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Anna Wray, Associate, Commercial IP

Anna Wray, Associate, Commercial IP, Fieldfisher

I am an associate in the life sciences sector, with a background in medical microbiology. I specialise in pharmaceuticals and medical devices and aid clients to reach workable solutions despite the myriad of regulatory hurdles.

From qualification, I have specialised in this sector and have aided clients pre- and post-marketing authorisation/ CE marking and have also successfully challenged competitors to my clients' products.

I advise on the primary European legislation governing medical devices and the pharmaceuticals sector, including advertising of such products I liaise with the MHRA and the industry bodies representing these clients. My recent work has involved advising on off-label use, borderline products and clinical trials.

I have also spent time on secondment at a clients, negotiating upstream and downstream service agreements, NDAs and licensing agreements.

Prior to my career break I was one of a team of lawyers working on the life cycle management of pharmaceutical products co-ordinating European teams on the regulatory side. In addition, I worked on one of the first NICE appeal by a pharmaceutical company which led to a successful judicial review action.

From my experience in this field, I can provide focused advice and help clients to reach a successful outcome for their product. My experience in the Life Sciences sector has led to me working on cutting edge products which require an innovative solution to ensure that they can gain access to the market.

In my spare time I enjoy reading and HIIT exercising.