, they specifically mentioned their support of the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) expansion to essential medicines.
In 2018, at the request of the international community, MPP expanded its mandate beyond treatment for HIV, hepatitis C and tuberculosis to other essential medicines and in 2019, MPP published a prioritisation framework that outlines a precise methodology for assessing candidate medicines that could play a major role in MPP’s expanded mandate.
“After the supportive mention of the G7 Health Ministers in May, we are honoured to receive support from the G20 Health Ministers and are committed to playing ou...
“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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