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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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Doctors Frustrated By Lack Of Guidance On Who Should Get Aduhelm

Biogen has warned that uptake for its newly approved Alzheimer’s therapy will be slow in the beginning and doctors confirm it will take time to figure which patients can and should be treated.

Neurology Launches

Finance Watch: Janux Offering Makes 47 Biopharma IPOs In 2021, So Far

Public Company Edition: The pace of US initial public offerings slowed a bit in April and May but could ramp back up in June as biopharma investor sentiment rebounds. Also, drug developers continue to go public via SPAC mergers, most recently Valo Health with a $2.8bn post-deal valuation.

Finance Watch Financing

Free Access To High-Cost Aducanumab May Incentivize Phase IV Trial Participants

Experts say there should be enough Alzheimer’s patients willing to enroll in Biogen/Eisai’s US FDA-required Phase IV trial and other companies’ late-stage studies even with Aduhelm broadly available. 

Clinical Trials Neurology

Amgen After ASCO: Questions Remain On Lumakras, Bemarituzumab

Remaining questions after ASCO include whether Lumakras (sotorasib) might work in first-line NSCLC with certain co-mutations and if ocular toxicities will hamper bemarituzumab in gastric cancer.

ASCO Cancer

Aduhelm Approval Boosts Other Alzheimer’s Drug Developers

Biogen/Eisai’s aducanumab, as the first disease-modifying therapy and setting a precedent for accelerated approval, lifted the entire Alzheimer’s field.

Approvals Business Strategies

Finance Watch: Two New VC Funds Target Early Stage And Beyond

Private Company Edition: venBio’s new fund plus Ysios Capital’s recent €216m ($260m) fund adds up to $810m in fresh venture capital for life science companies. Also, Nikang and Esco attracted $200m each in VC investment, Pulmocide closed a $92m series C round and Stablix launched with $63m. 

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