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Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals

Technological innovation in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sector plays a crucial role in the advancement of so many aspects of our daily lives. While human health and wellbeing immediately come to mind, ongoing technological innovation in the fields of agriculture (including animal husbandry and cropping) and food production is critical in meeting the food demands of the planet’s growing population and the challenge of changing environmental conditions. Less obvious applications of the life sciences in mining (e.g. mineral recovery and bioremediation), energy (e.g. biofuels) and space also have a significant role to play in how we live, including improving efficiencies and reducing the environmental impacts of these vital industries.

The attorneys in our Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical practice group have the technical expertise and experience to match the needs of clients spanning the wide range of different areas encompassed by the life sciences and pharmaceutical sector.

The Madderns Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals practice group holds technical expertise and experience in the antimicrobials (including bacteriophage technologies), assisted reproductive technologies (ART), novel food and beverages, gene editing (including CRISPR), human and veterinary diagnostics, immunology, molecular biology, oncology, pharmaceuticals and formulation science, plant science, stem cell technologies and vaccine fields. With a client base including businesses both big and small, with interests in Australia, New Zealand and around the globe, the group is also very adept at meeting the many varied needs of clients and providing their assistance at a local level or over distance as required.

With our extensive experience and technical expertise, the Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical practice group is well placed to provide technically and commercially astute assistance across the IP life cycle including designing and advising on appropriate searches, creating and enforcing patent, design and plant variety rights, and providing strategies and advice concerning third party IP rights.

Expertise covers the following areas:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Molecular Biology
  • Immunology
  • Vaccines
  • Plant Science
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Food and Beverages
  • Molecular Cloning
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • qPCR
  • Tissue Culture
  • Plant Growth Assays
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Antimicrobial agents
  • Bacteriophage Technologies
  • Oncology
  • Stem Cell Technologies
  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)
  • Medicinal Chemistry