The many promises of the mRNA tech transfer hub in Africa

WHO: New consortium working to boost vaccine production in South Africa: MPP, WHO, AFRIGEN, BIOVAC, SAMRC, and Africa CDC sign a letter of intent towards establishing the tech transfer hub in South Africa

“The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and the World Health Organization (WHO),  Afrigen Biologics (PTY) Limited, the Biologicals and Vaccines Institute of Southern Africa  (Biovac), the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) have signed a letter of intent to address the global imbalance of manufacturing capacity for COVID-19 vaccines.”

The letter of intent sets out the terms of the collaboration and responsibilities between these organisations. It spells out responsibilities for all actors involved.

Some very specific conditions on IP matters and conditions for confidentiality.

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On IP:

Like others, we are keen on learning more about the companies that would share technology with the tech transfer hub.

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