Life Sciences Update - January 2018

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Charlotte Tillett, Gustaf Duhs
  1. Turn and face the strange ch-ch-changes

    The new EU Medical Device Regulation and the EU In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation fundamentally change the way medical devices will be regulated.  Gustaf Duhs sets out why and how the regulations are changing and what businesses need to consider. READ MORE (PDF)

  2. A Pharma company's cry: "NICE has got it wrong! What can I do?"

    Background to NICE and its role The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (or NICE) was set up in 1999 to reduce the variation in the availability and quality of NHS treatments and care. In 2005 it merged with the Health Development Agency... Read more
  3. MHRA updates pharmaceutical companies on preparations for exiting the EU

    On 8 December 2017 the UK Government and the EU negotiators published a Joint Report on the progress made during the first phase of Brexit negotiations. A week later, on 15 December 2017, the European Council formally agreed that enough progress had been... Read more
  4. Upcoming Events

    Mock Employment Tribunal
    21 February 2018
    If you are in the UK, we are holding a mock tribunal at G:Live, Guildford. It will be based on a typical unfair dismissal claim with an element of discrimination. This provides you with a great opportunity to see how a tribunal hearing works in practice. LEARN MORE

    Construction Case Law Update
    6 March 2018
    Again, if you are in the UK, we will be hosting a construction case law update at One Great George Street, London SW1, where we’ll be identifying the latest legal developments in this fast moving area of law.  LEARN MORE

  5. BIA Gala Dinner 25 January 2018

    Charlotte Tillett and Gustaf Duhs were delighted to catch up with colleagues and make new connections at the BIA Gala dinner in London last week.

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