Black Doctor Gets Exclusive Rights to HIV Vaccine
Black doctor has been given the exclusive license for a vaccine that could potentially help people avoid contracting the dreaded human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Dr. Mathew Wayne Whitest, an African-American doctor, and his Wayne Pharmaceuticals team were granted the exclusive license recently after being involved in negotiations for several months.
The said vaccine, which is hoped to help prevent HIV contraction, is currently in its development phase at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. It is scheduled for clinical trials starting early next year. Although the vaccine is being developed at the university medical school, the license for it exclusively belongs to Dr. Whitest and Wayne Pharmaceuticals.
Negotiations for the exclusive licensing agreement were rounded off towards the end of April. The agreement, which became effective on May 15, 2015, is indeed a significant leap for the Black community in the United States when the quest for a HIV cure is concerned.
“As an African American, as a Physician, and as a member of Humanity at large, I am proud to share these announcements with you,” Dr. Whitest wrote in a release.
By Victor O.
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