Home
Editors
About
Subscribe

Welcome to MoFo Life Sciences

MoFo Life Sciences shares timely legal and business insights and in-depth analyses on trends and the complex technologies at the heart of the global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics, medical devices, digital health, and AgTech fields.


Software as a Medical Device in Europe – New Regulatory Regime About to Enter into Force – (Part 1 of 6)

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly accelerated the adoption of digital health and virtual care in Europe, as well as globally. Fueled by technological advancement, including in the space of data analytics and AI, this trend is likely to continue. As with every health-related product or …›

January 27, 2021 - COVID-19, Employment

Podcast: COVID-19 Vaccines in the Workplace

In this fifth episode of our podcast series on COVID-19, Michael Ward, MoFo partner and global head of the firm’s Life Sciences Group and Patent Group, discusses with Janie Schulman, employment and labor partner in our Los Angeles office as well as co-chair of …›

Top 10 Considerations When Drafting and Negotiating SRAs, with U.S. and EU Perspectives

Sponsored Research Agreements (SRA) are used by companies to contract a research organization, such as a university, to conduct research and development activities in exchange for fees and the university’s rights to use the results for general research purposes. Care should be taken to …›

FDA’s Covid-19 Product Regulation Enforcement Roadmap

Navigating FDA’s regulatory enforcement strategies is paramount to successfully marketing health and medical products for COVID‑19—especially since the pandemic has dominated FDA’s enforcement activity this year. Understanding the patterns and principles behind FDA’s efforts can provide the insight product manufacturers need to avoid FDA …›

The European Commission’s New Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe

Nina Schäfer and Jin Ito contributed to this article. On November 25, 2020, the European Commission (the “Commission”) published its “Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe” which outlines the Commission’s multi-year vision for a more patient-centered pharmaceutical system. The strategy aims to achieve various goals through …›

December 14, 2020 - COVID-19, FDA, Pharma, United States

FDA Authorizes First COVID-19 Vaccine

Late last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. The vaccine is manufactured by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE. It consists of two doses taken three weeks apart, and …›

Navigating Transaction and Licensing Issues in a COVID-19 World and Raising Angel Investments

Session 2 of the GSAS Harvard Biotech Club and Morrison & Foerster course on Legal Topics for Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Start Ups was led by Transactions and Licensing partner Matt Karlyn and focused on how to navigate commercial life sciences transactions and licensing issues …›