With an expanding labor force and burgeoning economic opportunities, it’s important for leaders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to embrace robust approaches to intellectual property (IP) that encourage investment in innovation. This World IP Day, we explore the theme “Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity,” highlighting the essential role of IP
Voluntary Licensing Agreement for New-Generation Cancer Medicine Broadens Patient Access in Morocco and Egypt
In what is a significant milestone in broadening the availability of cancer treatments in Morocco and Egypt, biopharmaceutical manufacturer Novartis recently established a voluntary licensing agreement with the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) to increase patient access to a medicine used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).
A new report, Global Innovation Index 2022, from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) indicates that research and development (R&D) investments thrived at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and continued to boom in 2021. This spike in innovation occurred despite the global recession and economic lockdowns in many countries, pointing to the importance of innovation for pandemic solutions and recovery.
As the world prepares for future public health threats to emerge, it’s imperative public and private sector leaders are collaborating to address these challenges with innovative treatments and solutions.