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Exclusive interviews with industry leaders


  • Charlotte Owens, vice president, head of the Center for Health Equity and Patient Affairs, Takeda
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    Takeda’s global quest for health equity

    Takeda’s Center for Health Equity and Patient Affairs is built to address health inequality around the world and aims to raise the bar for the pharma industry.

    Taren Grom • Dec. 8, 2022
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    For Duchenne-focused Sarepta, gene therapy is the natural next step

    The company with three marketed RNA drugs for Duchenne muscular dystrophy is taking the logical leap into gene therapies with a candidate under review at the FDA.

    Michael Gibney • Dec. 8, 2022
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    A historic approval could transform CSL from being ‘the biggest company no one has ever heard of’

    The company’s head of R&D on its profile-raising FDA approval of a gene therapy that’s now the world’s most expensive drug. 

    Meagan Parrish • Dec. 6, 2022
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    Non-toxic and addiction free: The promise of a new pain med

    Why South Rampart Pharma’s novel new molecule could be a key to solving the global pain epidemic.

    Taren Grom • Dec. 1, 2022
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    Evommune’s unique method of drug discovery is more than skin deep

    The biotech is using human skin squares from plastic surgery to find the best immunological molecules for solving conditions like dermatitis.

    Michael Gibney • Nov. 29, 2022
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    In cancers with very low survival rates, Sellas aims higher

    The company hopes its drugs can “take over where other available treatments fail” in multiple types of cancer.

    Kelly Bilodeau • Nov. 21, 2022
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    The legacy of Glen de Vries: Our last interview with the pioneering entrepreneur

    Recorded just weeks before his passing, our sit-down interview with the legendary medical sciences entrepreneur showcased his passion for pushing the industry toward its next frontier.

    Taren Grom • Nov. 11, 2022
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    Novo Nordisk’s quantum bet on ‘world changing’ computing

    Behind the pharma giant’s plans to build the first quantum computer by 2034 to accelerate drug development.

    Taren Grom • Nov. 10, 2022
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    The other ‘D’ in DE&I

    How companies can work to include people with disabilities into broader equity aims.

    Taren Grom • Nov. 4, 2022
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    Tuberculosis patients haven’t seen new treatments in 40 years – now Merck and Gates MRI have teamed up to change that

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute’s clinical development leader talks about its new licensing deal with Merck.

    Alexandra Pecci • Nov. 1, 2022
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    The first company to use Nobel-winning click chemistry in humans is on a mission to transform oncology

    Shasqi founder and CEO José Mejía Oneto on how the company’s approach could provide a more effective alternative to ADCs and other emerging cancer therapies.

    Karissa Waddick • Oct. 27, 2022
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    Nobel Prize winner Carolyn Bertozzi on revealing the power of chemistry in drug development

    The Stanford researcher and biotech entrepreneur discusses how click and bioorthogonal chemistry could revolutionize drug development.

    Karissa Waddick • Oct. 26, 2022
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    He helped discover BMS’s psoriasis pill Sotyktu. Here’s what he has to say about early science in Big Pharma

    Bristol Myers Squibb’s senior principal scientist Ryan Moslin shares why his team was built for success and how they ushered a potential psoriasis blockbuster through discovery.

    Michael Gibney • Oct. 17, 2022
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    Coming out of stealth, RIGImmune aims to catch up with ever-mutating viruses

    President Susan Sobolov discusses how the startup is building on the work of two powerhouse Yale scientists to advance candidates for viruses — and beyond.

    Kelly Bilodeau • Oct. 13, 2022
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    Where the CEO of ADC Therapeutics sees ‘huge potential’ in the tech beyond oncology

    The “magic bullet” approach of ADCs has been a breakthrough in cancer care — but this excitement could be just the beginning.

    Meagan Parrish • Oct. 12, 2022
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    Citius Pharmaceuticals sees golden opportunities in late-stage specialty assets

    CEO Leonard Mazur explains how the company’s hoping to unlock the potential of its varied pipeline.

    Karissa Waddick • Oct. 11, 2022
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    New partnership may give MDMA an edge in the psychedelics space

    While LSD and psilocybin steal the spotlight, drug developers are also exploring MDMA for a wide swath of neurological illnesses. 

    Kelly Bilodeau • Oct. 10, 2022
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    Her antibiotic company failed. Now she’s helping others avoid the same fate.

    The chief of R&D at CARB-X explains why she believes small antibiotics companies can succeed despite market turmoil.

    Karissa Waddick • Oct. 6, 2022
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    It’s electric — speeding up the cell therapy process for scalability

    To improve the development of cell therapy-based treatments, many companies are turning to a technology that uses electric fields.

    Alexandra Pecci • Oct. 4, 2022
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    Clinical trials haven’t harnessed the digital revolution — TransCelerate’s latest initiative aims to change that

    The nonprofit’s VP of portfolio management discussed its “most transformative” digital initiative to date.

    PharmaVoice staff • Oct. 3, 2022
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    Keytruda is the gift that keeps on giving for Merck, and here’s what’s next for the cancer juggernaut

    Long-term results showed five-year survival numbers for lung cancer patients that surpassed all others, and Merck's VP of oncology research tells us what he's excited about.

    Michael Gibney • Oct. 3, 2022
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    Compass has the most advanced psychedelic drug in trials — but it needs a new approach to rollout to make it a success

    The company's CEO, Kabir Nath, discusses potential roadblocks to commecialization that await its psilocybin treatment for depression. 

    Meagan Parrish • Sept. 27, 2022
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    Why precision medicine could be the next frontier in treating autism

    Swiss-based Stalicla is banking on an AI-driven precision medicine discovery platform to deliver needed therapies in the autism space.

    Kelly Bilodeau • Sept. 27, 2022
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    That’s not Angry Birds — that’s your doctor learning about novel drugs through gaming

    How pharma companies can teach physicians about mechanism of action and other medication lessons with interactive mobile games.

    Alexandra Pecci • Sept. 26, 2022
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    First 90 Days: Agios Pharmaceuticals’ Brian Goff

    The rare disease veteran and first-time CEO is bringing his expertise to the company as it launches the first FDA-approved treatment for pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency.

    Alexandra Pecci • Aug. 22, 2022