Disputes over intellectual property rights can delay the spread of clean technologies to the developing world, but they are not wholly to blame.

There is something that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has in common with US diplomats—or at least the intellectual property (IP) attachés posted at various diplomatic missions: a dislike of NGOs. Both, the leader of the world’s most populous democracy and the diplomats of the most powerful democracy, make no bones about the fact that they find NGOs a stumbling block in implementing their various agendas.

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Biopiracy is a compound word consisting of ‘bio’ which is a short form for ‘biology’ and ‘piracy’. Biopirates are those
individuals and industries/companies accused of one or both of the following acts: (i) the theft, misappropriation of, or

Why don't you sell it for Rs.5?

As India plays host to the Convention on Biological Diversity's 11th Conference of the Parties in Hyderabad in October 2012, this article takes a closer look at the country's legislation on the subject - the Biological Diversity Act (2002).

Open source drug discovery offers potential for developing new and inexpensive drugs to combat diseases that disproportionally affect the poor. The concept borrows two principle aspects from open source computing (i.e., collaboration and open access) and applies them to pharmaceutical innovation. By opening a project to external contributors, its research capacity may increase significantly. To date there are only a handful of open source R&D projects focusing on neglected diseases.

14 New Drug Molecules Approved Between Jan & July 2012, Only 9 Tested: Azad

Novartis patent case up for hearing this week; judgment to have far-reaching impact

An inter-ministerial group tasked with regulating prices of patented medicines has recommended using a per capita income-linked reference pricing mechanism, a proposal that may reduce prices of sev

Upcoming patent expiries stand to make medicines cheaper — although less convenient.

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