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Medical Devices and Technologies

Our global medical devices and technologies group acts for companies and institutions across the sector and provides advice to ensure that clients are well placed to manage the challenges they face to capitalise on opportunities

Our global medical devices and technologies group acts for companies and institutions across the sector and provides advice to ensure that clients are well placed to manage the challenges they face to capitalise on opportunities.

Our team spans disciplines including intellectual property (contentious and non-contentious), regulatory, product liability, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions (including licensing and collaborations), and capital markets and finance matters.

Our international network ensures that we have a ready resource of expertise in a wide range of jurisdictions and that we are well positioned to advise on cross-border work. Our lawyers have been advising clients in the sector for many years and have developed a deep understanding of the issues affecting the industry. This ensures that we add value to any matter and there is no learning curve.

For example, our team has been closely following the current proposed changes to the European medical devices regulatory framework. We have also been tracking and advising our clients on regulatory issues in the context of emerging technologies such as device/drug combinations, medical apps and other “connected health” initiatives. In these areas we use our broad and interdisciplinary experience to help our clients navigate what may often be rapidly evolving or uncertain regulatory pathways and manage the risks of new product development.

Our clients in the medical devices sector include Biomet, Samsung, GE Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, Fresenius, Covidien, St Jude Medical and Novartis.

News and insights

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Publications: 14 March 2022

Podcast: Strategies when litigating divisional patents

Why are divisional patent applications important to consider when litigating a parent patent?

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Blog Post: 04 November 2021

European Commission unveils surprise amendment to In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation

The European Commission has responded to pressure from the medical devices industry and has proposed an amendment to the In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation (“IVDR”, Regulation 2017/746) to introduce…

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Blog Post: 20 October 2021

'Borderline' medical devices

The MHRA has recently released guidance to assist with the process of identifying whether a product is a ‘general medical device’ within Part II of the UK Medical Device Regulations 2002 (UK MDR…

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Blog Post: 30 September 2021

Updated UK Laws on medical devices and clinical trials to diverge from EU regulatory framework

We have just witnessed the first moves by the United Kingdom government to diverge from the harmonised laws regulating medicines and medical devices that the UK inherited on leaving the European Union…

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Our Life Sciences and Healthcare sector focus 2022

Our global Life Sciences and Healthcare sector comprises a multi-disciplinary team. We act for companies and their investors across the industry, including in the pharmaceuticals, biotech, animal health, consumer health, med tech, and diagnostics sectors.