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The Israeli biotech announced disappointing Phase II/III data for opaganib while expanding its Phase II/III RHB-107 study. Pharming unveiled promising data from a company-sponsored study, but an imbalance in an investigator-led study confounded results, while CalciMedica built on the case for its drug as a treatment for COVID-19 pneumonia.
Private Company Edition: Venture capital mega-rounds continue a brisk pace with machine learning-based drug discovery firm insitro and gene therapy developer Graphite Bio among recent $100m-plus deals. Also, Argobio raised €50m to fund five start-ups in Europe.
Executives expect the changes wrought by necessity in the face of a global pandemic to have lasting effects, both positive and negative, on the biopharma sector. Here they share their predictions for the coming year.
Industry leaders share their expectations around COVID-19 for the coming year. Further product development and vaccine rollout will be key themes in 2021. Equitable supply and addressing the mental health challenges associated with lockdowns also loom large.