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Breast Cancer Action Sues to End Gene Patenting

Lawsuit Seeks Increased Access to Information for Patients of Breast Cancer SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Breast Cancer Action (BCA) is challenging the legality of patenting human "breast cancer genes." BCA is joining the American Civil Liberties Union in suing Myriad Genetics...

Yoga Enthusiasts Oppose Patenting Yoga Overseas

Angered and alarmed, a good number of yoga enthusiasts and experts in the capital are strongly opposing attempts of patenting yoga overseas. Reacting to recent reports of yet another application filed in the US for patenting yoga, experts here feel that the very idea of patenting knowledge...

HIV Patients Opposes Patenting Of AIDS Drug

An Indian group of people living with HIV/AIDS have opposed a patent application filed by global pharma major GlaxoSmithKline for Combivir, a fixed dose combination AIDS drug on the grounds that it would make the treatment unaffordable. // Represented by the Lawyers' Collective HIV/AIDS Unit...

Indian Government Keen On JE Vaccine Supply And Patenting Of Indian Medicine Formulations

Health Minister Dr Anbumani Ramadoss, in an attempt to tackle the issue of vaccination against Japanese Encephalitis has left for Beijing to approach China, the only country where the vaccine is available in a sizeable // quantity. The heavy toll of valuable human lives in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar h...

Synthetic biology -- opportunities and risks

... spheres of activity are: the strengthening of basic research the bundling of relevant disciplines in research and education the development of patenting processes the elimination of threats and the prevention of misuse the monitoring of this new research field using technology assessment methods ...

Washington, DC Plastic Surgeon Mark E. Richards, M.D. Says Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy has Staggering Health Benefits that Could Change the Way We Age

...dentical hormones (currently, hormone education is often funded by pharmaceutical companies with competing non-identical products); the prohibition on patenting human hormone molecules which explains the lack of widespread commercialization and distribution; and the inexplicable lack of attention being given t...

HepaHope Korea Subsidiary VASKA Introduces Green Chemicals to U.S. Commercial Laundry Industry

...ibution to improving local water quality." HepaHope Korea, Inc. is a Korean-based and listed company engaged in medical research, as well as patenting and commercialization of medical technologies. Dr. Sung-Soo Park, founder and CEO of HepaHope, sees VASKA's progress as a confirmation of the Company...

CAP Joins Landmark Lawsuit Challenging Legality of Myriad Genetics Gene Patents

...s long opposed the issuance of human health-related gene patents because the doing so in violates the principle restricting patents on laws of nature. patenting human health-related gene patents limits access to medical care, jeopardizes the ability to practice medicine in the best interest of patients and rai...

ACMG Joins Lawsuit Challenging Patents on Breast Cancer Genes; Genes Are Naturally Occurring Substances and Should Not Be Patented, Says American College of Medical Genetics

... in the area enveloped by the patent or license." ACMG believes that patenting of genes, and especially the restrictive licensing practices that limit tes...ollections of genes instead of individual genes one at a time. "Gene patenting creates an obstacle course that will make true genomic analysis not only co...

ACLU Challenges Patents on Breast Cancer Genes

...PAT and co-counsel in the lawsuit. "Genes are identified, not invented, and patenting genetic sequences is like patenting blood, air or e=mc2." If Myriad's BRCA genes patents were invalidated,...
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Canopus BioPharma Strengthens its CB1400 Platform Technology for Mucositis and Oncology Treatments Through License Agreement With Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

...ng agreement with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), an organization serving the University of Wisconsin-Madison scientific community by patenting the discoveries of UW-Madison researchers and licensing these technologies to leading companies in Wisconsin, the United States and worldwide. The agr...
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ACLU -- Myriad Genetics lawsuit will become landmark case

... ( www.genengnews.com ) The ACLU charged that the patenting of two human genes linked to breast and ovarian ca...ing, Editor in Chief of GEN. "The pros and cons of patenting genes have been an ongoing, and often acrimonious ...U says it plans to challenge the entire concept of patenting genes. What we have here is one group, the ACLU an...

Association for Molecular Pathology joins ACLU to challenge gene patents

...ies that we believe are in the best interests of our profession and the patients we serve." In 2008, AMP adopted a revised Policy Statement on gene patenting and the licensing of intellectual property that urged an end to the practice of granting patents on single genes, sequences of the genome or correlati...

WARF signs license agreement with Pfizer for human embryonic stem cells

... MADISON Pfizer Inc., a major biopharmaceutical company, and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), the private, nonprofit patenting and licensing organization for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, announced May 5 that they have signed a license for human embryonic stem (hES) cel...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- April 29, 2009

...Stone" for chemical names Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling In an advance that will help speed global development of new drugs and patenting of new commercial and industrial products, a scientist in New Mexico is reporting development of the first computer program that can quickly and accur...

Nutrigenomics -- developing personalized diets for disease prevention -- part 2 just published in OMICS

...mics, and measures to bridge the gap between omics science and society Ethical, legal and social issues (ELSIs) associated with commercialization and patenting in nutrigenomics Taste is a nutritional gatekeeper for the body influencing which foodstuff is ingested or rejected Present state of the knowledge o...

New book plants seed for biodiverse food production

...plex issues such as the World Trade Organization's patenting strategies that are "exploiting natural resources,...ommunities where they are shared by all, and their patenting by corporations, which privatize a living organism... "Pharmaceutical corporations are privatizing and patenting the genes of plants to sell for profit," she conti...

VistaGen, WARF sign license agreement for human embryonic stem cell technology

...ng companies focused on using the power of stem cell technology to transform the ways drugs are discovered and tested. WARF is the private, non-profit patenting and licensing organization for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the top-ranked public research universities in the U.S. The licensed p...

NIH launches Human Microbiome Project

...s, potential forensic uses of microbiome profiles, bioterrorism and biodefense applications, the application of new technologies from the project, and patenting and privacy issues. Examining and addressing the emerging ethical, legal and social implications of metagenomics research is central to our goal ...

DNA layer reduces risk of reserve parts being rejected

...he deposition of calcium phosphate and could, for example, be adapted to promote bone and blood vessel formation. The good research results led to the patenting of DNA coatings for implants. A biomedical company is currently investigating whether they can take over the patent. Layer-by-Layer deposition t...

The BIOS Initiative - open source biotechnology is born

...ir work. The BIOS Initiative provides a new licensing mechanism that encourages sharing of the core tools of innovation with all, while still allowing patenting of products, where necessary. Not content with inventing new technology and new software communities, CAMBIA is also releasing new functionalities ...
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Save money through smart patenting

Companies tend to have a good grasp on their tangible property. They know their real estate holdings and understand the value of their products. On the other hand, they tend to overlook the value of their intellectual property. Companies may understand that inventions could generally have some valu...

Patent Attorney John Rizvi Speaks at FIME International Medical Expo

...ver the past ten years and John Rizvi, a patent attorney who specializes in patenting medical devices, is giving a presentation to educate medical technology companies on the importance of patenting new inventions. "Patents help eliminate competition by giving pat...

New drugs faster from natural compounds: A UC San Diego breakthrough

... 879," for example, is a cyclic NRP discussed in the Nature Methods paper that was thought to be novel when it was isolated. A lengthy and expensive patenting process, however, uncovered that compound 879 had already been described as an antibiotic and named neoviridogrisen. The new UC San Diego algorithms w...

ASCP Joins ACLU Lawsuit Opposing Gene Patents

...sured as well as those whose health care coverage requires that testing be reimbursed by a third-party payer. "In short, the practice of gene patenting harms patients, impedes advances in medicine, and limits those in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine from doing what they are educated ...

Thomson Reuters Commemorates World IP Week with Series of Strategic Intellectual Property Seminars Across the U.S.

...led "The New Age of Intelligent IP." The seminars provide valuable insight on the impact of the economic climate on intellectual property, the rise of patenting in China and its effect on U.S. businesses, and best practice methodologies for managing IP rights throughout the Intellectual Property Lifecycle. Age...

Investment Firm Allied Minds to Commercialize New Frozen Aliquotter Technology with Two Local Major Universities.

... Office of Technology Development The Harvard Office of Technology Development (OTD) is responsible for all activities pertaining to the evaluation, patenting and licensing of new inventions and discoveries made at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School. OTD also serves to further the development of H...

Brazil's biotech firms: From imitators to innovators in health-related products

...te need of reform The Brazilian patent office can take over seven years to process patent applications for drug candidates. Brazilian law prohibits patenting some important biotechnologies, such as recombinant versions of proteins found in nature. Some companies are also concerned that once a pharmaceutical...

Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. reports third quarter results and update on strategic milestones

...al benefits of its products in various therapeutic indications with a focus on cardiovascular and cognitive health. The Company has been successful in patenting and protecting its intellectual property, and will continue to protect its innovations. Neptune has already obtained regulatory approvals allowing com...

The Omega-3 Industry Leader, Croda Health Care, selects Neptune Technologies' Ingredients for New Essentially Brand

...al benefits of its products in various therapeutic indications with a focus on cardiovascular and cognitive health. The Company has been successful in patenting and protecting its intellectual property, and will continue to protect its innovations. Neptune has already obtained regulatory approvals allowing com...

Neptune Technologies patent granted for novel phospholipids in multiple diseases and pharmaceutical applications

...al benefits of its products in various therapeutic indications with a focus on cardiovascular and cognitive health. The Company has been successful in patenting and protecting its intellectual property, and will continue to protect its innovations. Neptune has already obtained regulatory approvals allowing com...
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Biodiversity

...past 20 years lead to the obligation to tighten laws. With the new technologies of genetic and genetic engineering , people are going through gene patenting , processes patenting, and a totally new concept of genetic resource. A very hot debate today seeks to define whether the resource is the gene, the ...
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