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Specialized in private M&A and financings and commercial agreements, I handle purchases, sales and corporate restructurings. I have acquired in-depth experience in the health and life sciences sectors, and have repeatedly been involved in such transactions.
A Montrealer with education in Biochemistry and business. Andrea started in Combinatorial Chemistry then moved to High-throughput Screening (HTS) using automated systems. She then moved away from the lab and was a Scientific Support Specialist, supporting and teaching scientists in all applications.
Carmela is a lawyer and registered patent agent in Canada and the United States and practices in all areas of intellectual property, focusing on patent matters, including advising clients on strategic global aspects of obtaining and managing patent portfolios, as well as in the preparation and procurement of patents and industrial designs. Carmela works closely with clients including start-ups, universities as well as multinationals in preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biologics, diagnostics, green technologies and other areas in the life sciences. Carmela is also active in the analysis of patent issues such as validity, infringement and freedom to operate and has experience advising on regulatory compliance and on plant breeder's rights.