In our new 10 part blog series on clinical trials, Sharmela Thevarajaha, Associate, Intellectual Property and Life Sciences, brings her wealth of private practice and in-house experience with clients such as Sanofi and Takeda, to take a look at some key clauses within a sponsor-initiated clinical trial agreement. In the series she highlights the crucial legal, ethical and business issues to consider when negotiating these key provisions including payments, intellectual property, insurance and publication rights. ______ Clinical research collaboration plays a significant role in developing medicines, advancing medical knowledge and enhancing patient care. Without clinical trials, pharmaceutical companies (the…
In spin out news, we advised Elasmogen on a variety of corporate and commercial matters in connection with its spin out from the University of Aberdeen. Elasmogen is a biologics drug discovery company that specialises in antibody-like proteins called soloMER. Our legal team advised and negotiated on a variety of corporate, commercial and IP agreements, including, a subscription and shareholders’ agreement, patent licence agreements, material transfer, facilities and management and secondment agreements.
On Tuesday, 2 February, 2016, our co-founder James Shaw spoke at the Biotech & Money conference here in London. The panel, Crossing the Valley of Death: Funding, Financing and Strategy, addressed investment strategy for life sciences companies and looked at the current state of the market for early stage funding, how to bridge funding gaps and how to position the company to raise capital as well as how to approach vesting criteria. The panel included Sue Staunton, Partner, James Cowper Kreston; Richard Seabrook, Head of Business Development, Innovations, Wellcome Trust; Francois Martelet, CEO, NetScientific; Ayal Ronen, Vice President, FreeMind; and Goncalo de Vasconcelos, CEO, SyndicateRoom.
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