MARKET ACCESS & HEALTH POLICY – The WTO announced on 16.3.2022 that it had reached a first agreement on the way to a desired suspension of patent protection for Covid vaccines. The WTO Director-General said that “key elements” had been agreed. The Life Sciences Acceleration Alliance e.V. once again emphasises the risks of this approach. Not only will the goal of vaccinating more people worldwide more quickly not be achieved, but an essential pillar for risk capital financing of innovative solutions in the health sector will be impaired. Read more.