That night, all the news networks broadcasted Meng Zezhi’s name again, and in one day the news spread to all the corners of the earth.
After this, Meng Zezhi’s phone never stopped bringing for even a minute. All the major pharmaceutical companies called him.
In response, Meng Zezhi’s reply was the same as all of them, “Let’s have a meeting.”
Beijing University was busy helping Meng Zezhi apply for patents from various countries. In just two days, representatives of the top 50 pharmaceutical companies in the world gathered at Beijing University.
After letting them wait for a few days, Meng Zezhi took the time to meet the representatives of the top ten pharmaceutical companies.
“The relevant national patent documents will be processed in two days at the latest. Before that, I will meet with you, not to discuss patent authorization.” Meng Zezhi said lightly: “I believe you should already have some questions for me before coming to China. Got a good understanding.”
He looked up at the men and women on the opposite side.
“Then it should be very clear what happened to me recently!”
The middle-aged man who has a great aura and the high-nose bridge immediately said: “Professor Meng meant Jiang Qiyang?”
Meng Zezhi nodded and took out a glass vial from his pocket. Under the sunlight, the blue liquid medicine exuded a seductive light.
The eyes of the ten people immediately burst into light which is irresistible.
“This is the special medicine for AIDS. You can take it back and make a good identification.” Meng Zezhi pushed the glass vial over and said: “Within three days, I want Jiang Qiyang to pay for his arrogance. When that time comes, you will come again. Talk to me about patent licensing.”
How could Meng Zezhi dare to speak in such a tone!!
If you look into data like this, it will be explained. It is stated that there are 37 million AIDS patients in the world and this only official data.
Prior to this, the universal treatment method of managing AIDS was ” Cocktail therapy “. The so-called cocktail therapy is actually anti-retroviral therapy, in which they use a combination of three antiviral drugs in certain doses and ratios, like a cocktail in Western countries.
This method was not effective at all because it prevents the reproduction of HIV and because of this resistant HIV strain develops in the patient body.
Moreover, the curative effect of the ‘cocktail therapy’ is not 100%. The patient must have to take the medicine for a long time and still cannot be cured but can only delay the symptoms.
And because of long-term treatment of this, the toxic side effects of are very severe including, lipid malnutrition, abnormal accumulation of fat in the back and abdomen and abnormal increase in blood lipid concentration, among which the most serious consequences are liver failure and diabetes.
Industry data shows that in 2017, the total market sales of antiviral drugs was 27 billion U.S dollars.
And in it, the developing countries ( such as India, a country with the largest AIDS population in Asia, and there are 5.7 million AIDS patients officially) in violation of the patent system, wantonly imitating original drugs and market intervention (including seeking market intervention financial support, subsidies) In the case of a drug manufactory)
Mainly because of the shortage of antiretroviral drugs and their prices are controlled by the market. Without intervention, they will definitely exceed the affordability of African countries. After all, African countries are flooded with AIDS.
Don’t forget, this 27 billion US dollars is just one year’s sales in 2017, if it is 10 years, 20 years… it will be a number that ordinary people can only look up to.
The profit from ordinary items is generally not higher than 50%. In the pharmaceutical industry, commonly used drugs, taking 2 ml of 20 mg nefopam hydrochloride injection as an example, the ex-factory price is 0.32 yuan per bottle, and the winning price is 18.49 yuan. The retail price is 21.26 yuan, which means that the intermediate profit is as high as 65%.
And not only this,
In the scarce drug market, we can quadruple this number.
Of course, I cannot say this manufacturing price is so definitive. After all, the more scarce drugs are, the higher the initial investment including drug equipment, workshops, and R&D costs will be.
The benefits of antiretroviral drugs that can prevent the virus from multiplying alone are so high. What are the market prospects for specific drugs that can cure AIDS?
Meng Zezhi estimated that if it is mass-produced, the cost of a set of four courses of liquid medicine should not exceed 3,000 yuan.
From the perspective of capitalists as the only medicine in the world that can treat AIDS so far, a set of liquid medicines can sell for 100,000 US dollars, right?
There are 37 million patients with AIDS in the world, and even if only 20 % of them are able to receive treatment, that is a profit of 700 billion US dollars.
Interestingly, Bill Gates’s net worth is only 86 billion US dollars. (Well, it was in the past, now it is 102.4 billion dollars.)