Welcome to the Goodwin’s Life Sciences Perspectives Blog, a resource specifically aimed at addressing your most frequent and pressing issues and providing insights on current developments.

The challenges across the life sciences industry are as abundant as the opportunities. From tightening federal regulations and market forces to revolutionary innovations, the headwinds are stiff and shifting but they are navigable. We will be tracking emerging issues and developments on private and public company matters, licensing deals and collaborations, patent and IP matters, FDA and healthcare regulatory compliance, and European and Asian developments for life sciences companies. Sign up to receive postings from Goodwin’s Life Sciences Perspectives blog by clicking here.

 

Are Pre-Approval and Pre-Licensure Inspections Limiting Approvals During COVID-19?

In this post, we discuss FDA’s conduct of inspections of manufacturing facilities for new drugs and biologics during the COVID-19 pandemic. These inspections, known as pre-approval and pre-licensure inspections (PAIs/PLIs, respectively), are performed to give FDA assurance that a manufacturing site named in a new drug or biologics license application…

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Underwriting Life Sciences Companies: What Owners and Developers of Real Estate Should Think About When Entering the Life Sciences Market

The process of underwriting tenants can be complex at the best of times, even more so when you add the particular requirements of early stage and/or fast growing life sciences companies and a global pandemic into the equation. With that in mind, we have summarized a few of the key…

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The Continuing Saga of Lab Developed Tests, Including for COVID-19 Testing

In August, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced that the FDA will not require premarket review of laboratory developed tests (LDTs), whether COVID-19 related or not, absent notice-and-comment rulemaking.  Labs may voluntarily seek a premarket approval, 510(k) clearance, or an emergency use authorization (EUA) for their…

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Life Sciences Crowdfunding Considerations

In recent years, equity (or investment-based) crowdfunding has been growing as an alternative source of funding for early stage biotech companies. This is due to the increasing availability of capital and willingness of the general public to invest in innovative companies, the potential speed and efficiency gains for companies compared…

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