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News and analysis on legal and commercial issues in the life sciences.

Curated by our team of international life sciences experts, Synapse features the latest legal and regulatory developments you need to know about.


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Life sciences & healthcare

Orphan drug protection: clarification needed

25 October 2021
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by Paul England, DPhil

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Life sciences & healthcare

UK medicines – Is the Northern Ireland Protocol now unsustainable?

14 October 2021
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by Paul England, DPhil

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Patents & innovation

Taylor Wessing spearheads launch of new Trans-Pacific intellectual property guide

30 September 2021

by multiple authors

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Patents & innovation

The UK and the Trans-Pacific Partnership – Could patent conflicts ruin the deal?

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31 August 2021
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by Paul England, DPhil

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Data protection & cyber

Data transfers in the life sciences sector – the evolving landscape

12 August 2021
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by Mary Rendle

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Patents & innovation

The EU torpedoes itself in cross-border patent disputes

6 May 2021
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by Paul England, DPhil

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Life sciences & healthcare

Paul England and Simon Cohen launch new life sciences IP guide

23 March 2021

by Paul England, DPhil and Simon Cohen

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Digital health

mHealth apps – top tips for GDPR compliance

26 January 2021
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by Debbie Heywood

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Life sciences & healthcare

One Nucleus Genesis Digital 2020 – Key takeaways from our cell and gene therapy panel session

6 January 2021
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by Adrian Toutoungi

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Life sciences & healthcare

8+2+1 plus what? How UK data and market exclusivity rights will be affected from 1 January 2021

3 December 2020
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by Alison Dennis and Paul England, DPhil

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Life sciences & healthcare

Biologics and biosimilars litigation update

25 November 2020
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by multiple authors

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Patents & innovation

Why developments in global trade will highlight patent enforcement in the UK and Trans-Pacific countries

16 November 2020
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by multiple authors

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Life sciences & healthcare

Placing medical devices on the UK market after the end of Brexit transition

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Life sciences & healthcare

One Nucleus Genesis Digital 2020 – Key takeaways from our cell and gene therapy panel session

6 January 2021
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by Adrian Toutoungi

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Life sciences & healthcare

Biologics and biosimilars litigation update

25 November 2020
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by multiple authors

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Life sciences & healthcare

Biologics and biosimilars litigation update

7 August 2020
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by Matthew Royle, Ph.D.

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Life sciences & healthcare

Return to work: key issues for life sciences

4 August 2020
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by Helen Farr and Adrian Toutoungi

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Life sciences & healthcare

Dissecting the Regeneron v Kymab mouse case – what it says and its impact on patents

27 July 2020
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by multiple authors

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Life sciences & healthcare

Termination, force majeure and frustration – international perspectives on the life sciences sector

17 April 2020
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by multiple authors

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Competition law issues shaping the pharmaceutical sector

9 April 2020
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by Paolo Palmigiano and Louisa Penny

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Life sciences & healthcare

GDPR and life sciences – part 2

2 April 2020
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by multiple authors

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Data protection & cyber

GDPR and private sector life sciences

20 February 2020

by multiple authors

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Life sciences & healthcare

Arbitration: considerations for life science companies

31 October 2019
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by multiple authors

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Life sciences & healthcare

Biosimilars – Clearing the way for launch

30 September 2019
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by multiple authors

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Life sciences & healthcare

Managing cybersecurity risk: a life sciences perspective

1 July 2019
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by Vinod Bange and Jessie Prynne

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