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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

Finance Watch: A SPACtacular Week For Biopharma Deals And Dollars

Public Company Edition: Four health care special purpose acquisition vehicles went public and two others announced mergers, but only one biopharma firm priced an IPO during the week of 19-23 October. Replimune’s $250m offering led recent FOPOs.

Financing Deals

With $850m, Nuvation Aims To Speed Novel Cancer Drugs To Patients

Nuvation started in 2018 and raised a $275m series A round in 2019. Now it is merging with the EcoR1 Capital-sponsored SPAC Panacea Acquisition Corp. and raising $500m in equity capital.

Financing Deals

Finance Watch: Have Investors Reached IPO Fatigue?

Public Company Edition: Codiak, Kiromic, Aligos and Opthea have fallen below their initial public offering values, while Tarsus and Praxis are trading higher. Also, 5AM, MPM and Cormorant took biotech SPACs public and Evotec led recent non-IPO financings with a €250m private placement.

Financing Growth

Finance Watch: Biopharma VC Deals On Track For A Record-Breaking Year

Private Company Edition: Venture capital invested in pharma and biotech in 2020 totaled $19.5m through Q3, just $400m below the full-year record total of $19.9bn in 2018. Also, Canaan and Catalio reveal new VC funds, while Talaris’s $115m series B leads recent financings.

Financing Innovation

Moving Cell And Gene Therapies Into Chronic Conditions Depends On Durability, Safety

Biopharma executives discussed their strategies for treating chronic diseases during the Cell and Gene Meeting on the Mesa, including R&D and regulatory considerations.

Gene Therapy Regenerative Medicine

BMS Sees Zeposia As Safer Oral Option In Ulcerative Colitis

Bristol Myers Squibb reported detailed results from the Phase III TRUE NORTH study that show durable remissions in a patient population that switches therapies due to loss of response. 

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