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Joseph Haas

Joseph Haas is a senior writer for Informa’s pharmaceutical news publications, with more than eight years covering the biopharmaceutical industry. He previously worked in public affairs for a real estate trade association and wrote about housing and real estate before moving into healthcare. Most recently, he was managing editor of a newsletter publisher, leading its coverage of the implementation of the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit. Joe’s areas of expertise include business development, mergers and acquisitions, infectious diseases and liver diseases, including hepatitis C, hepatitis B and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). He edits the popular Deal Watch column and enjoys profiling start-up companies. 

Latest From Joseph Haas

Asia Deal Watch: Hansoh Teams Up With OliX On SIRNA Therapies

Among other Asia deals, Takeda adds to pair of recent gene therapy tie-ups with a CNS-focused cell therapy partnership with Immusoft; earlier it licensed ex-US rights to JCR’s Hunter syndrome drug.

Deal Watch Business Strategies

Exelixis Moves Into RNA-Modifying Cancer Therapy With Storm Pact

Deal Snapshot: In addition to investigating the ADAR1 target with the UK biotech, Exelixis also has optioned a second candidate for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma under its 2019 deal with Aurigene.

Deals Business Strategies

Apnimed Moves Closer To Phase III With Sleep Apnea Drug

Apnimed is going to conduct one more Phase II study in sleep apnea, mainly to assess subjective endpoint questionnaires, and then hopes to launch a Phase III program by autumn of 2022.

Clinical Trials Drug Approval Standards

Takeda Continues Recent Gene Therapy Partnering Spree With Poseida Pact

Takeda will use Poseida’s non-viral delivery and gene-editing capabilities for six liver- and hematopoietic stem cell-targeted gene therapies. The agreement follows recent gene therapy tie-ups with Selecta and Genevant.

Gene Therapy Deals

Supernus Adds To CNS Portfolio, Especially In Parkinson’s, With Adamas Buyout

Building upon the May 2020 acquisition of US WorldMeds, Supernus is diversifying beyond Trokendi for epilepsy and will be able to rely on its existing commercial force for CNS products.

M & A Business Strategies

ChemoCentryx Gains Runway To Grow With Avacopan Approval

ChemoCentryx gets US approval of Tavneos for ANCA vasculitis, which it says may gradually ramp up to a blockbuster revenue opportunity. Current steroid-heavy standard of care has many drawbacks.

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