Sidley’s Chad Ehrenkranz and UK-based U.S. investor Chris Yoshida consider which AI-based healthcare applications are of most interest to private equity investors, and the way in which healthcare AI lies in a desirable spot between startups and government uses of AI.
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Brexit brought new challenges to the pharmaceutical industry, one of them being the special situation of Northern Ireland (NI), which, although part of the UK, remained subject to EU law under the NI Protocol. Pharmaceutical products placed on the NI market had to comply with EU law. For import purposes this created de facto an

On March 19, 2024, a set of 100 “Compromise Amendments” to the European Commission’s far-reaching overhaul of the EU’s rules for medicines, the Pharmaceutical Review, was adopted by the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee. Maarten Meulenbelt, Chris Boyle and Zina Chatzidimitriadou explain the main changes, associated risks, and next steps.
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Major U.S. companies are expanding their vitamins, minerals, and botanicals businesses into Europe. Diane McEnroe, Anna-Shari Melin, and Nadja Schwarz explain what to consider in relation to formulation, labelling, and marketing language when targeting this market.
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Our lawyers share the top investment and regulatory trends from last month’s agenda-setting JP Morgan Health Care Conference. We expect an abundance of novel financing structures, investment focus on new disease states, and important new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance.
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EU member states are beginning to implement EU environmental, social, and governance (ESG) legislation into national law, meaning life sciences companies will need to look at its impact on their global supply chains, including for APIs. Michele Tagliaferri, Anna-Shari Melin, and Nadja Schwarz explain.
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FDA has published new draft guidance on the safe manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for animal drugs. Following a consultation period, it is also expected to be implemented in Japan, the EU, and the UK. Chris Fanelli, Dr. Chris Boyle, and Dan Roberts discuss what the new guidance means for animal drug manufacturers.
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Blockchain is not only the preserve of the fintech industry, but may have multiple uses for life sciences companies, including providing a consent structure for clinical trials to give enhanced patients more control over their own data. Sidley’s Eva von Mühlenen and Daniel Fritz, executive director of the PharmaLedger Association, explain.
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Pharmaceutical manufacturers need to note some key forthcoming regulatory actions and opportunities which the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has recently published. Meena Datta and Catherine Starks give a bird’s eye view of the key points, the key dates and the stage which each new rule has reached.
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