UN Panel asks countries to use TRIPS “flexibilities” and issue Compulsory Licenses to increase access to medicines

By Narayanan Suresh

A 15-member UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Access to Medicines has recommended that governments should be stringent with issuing of patents and use all flexibilities in international agreements to promote access to health technologies when necessary.

The report of the 15-member panel, co-chaired by Ms Ruth Dreifuss, ex-president of Switzerland a

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GENETICALLY OSSIFIED ABSURDITY

By Shekhar Gupta

GM is already in our food chain for years. The approval for indigenous GM mustard should put fake fear-mongering to rest

If you want to see how some of the issues most vital to us and our future generations are debated in a vacuum — of facts —please take a short journey with me to University of Delhi’s South Campus at the north-western edge of R

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Govt mandates compulsory licensing (CL) for GM seeds

By Narayanan Suresh

In an unusually pro-active policy, rare in the world, the Modi government has introduced a compulsory lincesing (CL) policy for all the genetically-modified(GM) seeds in India. In a notification issued on May 18,2016, the government has made it mandatory for GM technology companies like Monsanto and others to license its technology to any qualified seed company

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Tetracycline as anti-cancer agent & 2080 such US innovations wait for developers

Researchers in the US have demonstrated that the popular antibiotic tetracycline  is very effective in treating ovarian and colorectal cancers and are looking for partners to further develop and commercialized this new use 

By Narayanan Suresh

Researchers, Dr Christophe Marchand,  Dr Laurent Thibault and Dr Yves Pommier at the Laboratory of

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