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Life Sciences is an innovative and complex market sector. Companies are facing an increasing level of regulation in a competitive market environment.

Rapid developments in technology is leading to changes in approach to medicine and healthcare by businesses and organisations in the Life Sciences sector. Moore Barlow as Life Sciences lawyers can supply a wide range of legal services to UK pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies together with advice to research organisations and other service providers, to help meet this challenge.

We can act for start-ups through to listed PLCs and to advise a diverse range of clients through the Life Science product cycle, from drugs for medical use discovery and drug development through to patent disputes. Our work as Life Sciences lawyers covers fund formation, fundraising, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, regulatory advice and licensing and development agreements.

Significant challenges face the Life Sciences sector now and in the future. In particular political uncertainty and also falling research and development investment and less funding rounds from investors together with lower productivity. Companies in the sector are currently facing dramatically increasing competition worldwide particularly for generic drug products. There has been a steady reduction in government healthcare and pharmaceutical budgets. Regulatory as well as institutional investor scrutiny has also increased leading to further need for an experienced Life Sciences lawyer. All of these pressures, together with heightened scrutiny and increased costs to deal with safety concerns, has resulted in fewer drugs reaching final approved status. This can have a downward effect on company growth in the Life Sciences sector unless companies are able to obtain proper support.

John Warchus

John Warchus

Partner | Commercial

079 6656 9299

How Moore Barlow can help

The Moore Barlow team is ready to assist companies face these challenges in the Life Sciences sector. Our team of Life Sciences lawyers can provide corporate and regulatory advice and can also support with appropriate advice on all areas of IP protection, in particular patent protection. This will ensure that our Life Science clients are in the best possible shape to face the challenges to their businesses.

The Moore Barlow team support to clients operating in this rapidly changing Life Sciences environment includes:

  • Corporate transactions (including joint ventures and fundraising)
  • Technology transfers, IP and product licensing and partnering deals
  • Research & Development collaborations
  • Patent and trade mark disputes and IP strategy
  • Clinical trial agreements
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Regulatory advice
  • Marketing arrangements and advertising
  • Product liability
  • Employment

With offices in LondonRichmondSouthamptonGuildfordLymington and Woking, we’re ideally placed to offer specialist support on a local, national and international level.

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