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The meeting of STI systems, catching up in terms

of industrial capabilities in pharmaceuticals and


access to medicines.
Dr. Eduardo Urias
Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs
6-7 June 2016, UN Headquarters, New York

SDGs and Health

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Dimensions of access
Drug
affordability

Drug
availability

Drug
acceptability

Access to
medicines

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STI are essential for improving availability

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STI are essential for improving affordability

Crawford, K. W., et al. (2012). Optimising the manufacture, formulation, and dose of antiretroviral drugs for more cost-efficient delivery in
resource-limited settings: a consensus statement. The Lancet infectious diseases, 12(7), 550-560.

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STI are essential for improving acceptability

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But life is not a bed of roses: IPR x Access

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STI-based catch up is needed! (1)

Use of Compulsory licensing is


contrained by technological /
manufacturing capabilities

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STI-based catch up is needed! (2)

On generics and biosimilars competition of patent expiration


Frank, Richard G., and David S. Salkever.
"Generic entry and the pricing of
pharmaceuticals." Journal of Economics &
Management Strategy 6.1 (1997): 75-90.

Price per bottle in Brazil: US$ 2,300


Patent expiration: 16/11/2013

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Systems must meet!


Supranational institutional / regulatory famework

STI System

Health System

Access-friendly innovations
Technological catch-up
STI to accelerate biosimilar approvals
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Regulatory innovations
de-linking drug prices from access and
innovation issues
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