New online database for patent expiry dates in low- and middle-income countries
Simon Collins, HIV i-Base
The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) have launched a new online database about patent and license information for HIV, HCV and TB drugs.
The information in MedsPaL has been compiled from a large number of patent offices and other public sources of information. It enables a general understanding of the intellectual property status of over 100 formulations in low- and middle-income countries.
MPP are keen to get feedback on the new resource and the site also allows this.
MedsPaL is available at:
MPP press release. The Medicines Patent Pool Announces MedsPaL: Its New Medicines Patents & Licences Database. (5 October 2016).