How big pharma can be convinced to share intellectual property

    Greg Perry discusses intellectual property and its implications on global health.

    How do you convince pharmaceutical companies to share their intellectual property so that access to affordable health care can be improved in the developing world?

    It’s a question that Greg Perry, executive director of Medicines Patent Pool, hears often when talking with potential investors and partners of the United Nations-backed initiative.

    Perry spoke with Devex Impact Editor Adva Saldinger on the sidelines of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations’ recent 27th annual meeting in New York.

    Click on the above video to find out more, and hear Perry’s take on how to overcome the challenges that arise with tiered royalties and pricing models.

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    • Carlos Santamaria

      Carlos is a former associate editor for breaking news in Devex's Manila-based news team. He joined Devex after a decade working for international wire services Reuters, AP, Xinhua, EFE ,and Philippine social news network Rappler in Madrid, Beijing, Manila, New York, and Bangkok. During that time, he also covered natural disasters on the ground in Myanmar and Japan.

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