Life Sciences and Healthcare

Key contacts

Morton Fraser Senior Associate Julie Nixon
Dr Julie Nixon, WS
Senior Associate
Julie is a former life scientist, having been a post-doctoral research assistant at institutions including Harvard University and the Univer...
0131 247 1012
Morton Fraser Senior Associate Stephen Clark
Stephen Clark
Senior Associate
Stephen is a senior associate in our Corporate division in Edinburgh.
0131 247 1344

We are life sciences and healthcare legal specialists with a cross-disciplinary team including our intellectual property, corporate, IT, commercial contracts and data protection teams.

We provide a seamless and comprehensive service to our life science clients. Dr Julie Nixon holds a PhD in molecular biology, giving her a unique insight into our life science clients' business requirements and a profound understanding of their intellectual property assets. Julie was a post-doctoral research scientist at Harvard University and University of Edinburgh during her scientific career.

Benefits we bring to your business 

We act for life science/healthcare spin out companies through to NASDAQ listed corporations. Julie also advised the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh as part of a secondment. Our clients from the medtech, drug development, diagnostics and agriculture/aquaculture sectors include:

  • Dxcover Limited
  • Neurocentrx Pharma Limited
  • Softcell Medical Limited
  • Neemco Limited
  • Carcinotech Ltd
  • MGB Biopharma Limited
  • Scotland's Rural University College (SRUC)
  • Roslin Cell Therapies

We help our life science clients identify their intellectual property assets, protect these assets and advise how best to commercialise products incorporating such intellectual property rights.

Our team has extensive experience advising on angel and venture capital investment and mergers and acquisitions. We acted for Mercia Asset Management PLC on its investment in Invizius Limited, which included advising Mercia on a licence of intellectual property.

We can provide expert data protection advice in relation to medical research and clinical trials.