Life Sciences

Our Life Sciences Team has extensive experience on the issues faced by the different sectors of the life sciences, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries.  We combine our scientific knowledge with legal expertise to understand the needs of clients in this challenging area and provide commercially focused advice and assistance.  
We can help you protect your intellectual property and take action in respect on the intellectual property of your competitors.  We have extensive experience in patent drafting, conducting patent prosecution (in the UK, Europe and worldwide), obtaining SPCs (for pharmaceutical or plant protection products subject to regulatory marketing approval), conducting oppositions before EPO, providing freedom to operate opinions and clearance searches, and conducting due diligence work.
We act for a range of clients including pharma and biotech multinationals; specialist biotech, pharma, and clinical research companies; medical device manufacturers; universities in the UK and abroad.
Our attorneys have in depth technical understanding of biochemistry, molecular biology and biological sciences, pharmaceuticals, and medical treatments, many at post graduate level.
In the biotech fields, we have wide experience in a variety technical areas such as, but not limited to, monoclonal antibodies, synthetic peptides and peptide mimetics, protein purification techniques, disease specific biomarkers and biomarker assays, cell engineering, capture and purification of bacterial and viral nucleic acid, real time PCR, whole sample PCR, novel pesticides, genetic engineering of plants, and biofuel generation.
In the pharmaceutical field, our work includes pharmaceuticals and medical treatments, new pharmaceutical products and drug delivery formulations, medical and diagnostic devices and packaged gases.  We have particular interest in the areas of gastrointestinal drug delivery and glucose sensors.
The Life Sciences team includes:
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