Law firm’s life sciences team appointed to prestigious legal framework panel

Jamie Foster

An  independent technology innovation centre and founding member of the Government’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult has appointed life sciences law firm Hill Dickinson to its legal framework panel.

North West firm Hill Dickinson bid successfully to win three lots within the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)’s framework panel for the provision of legal advice relating to:

  • Construction and engineering
  • Commercial and intellectual property litigation
  • Safety, health, environment and operational regulatory

The appointment runs for an initial period of 24 months, with the option to extend by a further two periods of 12 months.

CPI works with partners to translate research, ideas and inventions into products and processes that enhance health and wellbeing, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries.

Their extensive expertise supports companies in diverse markets such as pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals, food and drink, electronics and transportation.

In April it was announced that CPI had joined the national drive to rapidly discover, develop, trial and manufacture an effective vaccine for COVID-19.

It will lead efforts to manufacture and formulate the novel mRNA vaccine candidate from Imperial College London.

CPI will focus its efforts on evaluating the process of scale-up and development of the mRNA vaccine platform technology and building the capability to manufacture millions of doses of the vaccine as soon as it is found to be safe and effective.

Jamie Foster, a partner in Hill Dickinson’s life sciences team, said the firm was delighted to have been appointed to the CPI’s legal framework panel: “Hill Dickinson has worked with CPI since 2019, advising in relation to the development of innovative products and processes with the potential to accelerate and transform healthcare.

“Our life sciences expertise spans a number of different practice areas within the firm, providing interdisciplinary capability.

“We are immensely proud to be appointed to the legal panel to support the CPI in its work.”