Friday, March 21, 2014

New book spotlight: Promoting Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation

Added to the Matas library collection in December, Promoting Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation: Intersections between public health, intellectual property and trade is a study from the World Health Organization (WHO), World Trade Organization (WTO), and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

This study was prepared as a capacity-building resource for policy-makers. The contents mirror the evolution of multilateral policy debate over the past decade, recognizing that innovation and access are inevitably intertwined.

The contents of the study are broken up into four chapters:
  1. Medical technologies: the fundamentals
  2. The policy context for action on innovation and access
  3. Medical technologies: the innovation dimension
  4. Medical technologies: the access dimension
This book is currently on the new books rack in the Matas Commons area.

Call Number: W 82 W92711p 2013

The full publication is also available for download from the WTO website at