Pugatch: Pandemic Has Shown IPR-Based System Is Working
Pugatch Consilium managing director, Meir Perez Pugatch, says that IP has been the “bridge” in the various biopharma R&D collaborations that have helped deliver unprecedented results during the pandemic. He also weighs in on the divisive proposal of waiver of intellectual property rights for vaccines, treatments and diagnostics relating to COVID-19.
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