Inside Life Sciences

Inside Life Sciences

Issue 8
4762Editor's Note

Editor's Note

This edition picks out some notable developments in the constant battle relating to innovator drugs and generics/biosimilars.

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7344Blockchain – the future for Life Sciences?

Blockchain – the future for Life Sciences?

The hype surrounding blockchain technology shows no sign of slowing down. While much of the attention has considered its impact on the financial sector, there are many other sectors where its use is being explored. One area is healthcare.

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7346CMA continues its focus on the pharma sector

CMA continues its focus on the pharma sector

The Competition and Markets Authority has continued its vigorous inquiry into the pharmaceutical sector in Q2, issuing two statement of objections ("SO"), and publically identifying the sector as a continuing "priority".

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7348Patents Court rejects claim for Arrow Declaration

Patents Court rejects claim for Arrow Declaration

Recent years have seen the Courts considering whether to grant Arrow declarations to deal with particular instances of uncertainty caused by patentee prosecution strategies.

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7238SPC waiver in operation from 1 July 2019

SPC waiver in operation from 1 July 2019

Generic and biosimilars manufacturers will soon find it easier and quicker to launch their products following publication of an EU Regulation which provides an exception to infringement of a supplementary protection certificate (SPC), known as the 'SPC waiver'.

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7219Patents Court rejects interim injunction in medical devices case

Patents Court rejects interim injunction in medical devices case

The Patents Court has rejected an application for an interim injunction in a medical devices case (Abbott v Edwards).

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