J&J gives global rights for AIDS drug to charity

|By:, SA News Editor

Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit gives the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) the global rights to its experimental AIDS drug dapivirine. The charity is conducting two late-stage clinical trials in Africa evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a vaginal ring combined with dapivirine and a contraceptive. The original agreement extended the rights to IPM for developing nations only.