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Manchester law firm Slater Heelis advises GlobalAcorn on MAC Clinical Research partnership

Manchester-based law firm, Slater Heelis LLP, has advised biopharmaceutical company, GlobalAcorn, on its partnership with contract clinical researcher, MAC Clinical Research.

The companies have developed a strategic alliance to develop products for the treatment of chronic pain and contrast-based magnetic resonance imaging for neurologic disorders.

MAC Clinical Research, which is based in Blackpool, is a leading clinical research organisation with five dedicated UK research sites and access to over eight million patients.

GlobalAcorn was founded to develop nanotechnologies and biopharmaceutical agents, based on research investment of over £20 million.

The collaboration brings together MAC’s significant experience in the clinical development of pain therapeutics and GlobalAcorn’s core expertise in the development of ‘Bio-Nano’ therapeutics and imaging agents.

Simon Wallwork, partner at Slater Heelis LLP, advised on the Agreement. He said: “Both GlobalAcorn and MAC have built an impressive reputation in the pharmaceutical sector.

“The companies are perfectly placed to partner each other and I’m sure that the products they create will have an extremely positive impact, not only on the market, but on the patients who use them.”

Dr. Paul Spence, GlobalAcorn’s CEO, said: “I am extremely pleased with this agreement, as the clinical development of these products is now in the safest possible hands with MAC and we can work together to fulfil important unmet needs within the healthcare industry

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