Search Results: European Life Sciences

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Getting Over The Hurdle

Companies often use equity incentives to reward key members of their workforce and attract and retain the best talent. In the UK, companies have typically granted EMI options (a government‑backed, tax-advantageous share option) or unapproved options. However, where a company is unable to grant EMI options (for example, because the…

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Is Prescription Support Software Classified as a Regulated Medical Device in Europe?

…the essential criterion for being classified as a medical device is the software’s medical objective… Background Relying on an unregulated app or piece of standalone software to provide a diagnosis or recommend treatment could have potentially life-threatening consequences. In June 2020, the UK’s medical devices regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare…

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Territorial Licensing in Collaboration Agreements

Life sciences companies often turn to geographical licensing to realise the maximum value from their assets, and to ensure their products reach markets worldwide, particularly where they do not have a global footprint. In the context of a collaboration agreement, the owner of certain intellectual property rights may collaborate with…

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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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UK Government Announces 'Future Fund' Financing Package for Start-Up Technology and Life Sciences Companies

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The UK Government has announced a new fund that provides financing to UK start-ups and scale-ups in the form of a convertible loan which is invested directly by the Government. For further detail on the fund please see: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/future-fund. Read the Alert >>

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