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Mandy Jackson

Mandy Jackson is the US West Coast Editor for Scrip Intelligence. Mandy reports on daily biopharma news and regularly interviews everyone from big pharma CEOs to biotech startup founders about the business strategy behind their finance, dealmaking and drug development news. She also has an interest in drug pricing and novel reimbursement strategies, new treatments in areas of true unmet need, and business development trends. Mandy has been a business news reporter for more than 15 years, covering biotech and pharma companies, biotech law and commercial real estate. She is based in San Diego, California – the venue for many medical and biopharma industry meetings.

Latest From Mandy Jackson

Arvinas, Pfizer Partner To Pursue Best-In-Class Breast Cancer Strategy

Pfizer agreed to pay up to $2.4bn to share development and commercialization costs for Arvinas’ estrogen receptor degrader, including in combination with Ibrance.

Deals Cancer

Finance Watch: $135m In Venture Capital Will Fund Amylyx’s Late-Stage ALS Drug

Private Company Edition: Amylyx will use its new cash to run a Phase III trial and submit applications seeking EU and Canadian approvals of AMX0035, but US filing plans based on prior Phase II/III data are less clear. Also, three VC firms raised new funds targeting biopharma and other investments.

Financing Innovation

Cytokinetics’ CK-274 Appears To Upstage BMS’s Newly Acquired Mavacamten

The REDWOOD-HCM study showed early, sustained efficacy and no serious adverse events with a drug Cytokinetics designed to be superior to mavacamten, a drug it spun out via BMS-acquired MyoKardia.

Clinical Trials Comparative Effectiveness

Finance Watch: The Bigger The Better? Erasca, Imago Rise After IPOs

Public Company Edition: Three $100m-plus US initial public offerings launched on 15 July after two smaller biopharma IPOs earlier in the month. Also, Gelesis announced a SPAC merger, Brii and Amniotics launched ex-US IPOs, and Intellia, Cerevel and Kymera priced large follow-on offerings. 

Financing Growth

Wugen Raises $172m To Advance NK Cells In Blood Cancers, Solid Tumors

Wugen has worked on its platform in stealth mode while co-founders at Washington University in St. Louis tested initial product WU-NK-101 in AML. Its new funding will support company-sponsored trials. 

Financing Business Strategies

Finance Watch: Venture Capital On Track For Another Record Year

Private Company Edition: With $8.9bn raised in the second quarter, venture capital investment in biopharma companies reached its second highest quarterly total to date – behind only Q1 of this year. Also, Nimbus Therapeutics raised $105m and European drug developers get in on the VC action. 

Financing StartUps and SMEs
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