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WHO Consultation: Intellectual Property and the WHO BioHub System

December 8, 2021

You are invited to a virtual technical consultation session on the WHO BioHub System on 9th December 2021 from 13:30 to 15:30 CET. The technical consultation is titled ‘Intellectual Property and the WHO BioHub System’ and will focus on gathering inputs on mapping out options and related considerations on this topic.
The consultation is part of a series of technical consultation sessions aimed to help design the WHO BioHub System through an inclusive, iterative and consultative process on several key topics with various stakeholders including relevant non-state actors. Input resulting from this consultation will allow Member States to have an informed discussion of, and provide input to the WHO Secretariat on, elements pertinent to designing the WHO BioHub System. The WHO BioHub System aims to be a new, fast, and complementary system under development by WHO, with an intended global reach to allow Member States to share non-influenza biological materials with epidemic or pandemic potential (BMEPP) on a voluntary basis to facilitate effective characterization and surveillance of those BMEPP, as well as the timely production and equitable allocation of diagnostic products, devices, therapeutics, and vaccines. More details on the WHO BioHub System can be found here.
WHO is inviting all relevant and interested stakeholders to attend these sessions. Considering this consultation theme – ‘Intellectual Property and the WHO BioHub System’, the session may be of particular interest to representatives of R&D institutions, both public and private, universities and corporations, lawmakers and technical experts in the topic of this consultation- including government officials, delegates or experts from international organizations or nongovernmental (civil society) organizations.
In order to receive a personalized Zoom link to join this thematic technical consultation session, participants are asked to register at the following link:
To facilitate discussions, a background document will be publicly posted in the coming timeframe on the WHO BioHub System’s webpage at:
Should you require additional information please do not hesitate to send your inquiry at

Kind regards
WHO BioHub System Team