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A journalist and editor for more than 30 years, John has a broad interest in pharmaceuticals-related health care policy and breakthroughs in scientific and medical research.  He has degrees in biology and biochemical pharmacology.
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AZ’s ZS-9 Targets Hyperkalemia Sector As It Nears EU Market

A potential near-blockbuster drug, AstraZeneca’s Lokelma (ZS-9), has received a positive opinion from Europe’s CHMP and, if approved, will soon have to justify best-in-class plaudits and a hefty acquisition price.

Approvals Market Intelligence

Ocular Therapeutix Gets Lead Product Back On Track

The long-acting eye insert Dextenza has been accepted for review by the US FDA, a piece of good news for Ocular Therapeutix that had previously received a complete response letter on manufacturing issues and a mixed bag of late-stage clinical trial results.

Companies Ophthalmic

Rosalind Franklin Institute May Calm Industry’s Brexit Fears

The setting up of the Rosalind Franklin Institute to link up with one of the world’s largest electron microscopy centers in Harwell, Oxford, could bolster company sentiment towards UK R&D investment in a post-Brexit world.

Innovation Policy

Deal Watch: Teva's Sol Barer Leads Buyout Of IO Start-up NexImmune

Instead of helping raise a Series A, the Teva chairman and others acquire the preclinical company, convinced of its synthetic nanotech promise in immuno-oncology. Vifor and ChemoCentryx expand their orphan and renal disease collaboration, while Gilead out-licenses an addiction drug candidate.

Commercial Deals

What Progress In The Rare Disease, Osteogenesis Imperfecta?

Two-year-old biotech Mereo BioPharma Group plc is planning to start a pivotal Phase IIb study in osteogenesis imperfecta patients in the first-half of this year with its anti-sclerostin antibody, BPS-804, and if the results are promising, EU patients could gain early access through the region’s adaptive pathways program.

Rare Diseases Clinical Trials

Pipeline Watch: Top-Line Tenapanor, Doravirine And Tofacitinib Results

Pipeline Watch has been updated to bring greater depth and detail to a potential therapeutic product’s progress through the R&D pipeline. The table brings you a snapshot of selected late-stage clinical trial events in the pharma and biotech industries.

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