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MassBio General Counsel Executive Group Roundtable: Navigating Innovation Partnerships in an Evolving Life Sciences Market

28 Sep 2021 04:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m.


The convergence of life sciences and technology has created tremendous opportunities to accelerate innovation in the industry. This acceleration was further fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, where the race to develop new therapies and vaccines to treat COVID-19 resulted in an unprecedented number of transactions between and among companies of all shapes and sizes, including competitors. 

This roundtable discussion, led by Matt Karlyn and Mai Zymaris of Morrison & Foerster’s Boston Life Sciences Group, will focus on best practices and considerations for any company entering into a collaboration or licensing deal. Topics include:

  • Best practices and pitfalls of negotiating term sheets, including level of detail, exclusivity, binding provisions
  • Deal structures, including cost-sharing, co-promotion, options, territory deals, pricing structures, exclusivity, termination provisions/fees, and equity investments
  • Additional complexities for new modalities such as ADCs, bi-specifics, and combination therapies
  • Increased antitrust scrutiny and considerations for drafting
  • Case studies in collaboration, covering lessons learned, and what general counsel need to know in today’s market

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