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International Organization Leaders Discuss Medical Innovation At Symposium

“The leaders of three top international organizations in Geneva last week discussed synergies in public health and called for increased collaboration and creativity to [improve] medical innovation,” Intellectual Property Watch reports. “The directors general of the WHO, World Trade Organization and World Intellectual Property Organization addressed the [July 5] opening session of a joint symposium on Medical Innovation: Changing Business Models,” presenting “their comments and evaluations of the current medical innovation landscape, providing different perspectives from health, intellectual property, and trade,” the news service writes. IP Watch summarizes comments from WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, WIPO Director-General Francis Gurry, and WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy, as well as a keynote address from GAVI Alliance CEO Seth Berkley (Ngo, 7/8).