Medical Devices

Our expertise is broad-based thanks to our varied technical backgrounds, and we have experience in a diverse range of medical technologies.

Our Medical Devices group comprises attorneys with a wide variety of expertise, including patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys and solicitors. We are able to draw on our varied technical backgrounds that encompass pharmaceuticals, chemical engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering, as well as computer systems, software and electronics. Some of us have previously worked in-house at Novartis and GSK.

The group’s expertise is broad-based, and we have experience in a diverse range of medical technologies from drug packaging, to medical imaging, auto injectors to laryngoscopes, cardiac valves, to diagnostic devices and implantable actuators. Our experience also extends to devices for monitoring animal health.

Some of the technologies we have recently advised on include:

  • Dry powder inhaler devices
  • Cardiac valve support structures
  • Balloon catheters
  • Single dose nasal spray devices
  • Intracavitary radiation applicators for brachytherapy
  • Cryocatheters for freezing human tissue
  • Implantable magnetically activated actuators

We have also advised on medical device due diligences and freedom to operate analyses and have worked with device developers, and component suppliers.

Our clients include:

  • Cipla
  • Hovione
  • Menicon
  • Bosch
  • Orbel

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