Managing Editor, Europe
Covering all aspects of the pharma industry and across all therapeutic areas, Kevin has interviewed pretty much all the leading figures in the sector. A regular attendee at financial and medical conferences (and moderating at some), he has also appeared on BBC television and radio, ITV and Channel 4 to discuss the industry. Fluent in Spanish, he previously worked as a journalist on rock/pop music publications, was chief sub editor at Catholic newspaper The Universe and contributed articles to the likes of The Independent and the Manchester Evening News on football.
Latest From Kevin Grogan
The UK firm with a presence in Boston has just emerged but Pheon’s CEO Bertrand Damour tells Scrip that big pharma is already showing interest in its next-generation antibody-drug conjugate.
The French biotech has presented positive Phase II data on lacutamab in mycosis fungoides at the EORTC-CLTG meeting in Madrid which looks to have de-risked the asset.
Discussion of the launch trajectory for the twice-yearly cholesterol therapy dominated the marketing portion of Novartis’s investor event and the firm is confident the foundations have been laid to push strong sales growth by the second half of next year.
PARP inhibitors have had great success in treating a number of cancers but the German major has placed a $65m bet that Nerviano's selective PARP1 approach could produce a safer and more efficacious option.
With a European approval in the bag for Tezspire, AstraZeneca is looking for quick and successful launches of the severe asthma drug so it can mount a challenge to the other biologics in the space, notably Sanofi and Regeneron’s Dupixent.
The Danish major’s head of development tells Scrip that as cardiovascular disease is very closely related to obesity and diabetes, Novo Nordisk has the expertise to thrive in the former.