Tailored solutions to healthtech challenges
Implementing healthcare technologies requires bold thinking and solutions. We understand the healthtech environment, its nuances and its complexities. And we have in-depth knowledge of how healthcare regulation impacts tech-enabled products and services. We bring life sciences and technology lawyers together into one HealthTech practice to give you sound, integrated advice.
Healthcare technologies have emerged as powerful tools in patient diagnosis and treatment, particularly since the seismic shifts in the industry triggered by COVID-19.
We have broad experience of helping businesses with all aspects of healthtech, including digital health, AI, telehealth and telemedicine, digital therapeutics, apps and wearable technology, big data, cybersecurity and privacy.
We’ve helped create regional, national and global telehealth networks. And we’ve assisted many clients with the integration of AI and machine learning software with medical devices and pharmaceutical products.
“Our lawyers are thought leaders in healthtech laws and compliance risks and routinely partner with industry associations to advise on policies.”
Whether you’re a startup positioning your business for funding, looking to structure partnerships in digital health, such as data commercialisation, or you need guidance on IPO or M&A exit strategies, we’ll help you solve issues and seize opportunities.
Our HealthTech practice brings together lawyers from our leading life sciences and technology practices. Close collaboration across our global multidisciplinary teams means you’ll get integrated, seamless advice that covers healthcare and life sciences regulation, cybersecurity, privacy, litigation, corporate matters and IP.
Our lawyers are thought leaders in healthtech laws and compliance risks and routinely partner with industry associations to advise on policies. We’ve advised the UK Government on its plans for the regulation of AI in the UK. And together with Duke Health, Mayo Clinic, UC Berkeley, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, we set up the Health AI Partnership to standardise industry best practices on using AI software.
We’ll work closely with you to understand your challenges and objectives and use our deep industry knowledge to ensure your business maximises the benefits of health technologies.
Awards and recognition
- We established the Health AI Partnership, together with Duke Health, Mayo Clinic, UC Berkeley, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, to standardise industry best practices on leveraging AI software (“medical AI”) and distribute key insights and guidance in the form of an open-source curriculum. The Health AI Partnership plans to engage various delivery systems and stakeholders to collect and synthesise the industry’s use of medical AI during a 12-month project. The group will build upon capabilities that currently exist across delivery systems to procure and manage therapeutics, laboratory diagnostics, and other medical devices.
We have advised:
- A global pharmaceutical company on its “digital garage” programme for identifying and investing in early-stage AI projects and tech-driven programmes
- A major digital health consultancy on designing technical specifications, liability and risk mitigations, product and user guides, and other materials for medical AI application
- Several pharmaceutical manufacturers on facilitating telemedicine encounters with an independent telemedicine service with respect to specific disease states
- A major pharmaceutical company regarding the potential acquisition of a digital health company offering a Bluetooth-enabled sensor device that monitors inhaler usage and a related patient-facing mobile application
- A global medical device manufacturer on its acquisition of a digital health company focused on respiratory care and management using a connected health platform offering sensor trackers, patient-facing application, and a provider portal
- A major pharmaceutical company on the negotiation of a SaaS Agreement relating to a supply chain intelligence platform (warehouse management, supply chain track and trace, tracking of products from creation/origin to delivery at destination) and a contract relating to its installation and configuration
- One of the world’s largest electronic companies on IP, regulatory and privacy matters related to medical devices that transfer health data from patient to physician
- A global medical device manufacturer on its partnership with a digital health company offering a sleep training platform
- A startup health technology company offering a wearable heart arrythmia detection and recording patch on its services arrangement with a telecardiology company to perform remote ECG interpretations
Understanding AI and its use in drug discovery