Biotech, MedTech, & Life Sciences

Companies engaged in biotechnology, medical technology, and the life sciences and healthcare information technology have unique challenges and sophisticated needs. The industry is experiencing explosive growth and faced with rapidly evolving regulations. At the same time, the discovery, development, and commercialization of new biotech and med tech products can be a long and complicated process that requires skilled negotiation and careful planning.

Drawing on the strengths of several practice areas, Jackson Walker has assembled an interdisciplinary team with specific experience serving this dynamic industry. We assist our medical technology clients in bringing products to market, financing growth, and meeting the demands of the global market. We also advise life sciences companies on both public and private equity and debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing and contracts, intellectual property protection, and government compliance (including FDA compliance, import, export, and labeling), as well as day-to-day securities and corporate governance matters. Our clients range from established multinational drug and device companies with blockbuster products to smaller biotech startups with their first viable products. By applying our understanding of the business concerns of both growing and mature companies, we are able to develop solutions that are customized to our clients’ specific needs.

Technologies we represent include:

  • Agricultural sciences
  • Biomedical equipment and instrumentation
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
  • Dietary supplements and cosmetics
  • Diagnostics
  • Drug discovery technology
  • Healthcare providers
  • Hospitals
  • Immunology
  • Industry associations
  • Medical and dental devices
  • Medical devices
  • Medical software
  • Medical technology
  • Microbiology
  • Mobile health solutions
  • Molecular biology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Research institutions
  • Therapeutics
  • Veterinary sciences
  • Wearables
Recent transactions include:
  • Represented HealthTronics, Inc. (HTRN) in the $20 million acquisition of Endocare Inc. (ENDP) by tender offer
  • Represented a medical information technology company in a $40 million merger and sale to a private equity fund
  • Represented a public healthcare and manufacturing company in its acquisitions of publicly-traded competitors
  • Represented life sciences and medical technology companies with private placements
  • Represented educational institutions on incubation, intellectual property, and other research and commercialization matters