Blog from July, 2020

https://www.epo.org/news-events/in-focus/fighting-coronavirus.html

The EPO is committed to share with the public the most advanced patent information and knowledge on technologies which are useful in combating the virus or treating the disease it causes, fulfilling our vision that our work will contribute to a safer, smarter and more sustainable world. For this purpose, EPO patent examiners who are experts in the technologies directed to the fight against coronavirus infections, together with our expert patent analysts, have created a variety of search statements to help scientists identify the most relevant documents in these technical fields.

Currently the resource covers vaccines against coronavirus infections, candidate therapies, antiviral and symptomatic therapeutics and nuclei acid and antibodies.

Upcoming: nucleic acid diagnostics, immunoassays, diagnostic devices and analytical protocols, To be followed by medical health-, and bioinformatics.