New vaccines, neuromodulation devices and bioprinting technology— these medical innovations are a few of the results of life sciences research and innovation.
The life sciences industry is one of the fastest growing technology industries in Canada and British Columbia’s life sciences sector, including universities, research hospitals, scientists, public and private companies, and government, plays a significant part.
Farris has been involved since the beginning of the life sciences industry in British Columbia, skilfully guiding our clients through ground-breaking and often historic financing, commercialization and merger transactions.
Our life sciences team provide expert counsel in both corporate and commercial matters. including intellectual property. With many of our lawyers possessing science backgrounds, we can provide critical insight into issues such as strategic partnering, licensing and commercialization, research and development, regulatory matters, clinical trials, manufacturing and supply, and technology transfer.
We advise on larger corporate issues, advising our clients through all the stages of a company’s evolution. These include corporate finance strategies, securities issues such as public offerings and restructurings. Mergers and acquisitions are also part of the corporate landscape. We have represented clients on all sides of these transactions including those which cross international borders.