Advisory Services

Life sciences transactions involve a key component not found in other commercial transactions — the product or company of interest is regulated by the FDA, and regulatory issues therefore must be carefully considered. Greenleaf applies vast FDA institutional knowledge to equip investors with the thorough and focused due diligence needed to ensure that decisions and transactions reflect regulatory risk.

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Regulatory Risk Assessments

The firm’s multidisciplinary team uses its deep regulatory expertise to perform risk assessments that take into account business objectives, transaction timelines, and the industry landscape. Greenleaf’s comprehensive due diligence services evaluate a company’s pipeline, or a specific asset, in the following areas:

Analysis of the target company’s regulatory filings and product development plans, including approvals and clearances, special designations, advisory committee decisions, labeling review, and investigational products

Other areas of research and analysis might include: 

  • FDA interactions during the review process 
  • Pre- and postmarket safety reporting
  • Postmarket study requirements
  • Competitive landscape

Assessment of the target company’s manufacturing practices, compliance with quality system regulations (QSRs), good manufacturing practices (GMPs), and identification of inconsistencies that may affect the regulatory risk of a product or the company

Other areas of research and analysis might include:

  • Preclinical and clinical quality systems
  • Distribution and supply chain
  • Compliance with pre- and postmarket reporting requirements
  • Marketing and promotion

Evaluation of the target company’s compliance with FDA regulations and identification of issues that may require attention and resources for remediation

Regulatory Landscape Series

Our Regulatory Landscape Series offers insights from Greenleaf professionals on emerging regulatory matters.

Analyzes the recent activity within the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) to address the volume and diversity of Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) requests that have emerged in the in vitro diagnostic (IVD) space as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic  

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Examines the FDA’s approach to inspectional activities during the COVID-19 pandemic  

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Discusses the ways in which COVID-19 has accelerated the use of digital health tools in medical product development 

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Addresses actions to increase domestic manufacturing capacity and modernize medical product manufacturing, both of which are bolstered by pandemic-related legislation and executive orders 

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A timely synopsis of negotiations for reauthorization of the most current FDA human medical product user fees. Greenleaf experts provide an overview of the PDUFA, BsUFA and MDUFA reauthorization process and analyze the current negotiations as they relate to key commitments between the FDA and industry.

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Update on the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), as FDA begins the seventh year of implementation. Greenleaf experts provide an overview of the DSCSA and explore the key components needed to achieve the goal of implementing a fully interoperable and electronic system for securing and tracing products by November 2023.  

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Update on the new FDA performance goals related to the increasing use of digital health technologies in clinical care and research. Greenleaf experts address new digital health-related user fee commitments for the medical device and prescription drug programs.

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The latest installment is a timely update on the the challenging regulation of cannabis products. Greenleaf experts address the continued growth of the CBD industry and the impact of statutory barriers maintained by the FDA.  

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Future Landscapes

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Success Stories

  • Conducting Due Diligence to Guide a Corporate Acquisition Decision

    Greenleaf Health was engaged by a global medical device company to assist in conducting due diligence for the potential acquisition of another device company. Greenleaf’s Advisory Services Team evaluated the target company’s FDA compliance history and regulatory status, as well as their promotional and advertising materials, in order to assess the regulatory risk that would …

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