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.

 

EDPB Clarifies Scientific Research GDPR Compliance; Key Questions for US Sponsors Remain

Last month, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) issued additional guidance on the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in the area of scientific health research. You can read our summary of the key takeaways here. While the EDPB’s responses offer some clarifications, many obstacles and complications remain…

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Five Tips for Life Sciences Companies to Protect Their AI Technologies

Given that artificial intelligence (AI) – historically the domain of software companies – is a new frontier for many life sciences companies, we have assembled five helpful tips to consider for protecting AI technologies: Tip 1:  Make sure you have permission to use the data Familiarize yourself with the data…

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2020 Year in Review: Securities Litigation Against Life Sciences and Healthcare Companies

Despite the turmoil and disruption of 2020, plaintiffs’ lawyers and courts appear to have adapted readily to our “new normal.” Although at lower rates than previous years, plaintiffs’ firms continued to file securities class actions against publicly traded pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and healthcare product and services companies in 2020,…

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Goodwin's Clinical Trials Service Offering

    Given the breadth of clinical-stage companies that the Goodwin FDA and Healthcare teams advise, our regulatory attorneys together with our commercial contracting, products liability and insurance attorneys play an integral role in counseling clinical-stage companies on matters related to the conduct of clinical trials. Learn more about our…

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Moving from the Informed Consent to Approved Labeling: Preparing for Risks in Product Marketing & Use Webinar Recording

On February 3, 2021 Goodwin FDA Regulatory partner, Julie Tibbets, Products Litigation + Counseling partner, Nilda Isidro, and Risk Management & Insurance counsel Brian Mukherjee discussed what drug and biologic companies with late-stage product candidates can do to best position their products to mitigate the risks that come with transitioning from clinical trials to…

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