Life Sciences and Industrial Biochemistry

We have a wealth of experience in the wide-ranging and growing life sciences field. From biofuels to novel diagnostics, Abel + Imray has the legal expertise and scientific knowledge to protect and advise on IP in this field.

In addition to a strong pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical practice we also have a team of experts in both medical and non-medical life sciences and industrial biochemistry. This is an undeniably broad field and our expertise and experience comes from a wide range of academic backgrounds – from chemical engineering to genetics, coupled with in-depth experience of:

  • Algal and other microbial biotechnology
  • Anaerobic digestion and waste processing
  • Biofuels
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Biopolymers
  • Biosensors
  • Cell culture apparatus, growth ponds and cell factories
  • Cosmetics, nutraceuticals and probiotics
  • Diagnostics and personalised medicine
  • Enzymatic chemical transformations
  • Food biotechnology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Plant and agricultural biotechnology
  • Trade marks and brand protection
  • Water treatment


"Abel & Imray are very service minded, very good and very fast. You really trust them and I'm really confident in them which is good."

CEO of a lifesciences biotech company

We assist clients In the UK, Europe and worldwide – from universities and their spin-outs to some of the key players in this industry. Through establishing long term relationships and getting to know our clients, we are able to provide advice that is legally astute, timely and commercially relevant.

Our team invest considerable time and effort in maintaining relations with our extensive network of trusted worldwide associates to ensure that wherever our clients are located, and wherever they are seeking IP protection and advice, they can be assured of a high quality responsive service and IP advice to support commercial success.

In addition to patent prosecution and freedom to operate expertise, we have experience of producing machine readable sequence listing and searching gene and peptide sequence databases.

If you would like to find out more about life sciences at Abel + Imray, please contact Tim Hewson, Alice Wales or Paul Commander.

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Tim Hewson Of Counsel

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+44(0) 1225 469914

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Paul Commander Senior Associate

paul.commander@abelimray.com
+44(0) 2072 429984

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Alice Wales Senior Associate

alice.wales@abelimray.com
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