The 2016-2017 Army Sanofi license on patents for a Zika vaccine
New, by Senator Bernie Sanders in the New York Times: Trump Should Avoid a Bad Zika Deal. March 10, 2017.
KEI 2016-2017 comments on Army license to Sanofi for Zika vaccine patents
- 10 March 2017. KEI filed comments with regards to practical application, reasonable terms, and reasonable price in the context of exclusive licensing obligations in the Bayh-Dole Act.
- 16 February 2017. Note by Diane Singhroy, PhD., on Zika vaccine manufacturing.
- 12 January 2017. Comments filed by KEI, AFSME, PFAM, Public Citizen, Social Security Watch, UAEM, and Dean Baker. "An exclusive license to patents on a new Zika vaccine to Sanofi is contrary to the provisions of 35 U.S.C. 209(a)(1)." Submitted in response to a Federal Register notice (81 Fed. Reg. 89087) posted 9 December 2016, titled "Intent to Grant an Exclusive License of U.S. Government-Owned Patents."
- 21 December 2016. KEI Initial Comments regarding Department of the Army Intent to Grant an Exclusive License of US Governement-Owned Patents for patents on Zika Virus Vaccine and Methods of Production to Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.
- 9 December 2016. KEI request for information submitted to Barry Datloff, Office of Research & Technology Assessment, Department of the Army.
Other NGO comments on the Zika vaccine license
- 23 January 2017. MSF filed comments with the US Army in opposition to the grant of an exclusive license to patents on a new vaccine for the Zika Virus.
Members of Congress comments on Army/Sanofi license
- 24 February 2017. [Eleven] House Democrats demand affordable prices for taxpayer-funded Zika vaccine. Copy of letter to Army here.
- 10 March 2017. Senator Bernie Sanders in the New York Times: Trump Should Avoid a Bad Zika Deal. Copy of letter to Army here.
Federal Register Notices
- 9 December 2016. Intent to Grant an Exclusive License of U.S. Government-Owned Patents. Department of the Army. 81 Fed. Reg. 89087.
- 11 January 2017. Comment Period Extension: Intent to Grant an Exclusive License of U.S. Government-owned Patents. 82 Fed. Reg. 3295.
News stories, press releases, and blogs
- 26 September 2016. Sanofi Pasteur Press Release. BARDA Grants $43.2 Million USD To Sanofi Pasteur For Zika: Funds will be used for phase II development and manufacturing.
- 2 August 2016. Col. Nelson L. Michael and Col. Stephen J. Thomas. Army researchers developing Zika vaccine. Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.
- 9 November 2016. Cheryl Pellerin. Human trials begin for Army-developed Zika vaccine. DoD News, Defense Media Activity.
- 22 December 2016. Ed Silverman. US Army license being awarded to Sanofi for a Zika vaccine raises questions. Pharmalot, Stat News.
- 28 December 2016. Patrick Adams And Cameron Nutt. A Zika Vaccine, but for Whom? New York Times.
- 10 January 2017. Eric Sagonowsky. U.S. Army's planned Zika vaccine license to Sanofi raises nonprofit's ire. Fierce Pharma.
- 19 January 2017. Kim Treanor. Groups Seek Assurance Of Affordable Zika Vaccine From US Army Exclusive Licence. IP-Watch.
- 24 January 2017. Zachary Brennan. Doctors Without Borders Objects to Sanofi Receiving an Exclusive License for a Zika Vaccine. RAPS.
- 27 January 2017. Sophie Edwards. Zika vaccine could be delayed, unaffordable after US Army grants exclusive rights to pharma company. Devex.
- 22 February 2017. Ed Silverman. Lawmakers urge US Army not to issue exclusive license to Sanofi for a Zika vaccine. Pharmalot, Stat News.
- 23 February 2017. Eric Sagonowksy. Lawmakers decry Army’s planned Zika vaccine license to Sanofi. FiercePharma.
- 10 March 2017. Senator Bernie Sanders. Trump Should Avoid a Bad Zika Deal. New York Times.
- 10 March 2017. KEI 10 March 2017 Comments on Army Exclusive License on Zika Virus Vaccine Patents to Sanofi.
- 12 January 2017. "Groups Object to Army Proposal to Give Sanofi a Monopoly on Patents for Taxpayer-Funded Zika Vaccine." James Love.
- 21 December 2016. "KEI initial opposition to U.S. Army grant of exclusive license to Sanofi on patents for Zika virus vaccine." KEI Staff.
- 2 March 2016. "DHHS declared public health emergency for Zika virus." James Love.