Technology Transfer of COVID-19 Vaccines: Opportunities and Challenges


A solution to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic is the mass production of vaccines. Safe and effective vaccine development is one avenue to combat the ongoing pandemic. However, although the WHO has approved several vaccines for emergency use, developing and least-developed countries are still in an unfavorable position as they cannot secure those vaccines. Technology transfer initiatives are one solution to speed up the production process. Nevertheless, this proposal is still a work in progress. Despite the willingness of developing and least developed countries to manufacture the vaccine, several challenges, such as infrastructure and intellectual property rights, are hindering the technology transfer process.

Keywords: technology transfer, COVID-19, vaccine development, vaccine inequality

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