Medical workers transfer a suspected coronavirus patient to an ambulance from the World Dream cruise ship at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong on February 3. Photo: Sam Tsang

Who owns the coronavirus cure? China’s move to patent Gilead’s experimental drug for the novel virus could lead to legal wrangle

  • Institute of Virology in Wuhan, the epicentre of the global coronavirus outbreak, filed a patent for Gilead’s remdesivir antiviral drug on January 21
  • In a statement to the Post, California-based Gilead said it applied for a global patent in 2016, including in China, for using the drug to treat all coronavirus-linked illnesses
Topic |   Pharmaceuticals
Medical workers transfer a suspected coronavirus patient to an ambulance from the World Dream cruise ship at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong on February 3. Photo: Sam Tsang
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