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Predictions for Life Sciences Industries for 2022, and no ‘San Francisco’ This Year!
The Covid 19 pandemic continues to have a major impact on the healthcare industry, both positive if you are close to the discovery and provision of treatments for this infection and negative if you are selling certain other drugs, such as antibiotics or providing care services, which have been negatively impacted by this pandemic. However, […]
Cell and Gene Therapies: Challenges in Scale-up to Commercial Manufacturing
The cellular therapy and gene therapy fields are undergoing very rapid growth. This includes a large and growing number of products in the development pipeline, and new products with significant sales, including blockbusters, now entering world markets. Billions are being invested in research and commercial development with markets in $10s of billions expected in the […]
Biotech share prices in this COVID-19 era and the rollercoaster impact of remdesivir
Although the exact numbers are yet to be known, the virus has claimed nearly 220,000 lives and infected more than 3 million people globally. The COVID-19 outbreak is proving every week to be more of an economic event than a sanitary one. Numerous economic data releases from various countries every week are gloomy and prove […]
Generic Pharmaceutical Market: M&A Activity
The global generic pharmaceutical market has experienced robust deal activity over the last 18 months to the end of 2019 but is now contending with the COVID-19 crisis which has had an immediate and unprecedented impact on health systems. It is yet unclear what the long-term general impact on generic drug usage will be, but […]
Moderna Coronavirus vaccine trial shows promising early results and the markets move positively
Every week is a roller coaster in the current COVID-19 environment. Most of us spend Sunday evenings preparing ourselves for the upcoming week and hoping for some positive developments on the healthcare, economy, or financial markets’ fronts. Luckily, on Monday, May 18th, Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine trial shed some light at the end of the tunnel […]
Will the spin-off of Sanofi pharmaceutical chemistry manufacturing happen now?
Earlier in 2020 in a pre-COVID-19 world, Sanofi announced its intention to spin off a significant part of their chemistry manufacturing capability with Sanofi sites in Brindisi, Italy; Frankfurt, Germany; Haverhill, England; St. Aubin les Elbeuf, France; Upjest, Hungary; and Vertolaye, France, forming a new company separated from Sanofi (but with Sanofi aspiring to own […]
Life sciences supply chain resilience: now and post Covid-19
Without a doubt, life sciences supply chain resilience will be markedly different post Covid-19. There will be a massive restructuring generally of supply chains for strategic products such as drugs, diagnostics, personal safety equipment, food, chemicals etc., driven by national governmental actions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. On the positive side, researchers have come […]
Gene therapy: the challenge and the opportunity
Gene therapy is an experimental and therapeutic technique involving the engineering of genes with the hope to cure disease at its root cause. This has become an increasingly buoyant area for investment and although still at an early phase of development, there have been recent approvals of clinical and commercial gene therapies for use in […]
Genomics: a source of future deal activity for the US
“Living in a world where a human genome can be sequenced for $100 is a future companies are increasingly preparing for by pursuing M&A and capital raising transactions.” Predicting an individual’s health has become a key area of focus as healthcare companies attempt to determine and reduce total lifetime healthcare costs for patients. The most […]
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