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23 Sep
Sprint Startup
🚀 Applications are open for "Sprint Startup": the growth path for startups in the agri food tech and life sciences sectors, organised by Accuracy, Portolano Cavallo and Wave srl in collaboration with Assolombarda.
15 Sep
4. European Court of Justice focuses on the requirements for the cross-border online sale of non-prescription medicines
On July 8, 2021, the European Court of Justice ruled on the interpretation of Directive 2001/83/EC in case C-178/20.
Portolano Cavallo announces the appointment of Elisa Stefanini as partner
15 Sep
Compulsory licenses: Italy takes a step forward with the new article 70-bis of the industrial property code
Law Decree No. 77 of 31 May 2021 introduced into the Italian Industrial Property Code Article 70-bis on compulsory licenses for medicinal products and medical devices in case of declaration of a state of emergency
14 Sep
Pharmaceutical company liability in clinical trials: The italian supreme court’s latest decision
On April 20, 2021, the Italian Supreme Court dealt with a complex and much debated matter: pharmaceutical company liability for damages to a participant in a sponsored clinical trial.
Welcome to the Portolano Cavallo Life Sciences blog focusing on legal development and key legal issues affecting the life sciences and healthcare industry.
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Our highly-ranked team of professionals will provide news, insights and multidisciplinary commentary on the hottest and most recent regulatory, transactional and contentious aspects of the pharmaceutical, bio-tech, med-tech, food supplement and healthcare world with an eye on its digital transformation and technological developments.

This blog will be a place for focusing on digital health, telemedicine and artificial intelligence, as well as more traditional topics: from the protection of intellectual properties to performance of clinical trials, from the market access to advertising and competition issues, from internal and criminal investigations to M&A and venture capital transactions.

August 4, 2021
Clinical Trials Regulation: EMA and European Commission confirmed that the Clinical Trials Information System (CTIS) will go-live on January 31, 2022
June 25, 2021
Clinical trials: EMA launches public consultation on draft guideline for using computerized systems and electronic data
June 9, 2021
The Medical Device Coordination Group endorsed new FAQ on the European Medical Device Nomenclature (EMDN), that aims at supporting the functioning of the European database on medical devices...
May 25, 2021
The Italian Data Protection Authority published guidelines on the role of the Data Protection Officer in public entities: important news for hospitals and healthcare facilities
May 4, 2021
European Health Union: Commission publishes open public consultation on the European Health Data Space
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