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Scrip Asks… What's The Current Climate For Deal-Making? (Part 1)

Following Gilead's acquisition of Kite, buzz grew that the deal might catalyze a surge in deal-making. Scrip asked a broad cross-section of biopharma insiders and observers about the deal-making environment – first up are responses from small biotechs.

Business Strategies M & A Deals

Roche Goes Back To Nature With Warp Drive Antibiotic Pact

The Swiss major is paying up to $387m to get access to potential natural antibiotics that have not been analyzed previously, 'owing to historical technology limitations.'

Infectious Diseases Research & Development Deals

Finance Watch: Rhythm And OptiNose IPOs Bring 2017 Total To 31, Surpassing 2016

Public Company Financings: Rhythm and OptiNose are the 30th and 31st initial public offerings of 2017. Also, reverse mergers add two more newly public firms, Valeant raises $1bn to pay down more debt, and PhaseRx and Trevena cut jobs.

Financing Business Strategies Commercial

Publisher's Spotlight: Informa’s CARE Awards Open For Nominations

Enter your clinical research team, novel trial design, outstanding results and more for Informa Pharma Intelligence’s 2018 Clinical and Research Excellence (CARE) Awards.

Clinical Trials Innovation Research and Development Strategies

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What Was On Hold Is New Again As Impact Raises $22.5m For Fedratinib

Medicxi-funded Impact Biomedicines gave Sanofi a stake in the start-up to acquire fedratinib and bring the JAK2 inhibitor, which was placed on a clinical hold in 2013, to patients who are out of options.

Financing Business Strategies Cancer

Traditional Vs. Digital: Merck And GSK Battle For HPV Vaccines In China

In contrast to GSK’s online-to-offline approach to promote its HPV vaccine, Merck is going the conventional route and tapping into the Chinese market via a domestic partner for Gardasil and other vaccines. Its partner Zhifei Biological is accelerating an expansion of its direct sales team to extend its reach.

China Vaccines Strategy

Consolidation in Generics Sector As Impax Merges With Amneal

The deal will create the fifth-largest generics company in the US with one of the largest pipelines, with about 150 pending ANDAs and 165 projects in active stages of development.

M & A Generic Drugs

Asia Executives To Watch: Pfizer Japan New President, Novo Nordisk China GM

Pfizer appoints new leadership in Japan amid sluggish growth. Top executive changes also made at Novo Nordisk and Stryker in China, Hutchison MediTech and Boston Scientific in the Asia Pacific.

Commercial Appointments

Cara Ready To Move Into Pivotal Studies In ESRD Pruritus

With a successful end-of-Phase II meeting with FDA concluded, Cara moves closer to bringing the first drug to market for pruritus in ESRD patients on dialysis.

Clinical Trials Drug Approval Standards

Competition Piles Up: 100 Teneligliptin Brands Now In India

A hundred teneligliptin brands (including the combination) are said to now jostle for space in the competitive Indian DPP-4 (dipeptidyl peptidase-4) inhibitor market. An uptick in volumes and a significant decline in the prices of teneligliptin probably mean that Merck’s Januvia and Novartis’ Galvus will need to keep a sharp eye on the molecule in the diabetes segment in India.

India Commercial

Finance Watch: J&J Notes JLabs Incubators' Success Stories To Date

Private Company Edition: Life science firms in J&J's JLabs incubators have raised $9.4bn to date from deals and financings, including five IPOs. Also, October brings a wide range of new equity and VC financings.

StartUps and SMEs Financing

Pharma Q3 Results Preview: J&J, Roche Set The Scene

Most of the big pharma companies will report their third-quarter results over the next three weeks. As usual, Johnson & Johnson and Roche will get out of the blocks early on. Scrip considers what to expect from the two front-runners, in the first of our regular financial results previews.

Sales & Earnings Biosimilars

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Ipsen To File Cabozantinib For Liver Cancer In 1Q 2018

Ipsen's Phase III CELESTIAL trial succeeds: cabozantinib meets primary overall survival endpoint in patients with advanced liver cancer. 

Cancer Clinical Trials Research and Development Strategies

Allergan May Rue Mohawk Tribe Deal As Court Invalidates Restasis Patents

District court questions legitimacy of Allergan's patent transfer tactic, saying it 'could spell the end of the PTO's IPR program.'

Intellectual Property Legal Issues

European Approval Recommendation Delayed Again For Roche’s Ocrevus

No European approval recommendation for Roche multiple sclerosis drug Ocrevus but the Swiss major tells Scrip it is hopeful of getting approval within four months.

Neurology Drug Review

Spark's Gene Therapy Is On The Cusp Of Approval; Now It Gets Interesting

Spark's Luxturna is all but guaranteed to reach the US market as the first gene therapy following a unanimous positive FDA advisory committee review. Discussions about cost and value are sure to intensify.

Advisory Committees Market Access

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Pipeline Watch: Topline Phase III Results For Tenapanor, Abemaciclib

Pipeline Watch is a weekly snapshot of selected late-stage clinical trial events announced by pharmaceutical and biotech companies at medical and industry conferences, in financial and company presentations, and in company releases and statements.

Pipeline Watch Approvals Research & Development

Chi-Med's Savolitinib: Overcoming Treatment Resistance in NSCLC

China-based but UK- and US-quoted Chi-Med is building up clinical data for its late-stage anticancer savolitinib, this time in patients with treatment-refractory lung cancer.

Clinical Trials Cancer

Cara Ready To Move Into Pivotal Studies In ESRD Pruritus

With a successful end-of-Phase II meeting with FDA concluded, Cara moves closer to bringing the first drug to market for pruritus in ESRD patients on dialysis.

Clinical Trials Drug Approval Standards

'Game-Changer' For Ardelyx As Tenapanor Phase III Is A Hit In IBS-C

Positive data for its irritable bowel syndrome therapy put Ardelyx in a better position for partnering and set it up for a filing next year.

Clinical Trials Research & Development