10th Annual Life Sciences IBA Conference
Our managing partner, Ioanna Michalopoulou co-moderated the Roundtable Discussion on 𝐇𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 – 𝐁𝐢𝐠𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐔𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐚, regarding the European Health Data Space and the challenges it poses, amongst other critical issues pertaining to the use of data in life sciences, at the 10th Annual International Bar Association Life Sciences Conference, that took place on May 30th in Madrid, Spain. She was joined by esteemed colleagues Beatriz Cocina from Uría Menéndez and Lincoln Tsang from Ropes
Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court
By Evangelia Manika, Associate LLB. MSc. The Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) represent the most fundamental change in EU patent law over the last 50 years and came into force on 1 June 2023. From then on, the new unitary patent system will allow applicants to follow not only a single approach
More and more industries are doing research to develop drugs in space.  Is there a legal framework for developing drugs in space?  Is there a regulatory framework? How safe is patent in space, registered on Earth? https://www.amna.gr/macedonia/article/799841/Oloena-perissoteres-biomichanies-kanoun-ereuna-gia-anaptuxi-farmakon-sto-Diastima-Tis-prolabainei-omos-i-nomothesia
Student Conference on "Bioethics and Medical Law"
Our Managing Partner Ioanna Michalopoulou, and Associate Dimitrios Aineias Spiliotis, presented a thought-provoking intervention in the Student Conference on “Bioethics and Medical Law” organised by The European Law Students’ Association Komotini (ELSA). They addressed the topic of AI’s role in health, emphasizing its potential benefits in enhancing diagnostics, treatment, and overall patient care. They also delved into the
Med-Tech scale up Journey

Med-Tech scale up Journey

We are honored to have participated in the Med-Tech scale up Journey event organized by the Greek Embassy in London and the London Institute for Healthcare Engineering, discussing with select medtech companies and senior public and private industry leaders. The discussions led to positive and forward-looking insights, noting that ‘Greece can be a test –
Women in Oncology—W4O

Women in Oncology – W4O

7-9 March 2024 W4O Hellas marked their 10th anniversary, signifying their dedication to cancer prevention and ensuring equal availability of advanced resources, after successfully carrying out a decade of significant projects in the field of oncology. The 9th Pan-Hellenic Forum centered on examining the gender-based dynamics of cancer, aiding women professionals in the field of
AI and Health Apps

AI and Health Apps

Evangelia Manika, Associate LL.B. MSc. Nowadays, AI is increasingly being used in healthcare around the world as it can improve a range of medical issues such as prevention, more accurate diagnosis, treatment methods, disease prediction and spread, and generally lead to better outcomes for patients. In this context, healthcare application developers are using AI to

Hot Topics in Life Sciences Law

Tune into an insightful short video with Ioanna Michalopoulou and Flavio Monfrini, discussing the impending changes in product liability rules across Europe, and discover how they will impact businesses, consumers, and the legal landscape.

 This interview is part of the innovative ‘𝑯𝒐𝒕 𝑻𝒐𝒑𝒊𝒄𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝑳𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝑺𝒄𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒔 𝑳𝒂𝒘’ series developed by the Alliance of European Life
By Giorgos Skampoulos LL.M, Associate The mechanism for the control of unusually low tenders, as provided for in Articles 69 of Directive 2014/24/EU and Articles 88-89 of Law No. 4412/2016, is of fundamental importance for the protection of the public interest, as it assists the contracting authority in identifying bogus tenders submitted by economic operators
Artificial Intelligence Act – one step closer to the final agreement
By Evangelia Manika, Associate, LLB, MSc. On 8 December 2023 Parliament and Council negotiators reached a provisional agreement on the key terms and provisions of the AI Act, the world’s first horizontal legislation on artificial intelligence. The main objective of the AI Act is to ensure that only AI systems that are both safe and
17-18 January 2024 As speakers at the Annual Forum 2024, held on January 17 and 18, 2024, by the smartHEALTH European Digital Innovation Hub at the “Dimokritos” University of Technology, we discussed the rapid technological advancements impacting the health sector. The event featured prominent researchers, experts, and managers who are leading innovative projects in major
New Standards of Health Services and Products in the Digital Age
4 December 2023 We were pleased to participate as trainers in the pre-conference tutorial “New Standards of Health Services and Products in the Digital Age,”  which took place on December 4, 2023. The pre-conference curriculum was specifically aimed at health unit managers, health unit IT executives, the academic community, patient associations, IT market managers, pharmaceutical market