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UK special envoy on antimicrobial resistance Professor Dame Sally Davies, who is also the former chief medical officer for England, talks to In Vivo about the challenges of 2020, the importance of a strong working relationship between the public and private sectors, and reaching a turning point on AMR.
The number of new drugs containing new active substances approved in the EU rose significantly in 2020, underpinned by a strong showing for orphan-designated products and a string of novel medicines for cancer and infectious diseases. Notable among the new clutch of approvals was the first ever COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer/BioNTech's Comirnaty.
GSK achieved a first-in-class market oncology launch in 2020, but will have to increase that hit rate in order to fulfil its blockbuster ambitions.
Private Company Edition: Last year set a high bar for venture capital, but this year is starting strong. Recent VC mega-deals include $500m for EQRx and $230m-plus for Tessera Therapeutics. Also, BioGeneration Ventures closed a €140m ($170.2m) fund and NewAmsterdam raised a $196m series A.
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