Scrip is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction

Actemra Access: Roche Open To Partnering Patent Pools

Executive Summary

Roche is open to considering tie-ups with the Medicines Patent Pool or other voluntary patent pools to assess partners for Actemra, as part of efforts to broaden access to the immunotherapy for COVID-19. With a patent non-assert declaration on tocilizumab already in place, activists say the geographic scope of patent licenses will need to be broadened to have any real impact.

You may also be interested in...



COVID-19-Induced Actemra Shortage Causes Headaches For CAR-T Centers

While some cancer centers report sufficient stocks of the drug, they have already been turning to potential alternatives due to supply issues that could last for weeks or months.

Roche Tocilizumab IP Relaxation Does Not Go Far Enough

After the WHO recommended the use of IL-6 receptor blockers to treat patients hospitalized with severe or critical COVID-19, Actemra/RoActemra originator Roche pledged not to enforce IP covering the tocilizumab brand in low- and middle-income countries during the pandemic. But humanitarian organization MSF says this does not go far enough.

Coronavirus Update: Once Written Off, Roche's Actemra Finally Gets EUA In COVID-19

Actemra finally gains an emergency use authorization, Lilly's antibodies withdrawn again amid Delta variant concerns, plus Latin America’s belief in an anti-parasite drug in COVID-19 could soon be punctured.

Related Content

Topics

Related Companies

UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

SC144732

Ask The Analyst

Ask the Analyst is free for subscribers.  Submit your question and one of our analysts will be in touch.

Thank you for submitting your question. We will respond to you within 2 business days. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel