Life Sciences Update - April 2017

Life Sciences Update - April 2017

Welcome to our Life Science Issue, a monthly update from the Life Sciences team at S&B, containing news about recent and topical developments.

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  1. Spotlight on pharmaceutical pricing regulation

    At a time of extreme financial pressure on the health service, the tension between providing medicines at an affordable cost and the need to fund the development of innovative and increasingly sophisticated medicines is particularly acute. In a series of notes we look at the current state of pharmaceutical pricing regulation in the UK and consider changes on the horizon. Read more


  2. The European Parliament adopts new rules on medical devices

    The new EU Medical Device Regulation and the EU In vitro Diagnostics Regulation were adopted by the European Parliament on 6 April and are set to be published in the Official Journal in May. We provide a brief update on the main changes.  

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  3. Securing creations of the mind: intellectual property security in finance transactions and the new Unified Patent Court

    Filing for patents is often a key ingredient in securing the finance to develop and test new drug candidates. Charlotte Tillett (Partner and Head of our Life Sciences group) and Andrew Dodds (Senior Banking and Finance Associate) consider the implications of the Unified Patent Court for finance transactions.

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  4. Upcoming Events

    EU Pharmaceutical Law Forum, 16-18 May - Members of our Life Sciences team will be attending the EU Pharmaceutical Law Forum in Brussels as one of the conference sponsors.

    INTA, 20-24 May - Members of our Life Sciences team will be attending INTA in Barcelona.

    We look forward to catching up with many of you at these events. Please get in touch if you would like to arrange a meeting.


    For further information about our Life Sciences practice, please contact Charlotte Tillett, Head of Life Sciences at Stevens & Bolton LLP, on 01483 406956 or email

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