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09th July 2021

NICE guidance recommends Plus Sutures use in NHS surgeries

Ethicon, part of Johnson & Johnson, has announced that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued new medical technologies guidance (MTG59) recommending the use of Plus Sutures in surgeries within the NHS. The guidance acknowledged that Plus Sutures should be adopted “as part of a bundle of care for preventing surgical site…

30th June 2021

Understanding intellectual property rights

Intellectual Property (IP) protection plays a crucial role in elevating the value of businesses. Here, Tod Davies, a solicitor at Capital Law, explores some of the ways you can best protect your IP. Protecting your business’ brand, designs, technology, or creative works is an imperative part of creating a resilient and competitive business.   IP protection helps to increase public…

16th June 2021

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): A look at the past, the present and the future

Already 5 years have passed since the vote of the European Parliament in April 2016. Yet, today many companies are still trying to understand how to best implement the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Here is the article summarizing the important events and overall global impact that took place over these past 3 years since…

15th June 2021

Five common IP pitfalls SMEs make

For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), intellectual property can seem like a daunting subject that is expensive and complicated to tackle. Here, Kellsey Logue, a solicitor at Capital Law, explains the common pitfalls business owners make and how to avoid them. Intellectual property is valuable to businesses both big and small but, for many SMEs,…

28th May 2021

The NICE strategy 2021 to 2026

Dynamic, Collaborative, Excellent The strategy sets out an ambitious vision for our future, building on the solid foundations of the last 22 years.   Why now? The world around us has changed and is evolving rapidly. If we’re to stay relevant and remain an international leader in our field, we need a strategy that anticipates,…

19th January 2021

Greaves Brewster LLP launch virtual IP clinic platform

Greaves Brewster LLP launch virtual IP clinic platform
15th December 2020

Quay Expands in US with Greater Boston Facility

Following the opening of its office in Boston earlier this year, UK based CDMO Quay Pharma has significantly extended its presence in the United States with the securing of a 55,000 sq ft facility for pharmaceutical development and clinical manufacturing. The premises, in the Greater Boston area, will enable Quay to support the scaling up…

04th November 2020

New National Covid Measures for Wales

People and not rules are at the heart of Wales’ response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said as he sets out the new post-firebreak measures in Wales. A new and simpler set of national rules will apply once the Wales-wide firebreak lockdown comes to an end at 00:01 on Monday…

22nd September 2020

Safety-critical alerts are changing at the MHRA

The MHRA will now issue all safety-critical alerts for medicines and medical devices that require action as National Patient Safety Alerts The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is changing the way it issues safety-critical alerts to healthcare providers. From now on, all safety-critical alerts for medicines and medical devices that require action to…

18th August 2020

Centre expert advises on US public health emergency preparedness and response

Professor Jane Noyes, from the National Centre for Population Health & Wellbeing Research, was asked to join a US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine review of the current state of the evidence for public health emergency preparedness and response (PHEPR) in the United States. The lessons learned from responding to public health emergencies…