Digital health technology has prompted a major evolution of drug and medical device developments, the provision of healthcare and how healthcare is received by consumers. Products increasingly blur the boundaries between consumer technology and medical devices. Innovators in this field face unique challenges in navigating a fluid regulatory terrain and evolving privacy rules, as legislators and regulators race to keep up with the pace of technological development.
Many of the most prominent digital health technology companies in the world seek our advice in supporting their efforts to develop mobile apps, platform technologies, wearables, and other health IT to promote wellness and improve healthcare. In addition, our lawyers assist companies in the pharmaceutical, food, cosmetic, and novel products sectors with their entry into the digital health space to enhance their offering.
Sidley’s deep understanding of the life sciences industry is based on more than 25 years of work for service providers, drug and medical device manufacturers, clinical laboratories, genetic testing manufacturers, and healthcare technology and health IT companies, as well as industry leaders in consumer technology. We also represent investors in this space. Harnessing that knowledge and experience, combined with the resources of the firm’s global network of lawyers across many legal disciplines, we assist our clients in optimizing their digital health business models, while avoiding pitfalls.
“Particularly focused on the overlap between bio-sciences and technology projects, the firm has a valuable range of skills and highly rated teams in the U.S. which are experienced in international outsourcing, data security and privacy work.”
Chambers Global 2020, USA: Technology Sector (International & Cross-Border)