The Biosciences Team at Smith Moore Leatherwood focuses on providing our clients valued, cost-effective and timely business counsel by team-oriented lawyers who are not only industry-experienced, but also industry leaders.  Our long-standing and valuable relationships with our clients are based on three principles.  First and foremost, we maintain an industry focus on those companies and research institutions engaged in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, ag-bio, drug discovery, drug delivery, bioinformatics, pharmacogenomics, clinical research and biomanufacturing.  Second, our lawyers work diligently to learn and understand the specific legal and business needs of our clients who operate in each of these industry segments.  Finally, we believe that our clients will be best served by our advice and counsel coordinated through a team environment, including our clients' other advisors, from financial and accounting to regulatory and construction consultants.  As biosciences lawyers, we must provide more than just legal advice to our clients.  We must also provide insight into the challenges and opportunities presented by the industry we serve so that our clients are better equipped to deal with them.  As a reflection of our industry commitment, our biosciences lawyers are actively engaged in the industry, serving in many high-profile local and regional positions of leadership.  By focusing on both industry experience and leadership, we deliver to our biosciences clients a value proposition that is unique in its quality of legal advice and business judgment.