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Infographic: Vertex, the first company to produce a drug to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis, has fought for fair (and high) prices for its medicines to reflect their value as treatments for the cause of a genetic disease. The company has sought innovative reimbursement agreements for its CF products in various countries.
As more and more immuno-oncology products reach the market, the sustainability challenge persists: biopharmaceutical companies are seeking fair reimbursement deals that recognize their innovations, and struggling health care systems worldwide are pushing the burden of proof back onto the shoulders of drug developers.
Shawn Singh, CEO of VistaGen, a growing Silicon Valley-based biotech focused on psychiatry and neurological drug development, outlines the company’s strategy for getting to market in the US and expanding its pipeline into new areas.
In an exclusive interview, Seth Lederman, CEO of New York-based Tonix Pharmaceuticals, talks about the company’s R&D rollercoaster ride and how it plans to keep its lead asset on track for approval as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Cambridge, UK-based Artios Pharma attracted several new investors for its over-subscribed series B round in August 2018, but the company is yet to enter the clinic with its DNA repair drug portfolio and has many hurdles ahead to validate its technology. Scrip speaks to investors from LSP and Arix about why preclinical-stage biotechs are getting more attention in 2018.
Drug developers and financiers discuss the biggest challenges delaying novel R&D in diseases effecting only women and how poor awareness of the debilitating symptoms that come with some conditions has led to a lack of emphasis on innovative research.