Medicines Patent Pool

TB Alliance sublicenses promising TB drug from the Medicines Patent Pool

Agreement announced on World Tuberculosis Day revitalizes efforts to develop sutezolid as effective response to infectious disease killer.

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Medicines Patent Pool’s next steps in TB: stewardship report

In the context of its mandate expansion into tuberculosis, the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) was asked by its funder, UNITAID, to conduct a study to examine how MPP licences could contribute to addressing some of the stewardship challenges for new drugs for tuberculosis, specifically for multidrug-resistant TB. The report seeks to inform the Foundation’s approach to negotiating licences and sub-licences for the manufacturing of TB compounds. It acknowledges the twin public health goals of ensuring broad availability of new therapies while promoting their proper use to counter further resistance.

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Medicines Patent Pool announces MedsPaL: its new Medicines Patents & Licences Database

Medicines Patent Pool's signature database upgraded to include patent and licensing data for HIV, hepatitis C and TB medicines.

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The Medicines Patent Pool expands mandate to hepatitis C and tuberculosis treatment

TB is the leading cause of death for people living with HIV and killed 1.5 million people globally in 2014 alone. TB treatment has become more complex, particularly with the emergence of multidrug-resistant strains of TB. The Medicines Patent Pool, the world’s only voluntary licensing mechanism in public health, will now work to ensure access to new treatments for drug-resistant and drug-susceptible TB.

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The Medicines Patent Pool releases independent feasibility studies on hepatitis C and tuberculosis

As part of its ongoing consultation processes on the possibility of the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) expanding into other disease areas, the organisation has published independent feasibility studies exploring the case for potential entry into hepatitis C and tuberculosis.

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The Medicines Patent Pool statement on potential extension of its mandate to hepatitis C and tuberculosis

The MPP acknowledges the recent response and input from various civil society organisations and treatment groups on the Foundation’s ongoing assessments to determine the feasibility of extending its mandate to include medicines for hepatitis C (HCV) and tuberculosis (TB).

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MPP strategic expansion consultancy – tuberculosis

The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) is seeking proposals from individuals and organisations to assess the feasibility of expanding the mandate of the MPP into tuberculosis (TB). The proposed timeframe for the provision of the consultancy services is 15th November 2014 to 27th February 2015.

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Results for Development: Final report on Patent Pools

An analysis by think tank Results for Development concluded that the Medicines Patent Pool as established by UNITAID could speed up development of fixed-dose combination pills, paediatric medicines and heat stable formulations needed in resource-poor settings, as well as help stimulate generic manufacture of lower cost medicines. And that it will need a critical mass of companies to participate in order to succeed.

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