IFIA’s 7th World Competition of Chemical Inventions
The 7th edition of the World Competition of Chemical Inventions 2018, organized by the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA), took place during the International Warsaw Invention Show from 15 to 17 October.
The jury of the competition consisted of:
- prof. Regina Jeziórska, Institute of Industrial Chemistry, Poland
- Maciej Studziński, Institute of Industrial Chemistry, Poland
- Agnieszka Szadkowska, Institute of Industrial Chemistry, Poland
The main prize of the 7th World Competition of Chemical Inventions was awarded to Poland to the Pharmaceutical Research Institute for the invention titled “Technology of the MS drug API”, which concerns the fingolimod API technology elaboration. This is the MS drug API, which is not patent protected in Poland. However, there is no generic fingolimod in Poland. The presented invention contains several improvements in comparison to the original one. These improvements embrace reduction of the reaction steps, simplification of intermediates isolation and elimination of inconvenient reagents.