In Vivo is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By


Former Big Pharma Executives See Gold in Consolidation's Cast-Offs

Executive Summary

Top executives from Big Pharmas, like Jan Leschley of SmithKline and Tony Wild of Warner-Lambert, are now taking a run at venture capital--figuring that their rolodexes and understanding of drug-company requirements will give them a big advantage in starting new companies. The question is whether these contacts will be of much help during periods when financing is difficult--that's when real VC experience comes in handy.

You may also be interested in...

Care Capital: VC Post-2001

Care Capital's focus on later-stage programs--driven by its ex-Big Pharma partners' own expertise in more advanced development and marketing--happily coincided with the lower-risk, closer-to-market models which have become fashionable with private and public investors since the 2001 downturn. Does this VC firm have the right model at the right time?

MedPointe and Opportunities in Specialty Pharma: Speed is Expensive

The notion of building up a new drug company with the unwanted, undersized products of ever-bigger Big Pharma is hardly new. But MedPointe, with its acquisition of Carter Wallace's medical products business, is aiming to build up a new firm faster and bigger than can be done simply by in-licensing.

Sarepta’s Next-Generation Drugs Draw Attention Amid ‘Incremental’ Approval

The RNA drug’s accelerated approval brings Sarepta’s exon-skipping market share to nearly 30%.


Related Companies

Related Deals




Ask The Analyst

Ask the Analyst is free for subscribers.  Submit your question and one of our analysts will be in touch.

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts