Life Sciences | Intellectual Property Research Services

Capability Overview

Aranca has executed several hundred patent research assignments across nearly every segment of the life sciences sector including emerging areas like stem cell therapy, nuclear imaging and nano-biotechnology. In fact, Aranca is one of the few research providers specialized in conducting sequence searches for both nucleic acid and protein macromolecules.

With a qualified analyst team from eminent universities with significant experience in biotechnology, genetic engineering, molecular biology and biochemistry among other streams, we have supported IP or R&D managers in over 35 life sciences companies globally to explore and identify white spaces in a technology domain, define research strategies, protect inventions, map competitor portfolios and validate safe launch of their products in different geographies.

Aranca: Patent Research Experience in Life Sciences Domain

Biotechnology/Healthcare
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Immuno-Technology
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Cosmetics/Personal Care
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Medicine
  • Gene Therapy
Biomedical Sciences
  • Medical Devices
  • Biomedical Instruments
  • Laboratory Instruments
  • Biomaterial
  • Imaging
  • Dermatological Implants
  • Dental Implants
Agri-Biotechnology
  • Genetic Seed Engineering
  • Crop Protection
  • Transgenic Plants
  • Biopesticides
  • Biofertilizers
Bioinformatics
  • Gene Prediction/Finding
  • Sequence Alignment
  • Sequence Listing
  • Protein Structure Prediction
  • Protein Alignment

Assignment Examples

Prior Art Searches

  • Invalidity search related to detection and identification of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) of MREJ type xi’ for a marketing and technology leader in molecular diagnostics and sample management in the US
  • Novelty search related to pulmonary vascular resistance tool to avoid heart failure, for a law firm in Europe
  • Novelty search related to teat disinfectants for a leading animal dairy products manufacturing company in the US
  • Novelty search related to systolic contraction assessment for a law firm in Sweden
  • State-of-the-art search related to the use of a traditionally cultivated plant for a French company specializing in luxury goods
  • Prior art search related to nucleic acid isolation from the biological sample for an international patent law firm in Munich
  • Novelty search related to identity preservation of dicotyledonous seed for a world-leading agri-biotechnology company
  • Freedom to operate search related to medical ventilators for a manufacturing giant in Switzerland
  • Novelty search related to blood seal for a law firm in Sweden
  • Analysis of tests with different sensitivities in one device for a molecular diagnostic company based in the US
  • Invalidation search for gradient polymeric composition for a leading global law firm based in the US
  • Novelty search for lipophilic composition containing testosterone derivatives for a leading pharmaceutical company in the US
  • Invalidity search for a composition containing plant extract for a leading FMCG company in France
  • Invalidity search for antimicrobial composition containing specific alcohol based ingredients for an FMCG company in Europe
  • Novelty search for HFOV device with a closed loop control for a global organization in the field of Life Sciences and Medical Technology in the US
  • State of art search for methods of modifying fruit ripening enzyme for a leading agriculture company in Switzerland
  • Patentability Search in the field of carbon aerogels for a renowned university in the US
  • Implantable Medical Device Using Vibrational Telemetry for a patent firm in Sweden
  • Invalidity Search related to human monoclonal antibodies for a company engaged in research, development, manufacture and marketing of healthcare products in Austria

Patent Analytics

  • Technology Landscape study related to drug dispensing devices for a packaging company in Europe
  • IP Landscape related to biomedical devices for a company based in the US
  • Landscape analysis in the domain of plant biomarkers for a leading plant biotechnology company in Europe
  • Technology landscape related to a human gene for a marketing and technology leader in molecular diagnostics and sample management in the US
  • Landscape analysis related to bi-specific antibodies for a global leader of in vitro diagnostics in the US

Out-Licensing Support | Technology Transfer Support

  • Technology assessment related to stimulation device for one of the largest Universities in the USA
  • Technology assessment related to construction of viral vector by using RNA interference for a leading IP firm in Singapore
  • Technology assessment related to polysaccharide containing nanoparticles for a firm in Europe
  • Technology assessment related to molecular markers for a leading IP firm in Singapore

Patent Valuation

  • Patent valuation related to imaging technologies for blood analysis for a biotechnology company in the US

Case Studies

Project:
Freedom-to-Operate (FTO) study for five different dental implants

Client:
A European company engaged Aranca to conduct a FTO study on five different dental implants that differed minutely in terms of specific features

Project:
Invalidation search (sequence analysis) for a specific microbial ORF region

Client:
A Germany based molecular diagnostics firm was interested in an invalidation study related to a microbial ORF consensus region of four sequences