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Finance Watch: 2021 Now Has More IPOs Than 2020, But With $3.2bn Less

Public Company Edition: It took 256 days for 2021 to surpass the 2020 record of 86 biopharma initial public offerings in the US in one year. Also, Procaps raised $115m ahead of its SPAC merger and aTyr and bluebird raised $75m each.

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Wet AMD Market Snapshot: A High-Growth Market Poised For Change

Regeneron's Eylea and Roche's Lucentis currently dominate the treatment market for wet-AMD and diabetic eye disease, but biosimilar ranibizumab and new brand launches are on the horizon.

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Leap Therapeutics And MacroGenics Among Early Winners And Losers At ESMO

Two companies looking to challenge Merck’s Keytruda with new combinations have had contrasting reactions from investors

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With Delta Variant Spread, Herd Immunity A ‘Myth’, Says Public Health Expert

Ex-WHO executive and co-chair of the Asia Pacific Immunization Coalition, Tikki Pangestu, outlined at a recent briefing why he believes herd immunity for COVID-19 will not be achievable against the backdrop of the global spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. Facets of vaccine hesitancy and the complexity of vaccine manufacturing were among the other issues discussed by experts.









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Breast Cancer Trial Enrollment Illustrates Diversity Challenge

INFOGRAPHIC: Data on industry-sponsored breast cancer studies posted on ClinicalTrials.gov shows how much work remains for drug makers to ensure their studies enroll diverse populations.

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Many Failures Before One Success

For Biogen/Eisai’s success with Aduhelm, there were 93 failures in the anti-amyloid field. Scrip took a look back at how the pipeline for amyloid-targeting Alzheimer’s drugs progressed over roughly the past decade to showcase exactly how difficult the Alzheimer’s space has been. 

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Titans Of Pharma 2021: J&J’s Gorsky Tops Big Pharma Remuneration

INFOGRAPHIC: A snapshot of the compensation packages of CEOs and R&D leaders of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies, alongside median employee pay and key company performance metrics.

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Biocon-Serum Combine Forces, mRNA Opportunities On Radar

Serum to hold 15% in Biocon arm Biocon Biologics as part of a broad alliance that expects to leverage the partners' strengths and resources in vaccines and biologics. Pursuing opportunities based on the hot mRNA technology platform appears firmly on the table.

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Moderna Unveils COVID-19 Booster Data As Pfizer Goes Before Skeptical Regulators

Moderna is hot on the heels of Pfizer with booster data for its COVID-19 vaccine, and could benefit from its rival being first to face potential skepticism from the US FDA over booster data for its vaccine.

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Vifor Clinches Deal For Travere's Rare Kidney Disorder Drug

The Swiss group has delivered on its promise to secure more deals in the nephrology space by bagging the rights in Europe, Australia and New Zealand to sparsentan, which is deep into a Phase III program for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis and IgA nephropathy.

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Provepharm’s CEO Plans Fresh Acquisitions After Raising €120m

France’s Provepharm Life Solutions, which finds new uses for known mature molecules, in particular antidotes and surgical dyes, by improving their efficacy and maximizing their therapeutic potential, has fresh funds to expand its portfolio.

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Roche Gives The Stage To A New Generation Of Cancer Drugs

With big oncology losses largely in the rearview mirror, Roche is trying to sell investors on its next wave of cancer drugs; R&D overview pushes message of pipeline renewal.

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Theravance To Slash Headcount By 75% After Latest Clinical Trial Setback

The Phase III failure of ampreloxetine in nOH followed disappointing Phase IIb data for izencitinib in ulcerative colitis in August. Theravance narrows focus to respiratory disease, including label expansions for Yupelri.

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UK Chooses Pfizer And Moderna For COVID-19 Boosters, But Questions Remain On Unpublished Trial Data

The UK’s choice of the mRNA vaccines as COVID-19 boosters is no surprise – but not releasing the key study data behind the decision is.

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Provention Maps Possible Regulatory Path For Troubled Teplizumab

Provention has been working hard collecting necessary data for a potential BLA resubmission for teplizumab in patients at risk of developing type 1 diabetes after receiving a complete response letter in July. Hopes rest on a Type A meeting with the FDA in Q4.

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Delay For Calliditas Kidney Drug Not Major Cause For Concern

Shares in Sweden's Calliditas have taken a tumble on the news that the US FDA has pushed back the action date for its immunoglobulin A nephropathy Nefecon. However, the company, and certain analysts, are less worried, believing the delay is just a blip.

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AstraZeneca Finds Two More Potential Partners For Imfinzi

Adding oleclumab and monalizumab to the PD-L1 inhibitor improved PFS, while another study showed improved real-world outcomes.

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Bayer Bigs Up Vitrakvi In Comparison With Roche's Rozlytrek

In the absence of head-to-head data, the results from a "matching-adjusted indirect comparison" suggest favorable efficacy of the German group's treatment for solid tumors that have a neurotrophic receptor tyrosine kinase gene fusion when compared with competitor Rozlytrek from Roche.

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Pipeline Watch: Phase III Readouts In NSCLC, Ovarian Cancer And More

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

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