Master Alliance Provisions Guide (MAPGuide)

BMGF – CureVac, Global Access Commitments Agreement

  • Liability | Representations & Warranties

4. Representations, Warranties, Covenants of the Company

The Company hereby represents, warrants and covenants to the Foundation:

(a) Project Diligence and Necessary Skill. The Company will use all reasonable and diligent efforts to perform its obligations under a Project Agreement and to complete each Project and the Company has, and will maintain, the necessary expertise, personnel, facilities and equipment to perform each Project and its obligations under the Investment Documents.

(b) Continuation of Business. The Company will continue activity in those lines of business or in comparable new lines of business that are necessary to complete the Projects and to fulfill the Global Access Commitments for the Projects.

(c) Compliance with Applicable Laws & Regulations. The Company is in compliance and will remain in compliance in all material respects with all applicable laws and regulations (including all laws and regulations related to clinical trials, human health and safety, the protection of the environment, research, development and manufacture of vaccines and drugs intended for human use) necessary to enable the Company to perform its obligations under the Investment Documents and in connection with each Project, and as of the Effective Date the Company is not aware of any action filed or commenced against the Company alleging any failure to comply. The Company is and will remain in compliance with all applicable cGMPs, Good Clinical Practices, Good Laboratory Practices and Good Industry Practices. The Company is not aware of facts that (with or without notice or lapse of time, or both) could reasonably be expected to result in the Company being in violation in any material respect of any law materially applicable to the Company’s performance of its obligations under the Investment Documents and in connection with each Project. The Company has in place and shall continue to maintain for the duration of its obligations under this Agreement and each Project, a compliance program reasonably designed to identify, prevent, and address any compliance issues.

(d) Licenses and Permits. The Company currently holds and will continue to hold all necessary foreign, federal, state, local and other governmental licenses, approvals and permits necessary to perform its obligations under the Investment Documents and in connection with each Project.

(e) Records Compliance. The Company will maintain, in accordance with and for the period required under cGMPs and applicable laws, complete and adequate records of the Funded Development pertaining to the methods, and the facilities, manufacture, procedures, testing and the like, related to each Project.

(f) IP Due Diligence. On the Effective Date, the Company has conducted commercially reasonable due diligence with respect to the Project Agreements, including intellectual property and freedom to operate analyses related to the Project Agreements. To the Company’s knowledge on the Effective Date it owns or possesses sufficient legal rights to all trademarks, service marks, tradenames, copyrights, trade secrets, licenses, information and proprietary rights and processes and all patents necessary for its current business without any conflict with, or infringement of, the rights of others. On the Effective Date, the Company has not received any communications alleging that the Company has violated or, by conducting its business, would violate any of the patents, trademarks, service marks, tradenames, copyrights, trade secrets or other proprietary rights or processes of any other Person.

(g) Product Modification. In the event of any injunction or prohibition against the Company’s manufacture, licensure, import, export, sale, offer-for-sale, distribution, or use of any Product by reason of infringement of a patent, proprietary, or intellectual property right, or if in Company’s opinion any Product is likely to become the subject of a claim of infringement of a patent, proprietary, or intellectual property right the Company and the Foundation and/or the Foundation-supported Entity will, either: (a) procure (such as by licensing or otherwise) the right to continue to make, have made, import, export, sell, offer-for-sale, distribute, and use such Product, or (b) replace or modify such Product so it becomes non-infringing, but is equivalent or superior in terms of efficacy, quality and safety.

(h) No Disputes. The Company agrees to notify the Foundation of any claims with regard to any third party intellectual property or disputes with a third party with regard to a Product which arise during the term of this Agreement (including its commercialization, manufacture, sale, offer for sale, distribution, import, export and use as contemplated by the applicable Project).

(i) Disqualification and Debarment. On the Effective Date, the Company, its employees or contractors or agents are not and the Company will undertake reasonable efforts not to be, at the time of performance of any activity contemplated by this Agreement or in connection with any Project, (a) disqualified or debarred by any Governmental Authority for any purpose pursuant to applicable law or regulation or threatened with any such disqualification or debarment or (b) charged or convicted for conduct relating to the development or approval of, or otherwise relating to the regulation of, any Product under any applicable law or regulation.

(j) Warranty. Each Product is or will be manufactured by the Company (and/or its CMOs or partners) in conformity in all material respects with all applicable requirements of a vaccine or drug for human use, including all express and implied warranties related thereto.

(k) Company is Sponsor. In no event shall the Foundation be a sponsor of any trial, study, Product, registration, or marketing authorization or the like. Except as may be required by law, the Company shall not include the Foundation on any document relating to the foregoing or in any communication with any governmental or regulatory body without the express prior written consent of the Foundation. Any input, consultation, or communication to the Company by the Foundation or any Foundation-supported Entity shall not diminish the foregoing.