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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

Nearly One Year Post-Celgene: BMS CMO On Pipeline Progress, Clinical Trial Diversity

Chief medical officer Samit Hirawat outlines R&D successes – though there have been some setbacks since it bought Celgene for $74bn last year – and the company’s commitment to clinical trial diversity.

Research and Development Strategies Clinical Trials

Finance Watch: Two New VC Funds Raise $755m To Fund Innovation

Private Company Edition: Also, Medicxi’s new €200m fund will be reinvested in a portfolio of six life science companies and Silverback more than doubled its 2020 money with an $85m series C round.

Financing StartUps and SMEs

Approval Of BMS/Bluebird’s Ide-Cel May Come Just In Time

In last year’s acquisition, Bristol Myers Squibb agreed to pay Celgene investors another $9 per share based on three approvals, including idecabtagene vicleucel (bb2121) by 30 March 2021.

Drug Review ImmunoOncology

Amgen’s KRAS Inhibitor Shows Durability; Pivotal Data Possible This Year

Newly published data and results presented at ESMO for Amgen’s sotorasib (AMG 510) show relatively long-lasting responses and progression-free survival in lung cancer. 

Clinical Trials Personalized Medicine

Finance Watch: 2020 IPOs Surpass 2019 Total With 52 To Date

ES: Public Company Edition: Fifty biopharma companies launched initial public offerings in the US last year and there have been 52 so far in 2020, including Metacrine, Dyne, Athira and COMPASS.

Financing Business Strategies

Lilly’s Olumiant Could Get Blood Clot Redemption With EUA For COVID

When the US FDA approved Olumiant (baricitinib) for RA, it insisted on a lower dose because of fears of blood clots. Now that an NIH trial has shown that the product plus Gilead’s Veklury (remdesivir) provided a statistically significant reduction in time to recovery versus remdesivir alone for hospitalized COVID patients, Olumaint may get an emergency use authorization from FDA to treat a condition that itself causes blood clots. That doesn't mean the black box is going away; it's just a reminder that there is as much magic and mystery to medicine sometimes as there is science. 

Coronavirus COVID-19 Clinical Trials
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