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Carine van den Brink

Carine is a lawyer with a unique proposition. She combines 25 years of legal experience in life sciences with a medical background and in-depth knowledge of the biotech and technology markets.

She specialises in intellectual property licensing, research and development driven contracts, pharmaceutical contracts and corporate law. Carine guides her clients through the various phases of their career, including spinning out businesses from universities, obtaining financing (equity, loans, or subsidies), securing strategic partners, intellectual property exploitation, clinical development, market approval, and commercialisation.

Carine holds a unique position at the intersection of law and biotechnology. She lectures at Leiden University, BioBusiness Masterclass, AMC Summerschool and Masterclass Medical Devices. Because of her wide experience and expertise, Carine frequently functions as jury member for life sciences venture awards.

Currently, she is chair of the Take-off grant committee early stage financing innovative academic starters and she chair of the Board of HollandBio.

Chambers Europe 2017 about Carine:
She focuses on commercial and contentious issues and is particularly active in transactions, where sources note she has a “constructive attitude, working towards a successful deal, but also knows when to persist in the position of her clients.” Numerous interviewees reference her medical background which is “an obvious advantage for her clients and the dynamics of any life science deal” according to sources. One client adds: “We don’t need to explain the jargon to her. She is very smart, finds very good solutions and knows what is important for the future.”


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Life Sciences @ Work Venture Challenge interviewt Carine van den Brink

Carine van den Brink, vanaf het begin juryvoorzitter kijkt terug op 15 Venture Challenge edities en geeft advies voor toekomstig Venture Challenge teams.

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