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Vaccines: laboratories consider the lifting of patents "unnecessary and harmful"

2021-05-07T21:50:20.542Z

The measure recommended by Joe Biden is very bad news for the pharmaceutical industry. The pharmaceutical industry takes the lifting of patents as very bad news. It is "unnecessary and detrimental" , sums up Jeremy Levin, president of the Bio association. For Ifpma, the International Federation of Laboratories, the measure recommended by Joe Biden "will not increase production and will not provide solutions" . It could, on the contrary, "promote the proliferation of counterfeit vacc



The pharmaceutical industry takes the lifting of patents as very bad news.

It is

"unnecessary and detrimental"

, sums up Jeremy Levin, president of the Bio association.

For Ifpma, the International Federation of Laboratories, the measure recommended by Joe Biden

"will not increase production and will not provide solutions"

.

It could, on the contrary,

"promote the proliferation of counterfeit vaccines

,

"

supports Stephen Ubl, of the American Federation of Pharmacy (PhRMA).

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"We believe that the lifting of patents will not help to disseminate vaccines more quickly in the world, neither in 2021 nor in 2022, while this is the most critical period in relation to the pandemic"

, estimates Stéphane Bancel, boss of Moderna, who has just announced the sale of 500 million doses to developing countries via the Covax device under the aegis of the United Nations.

“There is no production capacity available in the world to manufacture messenger RNA vaccines,

adds the boss of biotech.

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Source: lefigaro

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