Biotech


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    Q&A

    In biotech’s new market normal, here’s what’s catching this investor’s eye

    A VC investor shares how the market is recovering, which kinds of companies he’s hunting for and where he’d love to see more innovation.

    By July 25, 2024
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    Private biotech M&A surges amid difficult IPO market

    Private biotech company acquisitions are on their fastest pace in years, a trend some in the industry say is driven by the abundance of mature, but not yet public, drug startups. 

    By Gwendolyn Wu • July 23, 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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    Bird flu puts BARDA back in the spotlight

    BARDA director Gary Disbrow explains the agency’s focus, how companies can get their “foot in the door” and why platforms are so important for preparedness.

    By Alexandra Pecci • July 23, 2024
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    Kyverna follows oncology’s CAR-T cell playbook for an ultra-rare autoimmune disorder

    The pharma company is tackling the “stiff person syndrome” that afflicts Celine Dion in a phase 2 trial for its lead CAR-T candidate.

    By July 19, 2024
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    Amylyx’s CEOs on their ALS setback and quest to revamp the pipeline

    Co-CEOs Josh Cohen and Justin Klee reflect on what they learned from Relyvrio’s failure and how they’re carrying those lessons forward with other drugs.

    By July 17, 2024
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    Biotech Spotlight

    A new biotech tackling IBD joins a race against Lilly and Gilead for a promising pill

    Ensho Therapeutics just launched but is already generating buzz with its phase 2-ready clinical program for inflammatory bowel disease.

    By Alexandra Pecci • July 17, 2024
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    Has pharma emerged from the ‘age of uncertainty’?

    An industry reeling from a precarious market is showing signs of stabilizing as the future becomes a little less cloudy, an Evaluate report suggests.

    By July 16, 2024
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    Is a better CAR-T cell therapy option on the horizon?

    In vivo CAR-T cell technology has the potential to solve some major issues in the field and could enter the clinic this year.

    By Kelly Bilodeau • July 15, 2024
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    Biotech Spotlight

    Mining clues from a library of brain tissue samples, Cerevance takes a precision approach to CNS disorders

    Mid-stage data from the company’s lead candidate in Parkinson’s is expected later this year and could tee up an IPO.

    By July 15, 2024
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    Could pharma’s blockbuster immunotherapies work in dogs?

    Vetigenics believes it’s found a way to make pricey antibody-based technologies more accessible for animals. 

    By Alexandra Pecci • July 9, 2024
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    FDA approval is just the beginning. Now Lilly’s Kisunla faces the tough Alzheimer’s market.

    Recent history suggests an Alzheimer’s approval doesn’t necessarily translate to market triumph. Perhaps for Eli Lilly’s Kisunla, this time could be different.

    By July 9, 2024
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    In the rapidly shrinking COVID market, this company still sees opportunity

    GeoVax is developing a next-gen COVID vaccine targeting a population that’s so far been elusive: immunocompromised patients.

    By Alexandra Pecci • July 3, 2024
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    How BeiGene is taking on established blockbusters with an expanding blood cancer arsenal

    BeiGene’s Brukinsa is the first in a hematology franchise that the company hopes will rival top-sellers and introduce a new lineup of medicines for patients.

    By July 2, 2024
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    Biotech Spotlight

    Protein power: a biotech mining viruses to fight disease

    Flagship Pioneering-backed Prologue Medicine is harnessing the evolutionary tactics of viral proteins to systematically find new drugs.

    By Kelly Bilodeau • July 1, 2024
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    Up-and-comers look for an edge in the bustling ADC field

    The next wave of targeted ADC therapies is on the horizon, and these three potential rising stars could help carry the field forward.

    By June 28, 2024
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    Women with a common hormonal disorder have few good treatment options. Could GLP-1 drugs help?

    Obesity drugs like Wegovy are proving useful in many other diseases. Polycystic ovary syndrome, a chronic condition that can cause infertility, may be one.

    By Delilah Alvarado • June 27, 2024
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    Don’t call it a comeback: Biotech’s CNS resurgence forges Big Pharma connections

    Neuroscience pipelines are reawakening as biotechs prove to the pharma giants that the field is still worth the investment.

    By June 27, 2024
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    After 33 years, Geron’s first approval marks a turn in Nobel-winning science

    The decades-long story of how a first-in-class blood cancer treatment went from bench to bedside.

    By Alexandra Pecci • June 26, 2024
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    Ahead of its upcoming decision date, a competitor takes aim at KarXT

    The FDA isn’t slated to render a decision about BMS and Karuna’s potential breakthrough schizophrenia med until September — but a biotech is already hoping to be hot on its heels.  

    By Kelly Bilodeau • June 25, 2024
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    Q&A

    Can Moderna’s COVID-flu combo shot improve flagging vaccination rates?

    A COVID and flu duo could ease manufacturing and administration, potentially driving higher vaccination rates, said Moderna’s VP of North American medical affairs.

    By June 25, 2024
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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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    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