Insurance has responded to changes in the clinical trials landscape, and has evolved in many ways to perform in a crisis. An article written by Hanna Beaumont, Director of Science & Technology. This article is taken from International Clinical Trials September 2018, pages 48-50. © Samedan Ltd
Cyber Risk and how to protect your business
Innovating at pace, your business is exposed to a unique range of risks. Risks that change constantly as legislation tries to keep pace. Operating online? Then the risks are global. Which is why you need a partner who really understands the risks and pressures you face and can get you that bullet-proof protection.
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Your data may be in the cloud but your risks are fully grounded, make sure your cloud has the silver lining to protect against those rainy days.
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Our classic dough base includes the essential covers you'll need (Employers' Liability etc), topped with standard toppings like Business Interruption, Cyber Liability and finished with zingy specialist protection tailored for your business risk (Product Trials etc)
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Open for business online? Then you`re vulnerable. Globally. The convergence of technology, media and telecommunications means your business can connect with much wider markets for your goods and services than previously thought possible. But with new technology comes new risk. . .
Lab Portfolio is a specialist insurance policy for start-up, early stage and SME research and development businesses.
Matthew Clark, Director of Science & Technology, examines some critical insurance implications.
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Is it possible to insure products that use or contain nanotechnology? What are the key challenges and how can they be overcome? This article by La Playa's Matthew Clark explores some of the key issues. Reproduced by kind permission of Chemical Watch Research & Publishing.
Presentation delivered by La Playa's Matthew Clark at a conference titled "Risk Management for Nanobusinesses" for the Institute of Nanotechnology - London, May 2008
"Cleantech" defies simple definition because it's constantly evolving. And with new technology comes new risk. From solar power to smart electricals - from the uncommon and unorthodox to the downright weird, our insurance solutions are as unique as your science.
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Insurance brokers who understand and work with technology companies are a rare breed, to be highly recommended.
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La Playa's specialist Science & Tech team can help you protect your business with smart, flexible, high-performance insurance - with a friendly human UI. We understand the risks and pressures you face - and we speak your language. We’ll support you with great advice - helping you make good decisions for your business.
As a Lloyd's broker, La Playa has solutions for even the most complex risks, and our services also include Business Protection and Employee Benefits. But what does "Boutique Service" actually look like?
Careful listening to really understand your needs and priorities
As much help as you need with completing forms to provide risk information
A discreet and complimentary appraisal* to assess the risks and ensure you have the right coverage where you need it
An independent market review - so you don’t have to shop around comparing policies, cover limits, risks covered and smallprint exclusions
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An independent recommendation of the best policy for you - and why
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An intelligently designed portfolio of protection across multiple asset classes, liabilities and territories
Advice on how best to manage your risks - to keep you safe but also to keep insurance costs down
A dedicated advisor so you can speak to the same person each time.
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Policy documents emailed to you - no logins and passwords to remember
An advocate beside you if you make a claim - thinking laterally to mitigate the impact, making useful connections to get you back up and running, and driving through a swift financial settlement
Tech-based business is 24/7, global and borderless, always exposing you to new risks and liabilities - often in unfamiliar places. As the law struggles to keep pace with technology, insurance can provide a real safety net if you fall foul of changing legislation.