Exclusive Interview: Biopharma And A Biden Administration
An Interview With Greg Simon, Former Executive Director Of The Obama Administration’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative
A Biden administration, if elected, would protect biopharmaceutical innovation, tackle the rising costs of cancer drugs and “promote science, without politics.”
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COVID-19 has pushed the entire health care system to adopt new technologies and new solutions for conducting clinical research and delivering care to patients. An expert panel hosted by the Galien Foundation provided a meditation on what the biopharma industry has learned so far, and how to use the urgency created by COVID-19 to lock-in technological acceleration while maintaining what FDA’s Amy Abernethy called “responsible progress.”
Biomolecular condensates were first observed over 100 years ago, but their function – and the role they might play in a broad range of diseases – is only now being rigorously explored by drug developers. New technological development is helping scientists recreate condensates in laboratory conditions, providing insight into fundamental cellular processes. Amir Nashat, CEO of Dewpoint Therapeutics, told In Vivo that the company, following a recent $77m series B round, now has the resources to get to proof of concept for drugs targeting biomolecular condensates.