Center Faculty Participate in Life Sciences Conference

Three faculty members from the Center for Law, Health & Society, Yaniv Heled, Patti Zettler and Leslie Wolf, participated Wiet Life Science Law Scholars Conference, hosted by Loyola University Chicago’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy in September.

Yaniv Heled

Yaniv Heled, J.D. Associate Professor of Law; Co-Director, Center for Intellectual Property

The conference is designed to provide an intellectual venue for life science professors, scholars, and practitioners to convene and discuss current research and scholarship. Selected scholars presented their paper and receive commentary from an assigned discussant, as well as other participants in the conference.

Zettler presented her paper, “Non-therapeutic Uses and the FDA,” which explored FDA’s authority to evaluate non-therapeutic uses of drugs and devices. Heled presented his paper, “Toward Effective Competition in Biologics,” which examined the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act as a model for increasing competition in the biologics market. Wolf was invited as a discussant on two papers, one of discrimination based on biomarkers and the other on use of forensic databases.

“The conference was a wonderful opportunity for in-depth intellectual exchange among others who are working in this field,” said Heled. “Our colleagues at Loyola assembled a terrific group of scholars for it.”