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Mike Ward

London, UK
Mike has been writing, analysing and commenting on the life sciences industry for more than 30 years as a journalist and investment bank analyst. He has focused on business models, R&D strategies and how to finance innovation, and is often called upon by the industry's key stakeholders to provide thought leadership. In 2010 he was named European Mediscience Commentator of the Year and has appeared on the shortlist for that award on numerous occasions. When not commentating on all things pharma, Mike is engaged actively in pub quizzes, either as a competitor or a compiler. He is also a qualified FA soccer coach.
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Rexgenero: Tackling Critical Limb Ischemia With Cell Therapy Approach

Emerging Company Profile: Rexgenero is developing a cell therapy to treat critical limb ischemia and is in the process of raising €25m to fund the Phase III program on top of €60m the company has raised to date. CEO Joe Dupere spoke with Scrip's Mike Ward at the Biotech Showcase last month.

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AmpliPhi Advances Phage In Clinic To Address Microbial Infections

Emerging Company Profile: Using cocktails of bacteriophages to attack bacterial infections, San Diego-based AmpliPhi has made progress in Phase I studies for its lead program. CEO Scott Salka explains to Mike Ward how he is looking to secure sufficient capital to support the Phase II development of AmpliPhi's lead program against chronic rhinosinusitis while advancing other product candidates.

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Shield Pilots Ironclad Specialty Future With Feraccru

Bolstered with a successful launch in Germany and the UK of its anemia treatment Feraccru, Shield Therapeutics is looking to expand both the label and its market reach.

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J&J Poised To Establish No-Strings Attached JLABS Outside America

As J&J announced the establishment of its eighth JLABS facility, Melinda Richter, head of J&J Innovation, JLABS, says that the company is actively looking to establish JLABS in Europe and Asia.

Commercial Business Strategies

Refocusing Tarveda On Tumor-Targeted Mini-Drug Conjugates

Emerging Company Profile: Tarveda Therapeutics has refocused during the past 18 months on its Pentarin technology. The company has raised $91.8m to date, including a recent $30m Series D round, which it will use to produce human data that could make it attractive to investors or pharma partners.

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Keryx Looks To Label Expansion To Drive Auryxia

Keryx plans to expand Aurexia’s label to treat iron deficiency in pre-dialysis patients while searching for additional nephrology assets during 2017.

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