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EU Court of Justice Advocate General issues ruling on Stem Cell patentability

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • August 7 2014

In a non-binding ruling, Advocate General Cruz Villalón of the EU Court of Justice has determined that unfertilized human ova whose division

Researchers protest ECJ advocate general’s position on patenting stem cell technologies

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • European Union
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  • May 5 2011

Viewing the issue as a matter of morality, the advocate general of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently delivered a non-binding ruling that would render unpatentable the cells removed from the human embryo at the blastocyst stage, because the removal involves the embryo's destruction

EU trade group issues voluntary code for disclosures by pharma companies

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • European Union
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  • July 11 2013

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) has issued a "Code on Disclosure of Transfers of Value from

Public-private EU partnership to fund stem cell banking and distribution

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • European Union
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  • February 13 2014

A consortium of public and private partners has reportedly formed to establish a European induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell bank with the goal of

Joint public meeting to focus on bridging nanotechnology research

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • European Union, USA
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  • February 24 2011

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office has announced that it will spearhead a public meeting to focus on "environmental health and safety questions for nanomaterials and nanotechnology-enabled products" and to "encourage joint US-EU programs of work that would leverage resources."

European nations sign MOU to manage life-science information

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • European Union
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  • September 22 2011

Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom have reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory to create an infrastructure that would both manage and safeguard life-science data generated by publicly funded research

EU Medicines Agency plans to appeal interim rulings on release of clinical trial data

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • European Union
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  • May 16 2013

According to a news source, European Medicines Agency (EMA) Director Guido Rasi intends to appeal interim rulings recently issued by the European

EU medical device manufacturers address plan to change regulatory directives

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • European Union
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  • February 8 2013

Eucomed, an organization that represents the interests of the European medical device industry, has issued a position paper that assesses a number of

Wellcome Trust creates £200-million fund for UK, EU biotech startups

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 29 2012

The U.K.-based Wellcome Trust has announced the creation of a £200-million fund to make long-term investments in British and European biotechnology startups

EU Court of Justice interprets law extending patent protection for medicinal products

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • European Union
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  • December 15 2011

The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has issued two rulings interpreting EU law at the request of British courts addressing whether drug makers can obtain a supplementary protection certificate (SPC), which extends patent protection, for products with active ingredients additional to those specified in the original patent