The following Life Sciences practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
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Judgments—Supplementary protection certificates
Judgments—Medical devices and medicinal products
Judgments—Access to documents
For current items on life sciences, see Practice Notes: Life sciences tracker—UK and Life sciences tracker—EU.
For key developments and guidance related to Brexit in the life sciences sector, including the timeline of the relocation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), see Practice Note: Life sciences—Brexit tracker.
For current legislation, see Practice Notes: Life sciences tracker—UK—Legislation and Life sciences tracker—EU—Legislation.
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