Scrip Asks… Is The Microbiome Hype Or Happening?
Buzz is growing over the potential of research on the microbiome to yield new therapeutics. Scrip asked pharma, academics and venture capitalists how long it might take to see results, what breakthroughs are needed and which therapeutic areas might benefit first. Vote to tell us what you think.
You may also be interested in...
The Swiss specialty drug company gains a Phase III microbiome product for the prevention of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection and a broader platform for Microbiota Restoration Therapy.
Development is most advanced in C. difficile infection, but US FDA's exploration of pathways to expedite single pathogen treatments could spur earlier-stage QIDP projects targeting Staphylococcus and Pseudomonas species.
Biopharma financing decreased by 29% in the first quarter of 2017; conversely, M&As set a record, reaching $61.9 billion. The largest alliance of the quarter involved the microbiome.