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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.
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Merck Acquires Novel Neurodegenerative Disease Target With Calporta Buy

The deal worth up to $576m gives Merck what Calporta founding investor Avalon believes is the most advanced program targeting TRPML1, a lysosomal ion channel implicated in neurodegenerative diseases when the lysosome stops clearing debris from cells.

Deals Neurology

Finance Watch: As US IPO Market Gets More Challenging, Two Companies Opt Out

Public Company Edition: Five biopharma firms went public in the US in recent weeks, but Inhibrx withdrew its IPO and Monopar postponed its offering. Also, Tot Biopharm launched an IPO in Hong Kong, while Epizyme sold royalties and issued debt to raise up to $270m.

Financing Business Strategies

Finance Watch: Cell And Gene Therapies Buck 2019’s Venture Capital Trend

Private Company Edition: VC deals are surging this year for cell and gene therapy firms, according to ARM’s third quarter report. Also, Vivo Capital and the CF Foundation plan to invest nearly $2bn in health care and life science opportunities, and Akeso completes $150m series D.

Financing Regenerative Medicine

HIV PrEP Patent Dispute Escalates As HHS Files Suit Against Gilead

Trump administration wants the HIV drug maker to license HHS patents related to pre-exposure prophylaxis. Lawsuit follows Gilead’s request in August for the USPTO’s PTAB to conduct an inter partes review of the four-year-old patents.

Intellectual Property Infectious Diseases

HIV PrEP Patent Dispute Escalates As HHS Files Suit Against Gilead

Trump administration wants the HIV drug maker to license HHS patents related to pre-exposure prophylaxis. Lawsuit follows Gilead’s request in August for the USPTO’s PTAB to conduct an inter partes review of the four-year-old patents.

Intellectual Property Infectious Diseases

ASH First Look: CAR-T Therapies Against BCMA, CD19 And More

CAR-T therapies from Janssen, Celgene and others will get a lot of attention at the annual hematology meeting, including candidates with novel constructs and targets. 

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