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If you’re in the fast-paced and highly innovative life science industry, your business will require an insurance provider that can keep up. With our specially tailored products, expertise in underwriting and claims handling, and client-centric service, you can expect effective cover whether you run a pharmaceutical corporation or medical device company.

New Stand-alone Clinical Trials Liability Policy

Our new stand-alone Clinical Trials Liability policy will cover both single clinical trials and large multinational trial programmes. We have appetite for medical device and equipment companies, pharmaceutical companies and research organisations. Read our claims case study to learn how our policy will respond in the event of a claim and the additional benefits available under the policy. 

Life Sciences Coverage Highlights

What It Covers

For more than 25 years, Chubb has been one of the top providers of insurance cover to the life sciences industry, worldwide. In fact, we have a unit focused exclusively on it – one that continues to break through traditional boundaries with sophisticated insurance solutions that respond to the industry's growing needs.

We offer enterprise-wide solutions that are precisely crafted for life science companies, with specialised products for general liability, products and human clinical trials liability as well as errors and omissions. They are:

General Liability Policy

This hybrid product offers a dual trigger – an occurrence trigger for premises/operations and a claims-made trigger for products hazard liability. Traditional stand-alone policies are also available.

Errors and Omissions Insurance

This product helps to cover businesses from lawsuits that allege financial losses due to the failure of products or services to perform to specifications. It can be customised to respond to losses resulting from the need to stop using a product due to the risk of future bodily injury or property damage.

Chubb's multinational infrastructure delivers these insurance solutions on a global basis with a coordinated approach and dependable quality.

Market Specialisation

We provide coverage for the following companies:

Pharmaceutical Companies

Coverage is available for manufacturers of prescription and over-the-counter drugs and dietary supplements. We’ll also consider providing cover for manufacturers of veterinary products, although, to be considered, the veterinary products must be manufactured for the purpose of treating a disease.

Medical Device Companies

Coverage is available for manufacturers of medical devices and laboratory equipment used in the research and development of new drugs and medical devices.

Drug Discovery Companies

Coverage is available under this category for companies such as biotech R&D companies developing new therapies based on genomics or proteomics and other studies of disease at the molecular level.

Coverage is also available for Bioinformatics companies in the following category:

Contract Research Organisations

Coverage is available for companies in the business of providing support services to pharmaceutical, medical device, or drug discovery companies on a fee-for-service basis.

These support service activities can include contract research, laboratory work, clinical work (relating to human clinical trials), product design or development reviews.

Contract Manufacturing Organisations

Coverage is available for companies that provide manufacturing, packaging or labelling services to pharmaceutical and medical device companies on a fee-for-service basis.

Human Clinical Trials

Coverage for human clinical trials is an actively pursued class of business by Chubb. We will consider all human clinical trials conducted by commercial sponsors and, subject to underwriting criteria being met, certain academic or investigator-initiated human clinical trials. This coverage is available under our Life Sciences Policy Wording or in our stand-alone Clinical Trials Liability Policy.

Any advice provided is general only and has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs and may not be right for you.


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