AbbVie and the Medicines Patent Pool Complete New Licensing Agreement to Ensure Sustainable Access to Pan-genotypic Hepatitis C Medicine Glecaprevir/Pibrentasvir

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 12, 2018 – AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) and the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) have entered into a new, royalty-free licensing agreement to accelerate access to AbbVie’s pan-genotypic hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment glecaprevir/pibrentasvir (G/P) in 99 low- and middle-income countries and territories. AbbVie recognizes that the availability of a pan-genotypic HCV treatment will be critical to advancing HCV prioritization, access and elimination efforts globally.
Through the agreement with MPP, AbbVie will grant World Health Organization prequalified generic manufacturers to license, manufacture and supply generic versions of G/P, while maintaining the highest quality and production standards. AbbVie has a long history of working together with the community to ensure broad and long-term access to care for our virology medicines worldwide and the agreement with MPP is one way AbbVie is partnering to find sustainable solutions to help achieve elimination.

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