Life Sciences and Biotechnology

Within the life sciences space, Shelston IP’s expertise is second to none. We employ highly experienced attorneys who have exemplary credentials and prior backgrounds as research scientists for ‘big pharma’ corporations, leading medical research institutes and world-class hospitals.


Our technical expertise includes:

  • bio-informatics
  • biophysics
  • biotechnology
  • chemical engineering and process technology
  • developmental biology
  • food technologies
  • genetic engineering
  • immunology
  • materials science
  • medical devices and diagnostic technologies
  • microbiology
  • molecular biology
  • nanotechnology
  • neurobiology
  • pharmaceuticals and pharmacology
  • chemistry and enzymology
  • stem cell technology.

We also have deep experience in the agribusiness sector, including in plant biology, agri-chemicals plant breeders’ rights.

Within the life sciences sector, our clients range from local biotechs through to the largest pharmaceutical corporations, as well as research institutes and universities.

Our attorneys are actively involved at an industry level, including as members of AusBiotech and the Australia and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology.