Scotland’s life sciences sector is one of the largest in Europe and has been identified as a priority sector of economic significance.
In addition to providing economic benefits, the sector substantially contributes to improving and advancing the health and medical care of people and animals worldwide.
We advise a range of clients operating in this sector, and we understand the intricacies of operating in a complex, competitive and highly regulated environment. We are active members of the BioDundee steering group, which promotes and supports the development of the sector in Dundee (home to one of the most exciting life sciences clusters in the UK).
Our experienced team advises various clients, from innovative start-ups and spin-outs to well-established pharmaceutical and medical device companies. We appreciate the difficulties of scaling a business in this sector and consistently seek to provide pragmatic advice to support our clients’ growth.
We have longstanding relationships in the sector, in some cases advising clients on every stage of their journey, from spin-out through to subsequent investments, development and sale (such as acting in the sale of Cypex Ltd, whom we began acting for as a university spin-out 23 years before its sale to New York-based BioIVT). In addition to transactional work, we regularly advise clients on contractual and regulatory aspects and intellectual property matters. This allows us to develop a deeper understanding of our clients’ specific businesses and the broader sector in which they operate.
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