Patent battle over AZT heats up

Joyce, Christopher
June 1991
New Scientist;6/8/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1772, p14
Details a dispute between the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in America and the British company Burroughs Wellcome, over patent rights to the AIDS drug zidovudine (also known as Retrovir and AZT). Possible lawsuit by the NIH for a share in the patent; History of the dispute; Performance of crucial assays at the NIH; Response of Kathy Bartlett, a spokesperson for Burroughs Wellcome.


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