Dr Harry Thangaraj joins EMI-TB as project IP manager. Dr Thangaraj has extensive experience in the managment of IP generated from collaborative academic projects, having previously worked on the EU FP6 'Pharma-Planta' action and co-ordinated the FP7 'Access to Pharmaceuticals' project. He has a particular interest in the responsible management of IP to ensure the benefits of an invention are not restricted to wealthy countries and individuals and are instead available where need exists.
EMI-TB co-ordinator, Dr Rajko Reljic, said "Harry's role will greatly facilitate management of any future IP that may be generated in this project. The appointment of an IP manager will help ensure that EMI-TB is able to take advantage of IP commercialisation opportunities while upholding and promoting the principles of Socially Responsible Licensing."