Biotech


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    Q&A // First 90 Days

    After an obesity deal with Novo, Omega’s new business head is on the hunt for more partners

    With a career focused on striking deals, Kaan Certel is hoping to lead the Flagship-backed biotech with an mRNA platform into its next phase of growth. 

    By June 24, 2024
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    3 windows of opportunity in women’s health

    Despite a recent surge of interest, the femtech and women’s health markets are far from reaching their full potential.

    By Alexandra Pecci • June 21, 2024
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    Oncology

    As investments in cancer R&D stay high, waves of innovative new treatments are on the horizon.

    By PharmaVoice staff
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    New data showcase promise, growing pains of CAR-T in autoimmune disease

    One expert described trial results presented at EULAR last week as “unprecedented.” But reports of relapses in some patients drew questions about the therapies’ ultimate potential.

    By Ben Fidler • June 20, 2024
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    Avoiding the pharma ‘junk pile’ with launch readiness, pipeline rigor and ‘quick kills’

    Drug launches have underperformed expectations at a high rate, and pharmas need to get better at thinning the pipeline to make room for the real wins, says a life sciences consultant.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Making Moves

    Regenxbio CEO to step down after 15 years

    Kenneth Mills will become chair of the gene therapy developer's board while Curran Simpson, the current chief operating officer, will take his place as company head.

    By Ned Pagliarulo • June 13, 2024
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    Lilly’s adcomm win shows amyloid and tau will likely dominate Alzheimer’s — for now

    Lilly is the latest to approach the coveted Alzheimer’s approval, but a slate of drugmakers are lining up clinical trials in amyloid and tau to take a shot at improving patient outcomes.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Despite adcomm rejection, Lykos CEO sees future for MDMA drug

    Although the rebuff makes approval “a bit more challenging,” Lykos is moving forward with the psychedelic-based treatment for PTSD.

    By Alexandra Pecci • June 12, 2024
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    Behind the powerful computations, AI’s role in pharma is still beset by challenges

    Small biotechs are saving time and money leveraging AI to develop new drugs, but incomplete data and disease complexity remain hurdles for the space.

    By June 12, 2024
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    FDA’s platform designation aims to ease R&D pain points

    A new program creates approval pathways for multiple drugs developed on the same platform. 

    By June 11, 2024
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    Behind Big Pharma’s layoffs — is there an end in sight?

    A slew of major companies, including BMS, have announced cost-cutting measures in recent months. What will it take to turn the tide?

    By Kelly Bilodeau • June 10, 2024
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    Pharma’s R&D gamble: picking pipeline winners in a risky field

    How leaders from biotech, Big Pharma and the investment world know when they've found the right candidate or company to back.

    By June 7, 2024
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    A ‘widening gap’ in access to new cancer meds drives efforts from City of Hope and Bristol Myers

    Cancer care is improving so quickly that receiving newer medications can be difficult — City of Hope’s wide oncology network and a 10-year commitment from Bristol Myers Squibb offer some solutions.

    By June 6, 2024
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    Biotech Spotlight

    Regenerative cell therapy biotech uses IPO to blast into human trials

    Bucking conventional fundraising, FibroBiologics’ CEO Pete O’Heeron explains why the biotech company bet on themselves in the public market.

    By June 5, 2024
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    After two Big Pharma deals, Nimbus looks to keep the hits coming

    With the billion-dollar-plus deals under its belt with Gilead and Takeda, the biotech’s CEO explains where the company is going next.

    By Kelly Bilodeau • June 3, 2024
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    Q&A

    In an era of big patent losses, drug launches need years of runway

    Jim Lang, CEO of Eversana, explains the shifting commercial environment and how past drug launch failures are informing the future.

    By June 3, 2024
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    Merck and Moderna’s cancer vaccine snags a clinical win in a field decades old

    Cancer vaccines are taking off in the clinic, and a partnership between Merck and Moderna is at the forefront of a new wave of immunotherapy.

    By June 3, 2024
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    Deadline looms for Chinese biotech contracts

    The latest version of The Biosecure Act working its way through Congress could make waves in the U.S. biotech industry.

    By May 31, 2024
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    Biotech Spotlight

    Mythic Therapeutics aims to overcome one of ADC’s long-standing challenges

    By developing ADCs that bind more directly to the target, Mythic Therapeutics believes its technology could deliver a step change for efficacy and safety.

    By Alexandra Pecci • May 30, 2024
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    Can robots break the cell therapy bottleneck?

    A partnership between the cell therapy delivery specialist Portal Biotechnologies and precision robotics maker Multiply Labs could bring the manufacturing bottleneck under control, the CEOs said.

    By May 29, 2024
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    Where competition is heating up in pharma

    The stage is set for potential blockbuster-level showdowns targeting these three indications.

    By May 24, 2024
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    AstraZeneca’s $80B sales goal by 2030 reflects industry’s penchant for long-term bets

    Promises made by pharma and biotech companies show confidence in the future of their business and dedication to financial success, R&D and environmental protection.

    By May 23, 2024
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    3 up-and-coming US biotech hotspots

    These three U.S. cities are putting themselves on the biotech map as unsung hubs of the industry.

    By Alexandra Pecci • May 21, 2024
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    Why AlphaFold 3 is stirring up so much buzz in pharma

    The “Nobel Prize-worthy invention” could be worth hundreds of billions commercially — and have a deep impact on drug R&D.

    By Kelly Bilodeau • May 20, 2024
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    Execs from Bayer, Kite and Orca sound off on their launch strategies for cell and gene therapies

    Planning early, staying nimble and approaching commercialization as a team sport should be top priorities, the leaders said. 

    By May 20, 2024
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    Sponsored by BioLineRx

    Flipping a biotech incubator into a commercial company

    How persistence led to BioLineRx’s first approved therapy and promising pipeline.

    May 20, 2024