Gilead Looks To Collaborate On Remdesivir
Partnering, Licensing Concerns And Beximco’s Plans
Gilead has opened up discussions with potential licensing partners, including leading Indian firms, to rapidly scale up supplies of remdesivir, the antiviral that has received FDA emergency use authorization to tackle COVID-19. Healthcare activists say past licensing models used by the US firm are flawed and unacceptable during a global health emergency.
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Bangladesh's Beximco has claimed a world first with the launch of a generic version of remdesivir in its domestic market. Local authorities have granted an emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 treatment amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Gilead has announced a raft of licensing agreements with five generics firms to manufacture potential COVID-19 treatment remdesivir for distribution in 127 countries.