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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

Amgen Hands Omecamtiv Back To Cytokinetics

While Amgen said the Phase III GALACTIC-HF results for omecamtiv mecarbil did not meet its high expectations for the heart failure candidate, Cytokinetics sees a path to treating certain patients.

Deals Cardiovascular

Finance Watch: Olema IPO Raises $209m To Advance OPI-1250 For Breast Cancer

Olema launched this year’s 76th US biopharma IPO. Also, investments in regenerative medicines reached a new high, Qiming closed a $1.2bn China-focused VC fund, D3 Bio led recent venture deals with a $200m round, and Bausch sold $2bn worth of notes to pay down near-term debts.

Financing Business Strategies

Imago Raises $80m Series C To Take Bomedemstat Into Phase III

The $80m financing will support a Phase III myelofibrosis study for the LSD1 inhibitor and earlier-stage programs, but additional late-stage studies will require an initial public offering, likely next year.

Financing Research and Development Strategies

Finance Watch: Have Biopharma IPOs Hit Their Limit?

Public Company Edition: Three companies postponed or withdrew their offerings, but drug developers continue to pursue IPOs. Also, Biocon, BMS and Epizyme raised money through new debt, Five Prime capitalized on positive data and Synthetic Biologic engaged a strategic advisor.

Financing Business Strategies

It Was Inevitable: FDA Inspection Delay Postpones BMS’s Liso-Cel Approval

Bristol Myers Squibb confirmed that approval for lisocabtagene maraleucel (liso-cel) will be delayed by the US FDA’s COVID-19-related restrictions on travel for manufacturing facility inspectors.

Drug Review Manufacturing

Cytokinetics Sees Omecamtiv Potential In Certain Heart Failure Patients

Detailed data for omecamtiv mecarbil at AHA show a slim overall benefit, but Cytokinetics highlighted its effects in sicker patients and investigators emphasized the drug’s impact on reduced hospitalizations.

Clinical Trials Cardiovascular
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