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The Oslo Medicines Initiative: Keeping The Equitable Access Dream Alive

One year on from its creation in 2020, a European project with a “new vision for collaboration between the public and private sectors” has set its sights on getting stakeholders across the medicines sector to make firm promises on ensuring equitable patient access to costly new drugs.

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Data-Sharing Key To US Supply Chain Resilience And Keeping Drug Costs Under Control

Aside from a few high-profile exceptions, the biopharma industry supply chain has remained secure and resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic, outperforming retail and consumer goods. Chip Davis, Jr., head of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance, spoke with In Vivo about the need for a long-term industrial policy for drug manufacturing, real-time data-sharing and transparency in the supply chain, and minimizing disruptions.

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Putting The Patient First: The Challenge And Opportunities To Improve Rare-Disease Therapy Development


Advances in identifying the genetic causes of diseases, and particularly cancers, coupled with regulatory incentives to encourage the development of therapeutic approaches to once poorly managed orphan diseases have fueled a surge in exciting new medicines. To address some of these issues and explore potential solutions, Simbec-Orion in collaboration with Informa Pharma Intelligence convened a round table of experts attending the BIO International Convention

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SPAC Mergers Are Viable Funding Tools, But The Test Is Yet To Come

Dozens of health care-focused special purpose acquisition corporations have gone public during the past two years but many biopharma firms that have merged with SPACs have not performed well to date, raising the question of how long the SPAC boom will last.

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Point Of Care Diagnostics In 2022: New Technology But Old Problems

Following a busy year for point of care diagnostics, the industry is facing a period of consolidation. The drive for new technologies is being countered by regulatory and financial issues.

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Managing Lifecycles Amid Stifling Competition

Biopharma is entering a new period of intense competition from new sources, requiring a change in approach to portfolio strategy and lifecycle management.

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A New Generation Invents Pharma’s Mirrored Future

Young businesses are getting set to disrupt every inch of the healthcare space with digital twin technology. Outlook spoke to two startups on the brink of a data dawn.

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Editor’s Pick Q3 2021: New Science In The Spotlight

The In Vivo team recently put a spotlight on innovation that might disrupt the pharma and medtech markets. Thinking about novel developments today that will impact the life sciences sector in the near future, we explored interesting new science, the convergence of R&D and technology, as well as what the future of surgery might look like.

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Biotech’s Cambrian Explosion

An increasing number of sophisticated tools are on offer to address new therapeutic challenges and remaining unmet needs.

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Many Failures Before One Success

For Biogen/Eisai’s success with Aduhelm, there were 93 failures in the anti-amyloid field. In Vivo's sister publication Scrip took a look back at how the pipeline for amyloid-targeting Alzheimer’s drugs progressed over the past decade to showcase exactly how difficult the Alzheimer’s space has been.

Boehringer Ingelheim: 1885 To Present

Founded in 1885 by Albert Boehringer and now comprised of 146 affiliated companies worldwide and a workforce of roughly 50,000 people, Boehringer Ingelheim has stood the test of time.

Titans Of Pharma 2021: J&J’s Gorsky Tops Big Pharma Remuneration

A snapshot of the compensation packages of CEOs and R&D leaders of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies, alongside median employee pay and key company performance metrics.

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How Will Pfizer Leverage External Innovation After BioNTech Jackpot?

Uwe Schoenbeck, CSO of external science and innovation at Pfizer, knows the company set itself a high bar during the COVID-19 pandemic after rapidly bringing a breakthrough vaccine to market. While the circumstances for the development of Comirnaty were truly unique, Pfizer does not expect to rest on its laurels when it comes to innovative R&D.

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Sandoz CEO Saynor Signals No Change To Focus Amid Strategic Review

Sandoz CEO Richard Saynor says the generics and biosimilars giant’s focus and strategy remain “unchanged” in the wake of a long-awaited announcement by parent company Novartis that it is exploring its options for the Sandoz business.

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Khushboo Sharma: Improving Regulatory Science, From Industry To FDA And Back

From pre-med to pharma lab rat to deputy director of operations at the FDA, Khushboo Sharma, a 2021 In Vivo Rising Leader and current VP of science and regulatory affairs at BIO, has spent her career pursuing a goal she says the FDA and biopharma industry have in common: ensuring that innovative drugs get to patients. 

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Listen Up! Big Things Happening In The World Of Audiology

From innovation to legislation, the US audiology market is being shaped by cutting-edge technology from device makers and legislation from the Biden administration to get more hearing aids to those that need them.

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New Government Could Increase Pricing Pressures In Germany

Alexander Natz, secretary general of EUCOPE, warns that changes to a pricing and reimbursement system that has so far worked well, particularly for orphans, could dissuade advanced therapy medicinal products manufacturers from launching in Germany.

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Mind The Maturity Gap: Medtechs Must Improve Digital And Omnichannel Uptake

Boston Consulting Group began writing the third iteration of its report on next-generation commercial models to meet evolving medtech customer needs before COVID struck. But it findings and recommendations were even more relevant once the report – dubbed Milkman 3.0  ̶  was finally released in spring 2021, when learnings from the pandemic were being factored in by the medtech industry.

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Consolidation And COVID See Off-Patent Industry Rankings Rewritten

After an extraordinary year that saw demand patterns and the supply chain upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a major merger that has transformed one of the global off-patent industry’s biggest players, Generics Bulletin’s Top 50 has once again seen significant changes.

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Deals In Depth: October 2021

Six $1bn+ alliances were penned in October. Topping the list was a potential $3.6bn deal between Poseida Therapeutics and Takeda to utilize Poseida's genetic engineering platforms for the research and development of up to eight gene therapies. The collaboration will focus on non-viral in vivo gene therapy programs, including Poseida's preclinical hemophilia A program P-FVIII-101. Poseida will lead research activities up to candidate selection, after which Takeda will assume responsibility for further exclusive global development and commercialization.

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Deals Shaping The Medical Industry, October 2021

In Vivo's Deal-Making column is a survey of recent health care transactions listed by relevant industry segment – In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals – and then categorized by type – Acquisition, Alliance, or Financing. This month’s column covers deals announced in October 2021. Data provided by Biomedtracker

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