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Joseph Haas

Joseph Haas is a senior writer for Informa’s pharmaceutical news publications, with more than eight years covering the biopharmaceutical industry. He previously worked in public affairs for a real estate trade association and wrote about housing and real estate before moving into healthcare. Most recently, he was managing editor of a newsletter publisher, leading its coverage of the implementation of the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit. Joe’s areas of expertise include business development, mergers and acquisitions, infectious diseases and liver diseases, including hepatitis C, hepatitis B and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). He edits the popular Deal Watch column and enjoys profiling start-up companies. 

Latest From Joseph Haas

Deal Watch: How Did J.P. Morgan Deal-Making Compare To Prior Years?

Licensing deals and partnerships carried the day during another hectic J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. Pfizer racked up its third deal of the week in a cancer collaboration with Dren Bio.

Deal Watch Business Strategies

Life After NASH For CymaBay: An Interview With CEO Sujal Shah

With up to $100m from Abingworth and a recent $75m FOPO, CymaBay has runway to await pivotal data in primary biliary cholangitis in 2023 for seladelpar, after the candidate failed in NASH. It sees a significant market opportunity in the second-line setting cornered by Intercept.

Companies Business Strategies

Deal Watch: Bristol, Pfizer Lead Off J.P. Morgan Week With Two Deals Apiece

Despite no mega-deals (yet), the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference’s first day brings the usual flurry of deals, including a pair of tie-ups each for Bristol and Pfizer. BioNTech moves into cancer with Crescendo.

Deal Watch Business Strategies

EY: Don’t Expect Mega-Mergers To Return, But ‘Never Say Never’

Firm’s annual biopharma firepower report notes there were no mega-mergers in 2021 and the conditions continue to make smaller deals and partnerships a better risk proposition.

M & A Deals

Deal Watch: J&J Begins 2022 With Trio Of Technology Alliances

Heading into the J.P. Morgan Healthcare conference, pharmas have been focusing on discovery alliances. J&J’s deals look into novel tissue-targeted drugs, ionic liquid delivery technology and cancer vaccine R&D. Lilly teams with Entos on novel methods for delivering neurology drugs.

Deal Watch Business Strategies

Exscientia And Sanofi Will Search For 15 Novel Oncology, Immunology Drugs Under New Pact

Building on an alliance dating back to 2016, Exscientia and Sanofi will use artificial intelligence and insights gleaned from patient tissue samples to seek out 15 novel therapies.

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