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Joseph Haas

Joseph Haas is a senior writer for Informa’s pharmaceutical news publications, with more than eight years covering the biopharmaceutical industry. He previously worked in public affairs for a real estate trade association and wrote about housing and real estate before moving into healthcare. Most recently, he was managing editor of a newsletter publisher, leading its coverage of the implementation of the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit. Joe’s areas of expertise include business development, mergers and acquisitions, infectious diseases and liver diseases, including hepatitis C, hepatitis B and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). He edits the popular Deal Watch column and enjoys profiling start-up companies. 
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Up Front Or Back End? Considering The Best Structure For Milestone Fees

PwC partner Dmitri Drone explained that a deal for an asset with high commercial expectations is best structured with more emphasis on pre-approval than post-approval payments. A post-approval focus on shared risk is more appropriate when an asset is licensed at an earlier stage of development.

Business Strategies Deals

Patient Group Collaboration In Rare Diseases Offers Model For Cell/Gene Therapy Firms

Companies doing groundbreaking work in cell and gene therapies should look to how rare disease drug developers partnered with patient advocacy groups and disease foundations to advance their shared goals, suggested speakers at the Cell & Gene Exchange conference.

Research and Development Strategies Regenerative Medicine

Deal Watch: Takeda Signs Broad Cancer Collaboration With Nektar

Takeda will pair five cancer candidates with different mechanisms of action with Nektar's NKTR-214 and Merck follows up its Phase III disappointment verubecestat by licensing a preclinical Alzheimer's drug from Teijin.

Deals M & A

Keep In Touch: Communication Maintains Ongoing Purdue/Shionogi Pact

The private US pain specialist and Japanese pharma have partnered for more than a decade to develop novel pain candidates, but despite perhaps slow progress, the level of collaboration has grown with strong communication.

Leadership Business Strategies

Deal Watch: Sandoz Licenses Posimir For Pain As Durect Generates Data For Resubmission

Sandoz acquires rights to extended-release bupivacaine once held by Nycomed and Hospira in deal paying Durect $20m up front. Video interview: Partners Elasmogen and Feldan collaborate with Amgen.

Deals M & A

Tech Transfer Roundup: Boehringer Fits Deal Structure To Partner's Expertise

Boehringer Ingelheim's Paola Casarosa explains that when her company partners with academia, it looks for the best way to mine that level of expertise rather than trying to fit the collaboration to a preferred deal model. Plus, our roundup includes three cancer-related deals and one for dry eye disease.

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