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Pharmalaw (Pty) Ltd was established by Prof. Karen du Toit (BPharm, MSc, PhD, LLB), a pharmacist and practising attorney with a PhD in applied chemistry, traditional medicine and drug devlopment.

She is an appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Kwazulu-Natal’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, and in 2011 was acknowledged as one of the 50 top reviewers of research papers of the publisher Elsevier across all its pharmacological journals worldwide. In addition, Karen has worked in the field of intellectual property at various established intellectual property law firms, as a retail pharmacist for many years, and as evaluator and committee member for the Medicines Regulatory Authority of South Africa.

Pharmalaw (Pty) Ltd offers a one-stop client service by "Bridging the Gap" between the interconnected areas of science, law and commerce.