The emergence and rapid spread of the Omicron variant has kept COVID-19 firmly in the headlines but the biopharma industry has had plenty on its plate on top of tackling the pandemic. Scrip has taken a look back at five of the biggest non-COVID-19 story themes of 2021 in no particular order.
While an mRNA vaccine is still missing, 2021 saw Indian companies strike alliances, battle legal action and gain funding while the regulator played a crucial enabling role in the run up to the approval of eight COVID-19 vaccines from zero in 2020.
Initial public offering momentum decelerated as stock prices declined last year, but even with lower valuations making M&A more attractive, the IPO market this year is expected to be active.
Evidence that the new variant dulls drugs and vaccines’ efficacy creates uncertainty for 2022, but new products are in the wings.
Major deals showed an increasing focus on domestic tie-ups while an unsatiable appetite for innovation drove drug firms to actively seek out biotechs for collaboration.
The coronavirus pandemic may have dominated the news in 2021, but industry’s more bread and butter R&D activities continued. Here, Scrip takes a look at five of the more notable clinical trial misses of the year that got readers clicking.
Scrip takes a look back at the milestone events in the South Korean pharma and biotech industry in 2021 and ahead at what's in store for the coming year, which has kicked off with speculation around a major potential M&A deal.
2021 may have been dominated by the continuing coronavirus pandemic, but that did not stop industry’s more bread and butter R&D activities. Here, Scrip takes a look at five of the more notable clinical trial hits of the year that got readers clicking.
The vaccines segment continues to draw the interest of participants beyond those firms with a traditional core presence, with new players largely building partnered capabilities around COVID-19 inoculations. Are these merely opportunistic forays or will the competitive landscape for vaccines stand altered more widely?.
The number of new drugs that launched in 2021 was on par with recent high trends, but launch trajectories generally underwhelmed commercially – except for COVID-19 vaccines.
AbbVie’s Humira has been the world’s best-selling drug since 2012, and if it hadn’t been for COVID-19 it would most likely have been on track to retain its position for the 10th year in row.
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