Managing Editor, US Commercial News
Mandy reports on daily biopharma developments, writes feature stories and produces Scrip's Finance Watch column. She covers finance, start-ups, dealmaking, clinical trial results, quarterly earnings reports, commercial competition and corporate strategy.
Mandy regularly interviews everyone from big pharma CEOs to biotech start-up founders, enhancing her expertise on industry trends and market dynamics. She also is interested in drug pricing and novel reimbursement strategies, new treatments in areas of true unmet need, diversity in the biopharma industry and novel approaches to drug development. She has been a business reporter since 2000, covering biopharma, biotech law and commercial real estate.
Latest From Mandy Jackson
Ionis Invests For The Future In New Technologies, Manufacturing Innovation
Through partnerships with Bicycle and Metagenomi, Ionis is working on new chemistries and novel medicines. It is also expanding manufacturing capacity to enable its scientific growth.
Ionis Finds Its Footing Ahead Of Its First Big Commercial Step
Ionis will launch its first commercial product through a co-commercialization agreement with AstraZeneca early next year, in preparation for its first wholly-owned drug launches soon to follow.
Finance Watch: Mega-Round Mania As RNA Therapeutics, Gene Editing Attract VC Cash
Private Company Edition: Two companies raised multiple hundreds of millions of dollars each helping to keep the number of $100m-plus venture capital mega-rounds on the rise in May. Also, Ascend raised $132.5m to make gene and cell therapies, and Nido emerged with $109m for neurological diseases.
ElevateBio Raises $401m To Fund Its Own And Partners’ Future Cell And Gene Therapy Needs
ElevateBio closed a series D venture capital round and revealed a potentially multibillion-dollar deal between its Life Edit subsidiary and Novo Nordisk as demand for its cell and gene therapy capabilities grow.
ReNAgade Emerges With $300m To Pursue Extra-Hepatic Delivery Of RNA Medicines
ReNAgade Therapeutics came out of stealth mode with $300m to fund its proprietary technology for delivery of RNA medicines – including coding, editing and gene insertion modalities – beyond the liver.
Ironwood Paying $1bn For VectivBio To Extend Its GI Franchise Beyond Linzess
Ironwood said it believes VectivBio’s once-weekly GLP-2 analog apraglutide is differentiated from Takeda’s once-daily Gattex in short bowel syndrome and could generate $1bn in peak sales.