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Kevin Grogan

Managing Editor

London, UK

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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After buying BlueRock Therapeutics outright last year, the Leverkusen-headquartered group has put down $2bn up front to acquire another cell and gene therapy specialist in Asklepios BioPharmaceutical.

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With Roche's oral spinal muscular atrophy therapy Evrysdi off to a strong start after its recent US launch, Novartis is switching its priorities for rival RNA-splicing drug branaplam and putting it into a Phase IIb trial for Huntington's disease.

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