E-Sports roar ahead with support from investors
Mergers & Acqusitions 07.07.2017Investment of millions strengthens RFRSH Entertainment’s position in the market.
Rules governing doctors’ association with the industry are loosening up
Life Science og Health Care 12.01.2017As of 1 January 2017, changes to the rules regulating HCPs’ association with the pharmaceutical and medical device industry entered into force. The changes are to be seen as relaxations of the previous rules – but it is not a revolution.
UPDATE: No votes for the Danish Medicines Agency or the Danish Health Authority
Life Sciences and Health Care 05.12.2016When the new Medicine Committee will start operating in 2017 there will be no voting rights for the Danish Medicines Agency (DMA) or the Danish Health Authority (DHA) when it comes to the decision-making on prioritizing medicines. Further, there will be no complaints board or appeal option.
Revision of EMA’s guideline on first-in-human clinical trials: Open for public consultation
Life Sciences and Health Care 05.12.2016To further improve safety of trial participants, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has in cooperation with the European Commission and the EU Member States changes to the existing guideline on first-in-human clinical trials.
UPDATE: The European Medicines Agency provides public access to clinical reports
Life Sciences and Health Care 05.12.2016Following DELACOUR’s newsletter of March 2016, in which EMA’s policy on publication of clinical data was the topic, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has made its new database available to the public containing data from various clinical trials.
New position on covert advertising targeting social media advertising in the Nordics
Life Sciences and Health Care 22.08.2016At any time, a consumer must be able to realize when he or she is being exposed to advertising – regardless of the form of the advertising and in which media the advertising appears.
New EU rules for medical devices
Life Sciences and Health Care 22.08.2016In May 2016, negotiations between the Dutch Presidency and the EU Parliament led to the agreement of two proposals for new EU regulations; one on medical devices and one on in vitro diagnostic medical devices. The regulations cover a broad spectrum of products in use for treatment and diagnosis, e.g. band aids, hip replacements, pacemakers, pregnancy tests etc.
A new Act on Marketing Practices is taking form in Denmark
Life Sciences and Health Care 22.08.2016In July 2016, the Danish Minister of Business and Growth has introduced a bill for a new Danish Marketing Practices Act.
New Danish act on clinical trials of medicine to take effect in 2018
Life Sciences and Health Care 22.08.2016In May 2016, the Danish Parliament adopted a new act on clinical trials of medicine to accommodate EU Regulation 536/2014 on clinical trials on medicinal products for human use. The Danish act will enter into force in October 2018, when the EU Regulation also enters into force, and brings substantial amendments to the Danish clinical trial application system as we know it today in Denmark.
PRAC will now take the public’s views on safety of medicines into account
Life Sciences and Health Care 22.08.2016The Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the committee responsible for assessing all aspects of the risk management of medicines for human use in the EU, has adopted rules of procedure for public hearings and may now consider the views of the public in connection with supervision of medicines.
UPDATE on the Medicine Committee (Medicinrådet)
Life Sciences and Health Care 07.04.2016In our recent life science newsletter of March 2016 we reported on the plan for a new scheme for prioritizing medicine expenditure in Denmark. Danish Regions and Danish Parliament have now reached an agreement on the principles of the establishment of the Medicine Committee (Medicinrådet).
Medical devices: Revised ISO-standard for quality management
Life Sciences and Health Care 07.04.2016For the first time in more than 12 years, the international recognized ISO standard for medical devices quality management systems has been revised into a 2016 standard, named ISO 13485:2016.
Trade marks: The effects of new rules for European Union Trade Marks
Life Sciences and Health Care 07.04.2016New rules on European Union Trade Marks (EUTMs) have been in force for two weeks. Also life science companies must be aware of the effects of this new regulation.
EMA launches new scheme PRIME for medicines that target unmet medical needs
Life Sciences and Health Care 09.03.2016On 4 March 2016, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) launched PRIME (PRIority MEdicines), a priority scheme to support medicinal products benefiting patients with no treatment options or offering a significant therapeutic advantage over existing treatments.
News from the EU on transparency of clinical data
Life Sciences and Health Care 09.03.2016The European Medicines Agency (EMA) publishes guidance on EMA policy on the publication of clinical data.
Extension of ENLI’s authority
Life Sciences and Health Care 09.03.2016As of 1 February 2016, the Danish Ethical Committee for the Pharmaceutical Industry (ENLI) has been given authority to control and impose sanctions on pharmaceutical companies that do not comply with the regulations pertaining to the clinical testing of pharmaceuticals and non-interventional studies.
The Danish Regions’ plan for prioritizing medicine expenditure
Life Sciences and Health Care 09.03.2016At a press conference on 5 February 2016, the Danish Regions presented their new model for the assessment of medicine. As part of the implementation of the new model, a new prioritization structure will be established and this will likely be named the Medicine Committee.
The British Government intends to reform legislation on the tax liability of individuals “resident non-domiciled”
13.01.2016A proposed amendment of the British legislation on tax liability means that Danes, who for a considerable number of years have been taxed as “resident”, will now be taxed according to a principle of global in-come.
Ryanair challenges the Danish model
Employment and labour law 20.11.2015“A rose by any other name..”, in this case the Danish model for labour market regulation, which is also known as the “flexicurity model”, is a tripartite model that regulates a free yet still controlled relationship between employers, workers and the state. The main objective is to secure rights for both the worker and the employer, whilst the state benefits from this delegation of power as the market becomes more flexible that way.
The World Bank: Denmark is best in Europe for setting up and doing business
Company law 20.11.2015In October the World Bank published its international report “Doing Business” on the ease with which one may start and run a business in a given country. The report covers 189 countries ranked according to 11 indicators. “Doing Business” is widely quoted and well-known among investors.