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Medical Devices & Technologies

Examples of matters on which we have acted include, advising:

  • Boston Scientific in defending Commercial Court patent infringement proceedings relating to coronary stents issued by OrbusNeich and in a counterclaim for invalidity of the relevant patents.
  • Edwards Lifesciences on corporate, tax structuring, construction, planning, employment and regulatory issues in relation to the establishment of new facilities in Ireland.
  • Medical Protection Society, the world’s largest medical defence indemnifier, on a wide variety of cases, including dePuy hip device product liability claims and claims arising from the implantation of TransVaginal Tension Free Tape (TVT) and Transobturator Tape (TOT) devices.   
  • Life Sciences Partners, the leading European life-sciences venture investor, on a series of equity investments in several promising Irish MedTech companies, including Atlantic Therapeutics (focused on the development of products for pelvic floor strengthening and nerve stimulation), Vivasure Medical (specialising in arterial and venous closure devices) and OneProjects Design Innovation (developing a connected platform technology to revolutionise the treatment of atrial fibrillation and cardiac arrhythmias).
  • ResMed relating to its range of cloud-connectable medical devices for the treatment of sleep apnoea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and other respiratory conditions.
  • Silvercloud Health, the developer of a digital mental health and behaviour platform, on the contractual and data protection aspects of its relationship with a global pharmaceutical company.
  • Diaceutics, a leading diagnostic data analytics and implementation service provider in diagnostic commercialisation, on a comprehensive GDPR compliance programme and other data protection matters.
  • Point of Care, a health services division within the Uniphar Group, on IP and liability issues relating to its innovative “HealthPoint” e-health platform.

Our MedTech team prides itself on working with:

  • start-ups;
  • the world’s leading MedTech companies such as Edwards Lifesciences, Life Sciences Partners and ResMed;
  • finance providers / venture capital investors; and
  • academic institutions.