Universities Allied for Essential Medicines

UAEMers Present at UC Regents Meeting

Yesterday, September 16th, 3 UAEMers gave short presentations to the University of California Regents (the governing board of the UC system) who were meeting on the UC Irvine campus. Timothy Minh and Courtney Reynolds, both 3rd year MD/PhD students at UCI, and Taylor Gilliland, a 2nd year Biomedical Sciences PhD student at UC San Diego, spoke about the need for the UC campuses to ensure that their medical technologies be licensed in a humanitarian manner that ensures availability and access to those in developing countries. Each of them are personally engaged in biomedical research and made it clear to the Regents that current tech transfer policies prevent the products of their efforts in the laboratory and clinic from being able to reach those in need around the world. The ten UC schools must adopt strategies such as the Equitable Access License and engage in patent pools such as UNITAID in order to accomplish these goals.
Links to videos of the presentations:


September 17, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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