Biotechnology is the use of living things in engineering, technology, medicine and other useful applications. Biotechnology is used in different sectors such as Agriculture, Environment, Healthcare and Industry. It is used in plant breeding, developing genes in plants, creating nutritional value of fruits and vegetables, manufacturing vaccines and medicines etc. Biotechnology is one of the dominant industry of 21st century and it has witnessed constant growth due to advancement in technology and innovations. The biotechnology group at Astrea comprise of highly efficient lawyers with holistic understanding of the interrelated technologies and systems involved and adopted in biotechnological inventions, counsel and advise the client in various legal aspects from inception till production and at all the subsequent stages. Astrea assists various biotech companies to carry out several contract services like Research and Development, Clinical trials and Manufacturing.
The biotechnology team at Astrea also effects patent, trademark and other filings, and direct oppositions, cancellations, and litigation matters associated with this industry.
We at Astrea help clients to develop and implement litigation strategies designed to maximize their place and sustain market competition and thereafter maximize their place in the global market. Our services in this industry includes
• Drafting licensing agreements, technology-driven agreements as well as agreements for strategic alliances, partnerships and joint ventures.
• Advise on statutory and regulatory requirements
• Intellectual property litigation and opinions
• Due diligence
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Collaborations, R&D partnerships and consultation
• Venture capital financing
• Marketing Compliance
• Liaison Office in India
• Agency or distributor agreements