Tag: pharma patents

The Nagoya Protocol – Convention on Biological Diversity

A new international treaty named the “Nagoya Protocol” will be giving some relief to India and other developing countries. The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources with an objective of ensuring access of genetic resources to the signatory countries and ensuring fair and equitable sharing of benefit to the local community and signatory country that … Continue reading The Nagoya Protocol – Convention on Biological Diversity

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Anti Cancer drug: Making it Patient-driven, not Disease-driven

Introduction: French compatriots Ipsen and bioMérieux, have been few most potential companies since 2007 in the development of companion assay to assess patient benefit from a compound useful for treating several severe forms of cancers. The partnership between two companies has focused on the two main broad areas of pharma research: Personalized medicine and Theranostics. … Continue reading Anti Cancer drug: Making it Patient-driven, not Disease-driven

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Roche’s Struggle Over its Patents in India – Two suits, Two oppositions

The struggle between innovator pharmaceutical companies (mostly in the Western world) and developing world Generic companies has been lately played out in India and especially for the last 2-3 years in the form of litigations and oppositions. Here I would be discussing the specific case of Roche (a Swiss Pharma Company) showcasing its journey of … Continue reading Roche’s Struggle Over its Patents in India – Two suits, Two oppositions

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