Life Sciences Research

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd begins each project by gaining an in-depth understanding of our life science clients’ business and scientific objectives. To help them achieve these objectives, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd counsels clients regarding corporate formation, protecting intellectual property and avoiding regulatory pitfalls.

Our life sciences research legal team also regularly advises healthcare institutions and Institutional Review Boards on a variety of operational and subject safety issues, including informed consent, privacy matters, study protocol and contract review, and FDA and OHRP reporting requirements.


  • Formation and ongoing representation of Health Sciences South Carolina, a collaboration among the three SC public research universities and three major healthcare systems
  • An attorney serving as a member and counsel to three Institutional Review Boards and counsel to the Office of Research and Compliance of large hospital system
  • Counseled a physician group on the formation and operations of a clinical research organization
  • Organized, sponsored and presented at the SC Human Research Conference, featured speakers included the FDA’s Director of the Division of Scientific Investigations and Amgen’s Executive Director, Global Epidemiology