ELISA antibody technology
In November 2021, under the auspices of WHO’s COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP), the Medicines Patent Pool signed a worldwide licence with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) for a COVID-19 serological antibody diagnostic test. The diagnostic test effectively checks for the presence of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies developed either in response to a COVID-19 infection or to a vaccine.
|Technology||Patents, biological material necessary for manufacture of the diagnostic test|
|Know-how||CSIC to provide all necessary know-how to MPP and/or licensees|
|Field of use||ELISA kits and lateral flow test for the detection of antibodies against COVID-19|
|Scope of the grant||Non-exclusive right to grant sublicences to develop the licensed patents/know-how/material into licensed products, and to commercialise licensed products|
|Royalties||Royalty-free for LMICs; 15% for HICs where there is a Patent granted and in force, or where no Patent if Licensee has used the Material|