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Mandy Jackson

Mandy Jackson is the US West Coast Editor for Scrip Intelligence. Mandy reports on daily biopharma news and regularly interviews everyone from big pharma CEOs to biotech startup founders about the business strategy behind their finance, dealmaking and drug development news. She also has an interest in drug pricing and novel reimbursement strategies, new treatments in areas of true unmet need, and business development trends. Mandy has been a business news reporter for more than 15 years, covering biotech and pharma companies, biotech law and commercial real estate. She is based in San Diego, California – the venue for many medical and biopharma industry meetings.
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Arrakis Pivots From Platform To Pipeline With $75m For RNA-Targeting Small Molecules

CEO Michael Gilman, who now helms the company full time, said Arrakis will use its Series B venture capital funding to build a pipeline of drug candidates, primarily in cancer, with the goal of taking its first medicines into the clinic in the next two to three years.
Financing StartUps and SMEs

Finance Watch: Hatteras Nearly Halfway To $200m Goal For New Early-Stage VC Fund

Private Company Edition: General Partner Clay Thorp says the venture capital firm's longtime focus on seed and early-stage investments is unchanged and bolstered by market fundamentals. Also, Talaris and insitro each raised $100m Series A rounds, plus other financings.

Financing StartUps and SMEs

Finance Watch: Turning Point Launches IPO, Stock Rises 60% On First Day

Public Company Edition: Turning Point's offering priced at $18 and its stock closed at $28.90. Also, Achaogen's bankruptcy reflects difficult antibacterial market, Ophthotech's name change follows strategy shift, and Gilead lays off 150 sales reps. Plus, cell and gene therapy FOPOs flourish.

Financing Business Strategies

Amgen Launches Evenity For High-Risk Osteoporosis At $21,900 List Price

Amgen EVP Murdo Gordon highlighted the unmet need for women at high risk, including those with a prior fracture. At $1,825 per month or $21,900 for a one-year course in the US, he says Evenity's cost is much lower versus competing 18- and 24-month anabolic agents.

Launches Pricing Strategies

As Expected: Shareholders Back Bristol's $74bn Celgene Buy

With no more activist investor challenge, shareholders of both companies overwhelmingly approved the deal. Bristol said it will have leading positions in oncology and cardiovascular disease, and gain five potential blockbusters in the Celgene buyout.

Deals Business Strategies

AskBio Knocks Down Enough Hurdles To Raise $235m For Its Gene Therapy Platform

While some companies rushed into gene therapy and exited after a single setback, Asklepios BioPharmaceutical quietly advanced its programs, identifying challenges and overcoming them one at a time. Now, it's ready to advance multiple programs into the clinic.

Financing Gene Therapy
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