Category: Bill Gates

  • Pfizer to offer low-cost medicines to 45 lower-income countries

    Firm launches ‘healthier world’ accord in Davos and speaks to other drugmakers about similar steps Pfizer has announced it is to supply all its current and future patent-protected medicines and vaccines on a not-for-profit basis to 45 lower-income countries and is talking to other big drugmakers about similar steps. Announcing the “accord for a healthier […]

  • Bill Gates says world may not have seen the worst of COVID

    Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates warned that more investment is needed to prevent a future pandemic from happening, adding that there remains a significant risk the world hasn’t even seen the worst of COVID-19. “The current WHO funding is not at all serious about pandemics,” Gates said to the Financial Times. “We’re still at risk […]

  • GSK buys £130m stake in German coronavirus vaccine maker

    Stake of 10% in CureVac is part of deal that could eventually be worth more than £800m Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline has bought a 10% stake in a German biotech company that is a key player in the global race for a coronavirus vaccine as […]