Kevin Grogan has been writing about pharmaceuticals for over twenty years in roles that have included online editor for PharmaTimes. After four years freelancing, which involved writing for all the principal titles in the sector, as well as consultancy work with major pharmaceutical companies, he joined Scrip as Managing Editor, Europe, Commercial in the summer of 2017.
Covering all aspects of the pharma industry, Kevin has interviewed pretty much all the leading figures in the sector, both in the UK and globally. A regular attendee at financial and medical conferences worldwide (and moderating at some), he has also appeared on BBC television and radio, ITV and Channel 4 to discuss events in the pharmaceutical industry.
Fluent in Spanish, he previously worked as a journalist on rock/pop music publications, was chief sub editor at the Catholic weekly newspaper The Universe and also contributed articles to the likes of The Independent and the Manchester Evening News on football.
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Novartis expected to give Joe Jimenez a good farewell gift; AbbVie says it is not planning major M&A to focus on risankizumab and upadacitinib, but Celgene is on the hunt for deals – will Juno be its next big buy?
Observers are weighing up whether it makes sense for Celgene to spend in the region of $12bn and plump for the promise of Juno's CAR-T program and whether it would be forced to abandon another promising partner in bluebird.
Celgene, which continues to plough back a very high proportion of its revenues into R&D, remains the preferred partner of choice for biotechs who hope to bring the next wave of innovative products to the market, Kevin Loth, VP of corporate affairs and policy in Europe tells Scrip.
Now that the European Commission has finally given the go-ahead to Ocrevus, regarded by multiple sclerosis specialists as a game changer especially for the primary progressive form of the disease, observers will be watching to see what pricing strategy Roche adopts.
The Swiss firm's chief scientific officer tells Scrip that working with world-renowned researchers in Beijing can only help Ferring achieve its goal of becoming the number one reproductive medicines company.
Alder ended a patent dispute with Teva with a deal that will enable it to take its Phase III migraine candidate forward, while Sanofi restructures pair of partnerships with Alnylam and Regeneron heading into the J.P. Morgan Healthcare conference – where despite a flow of mid-stage deals, stakeholders are hoping US tax reform means bigger deals to come.