PRESS NETWORK – Defend Patent Protection – Open Letter to the German Government:
Suspending patent protection will neither speed up the production of vaccines nor their distribution. Indeed, the real barriers to the widespread availability of vaccines remain -trade barriers, supply chain issues, availability of substances for manufacturing, and necessary specialised knowledge and experts in the field. Modern vaccines, which are based on mRNA and can be easily adapted to mutations, are based on technology that is itself protected by basic patents. By Dr. Sascha Berger, TVM Capital GmbH and Rainer Westermann, LSAA Chairman. Read more.