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Speaking on the sidelines at BIO-Europe 2018, Jenifer Wheat, head of commercial development at Lonza’s mammalian and microbial MMBU, explains to Scrip how having a manufacturing component in their commercialization strategies can facilitate success. Even those companies not planning to launch their own products but planning to license programs to partners can benefit from support from the contract development manufacturing sector.
Recent studies have shown that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) hold great potential as a cell‐based therapy for a number of neurodegenerative diseases. Speaking on the sidelines of Biotech Showcase 2019, Chaim Lebovitz, President and CEO of Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics, tells Scrip how the New York-based biotech is currently enrolling a multi-dose, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase III study of its MSC therapy, leveraging the company’s NurOwn platform, in 200 rapid-progressing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients.
Immuno-oncology is currently one of the hottest spaces for biotechs and so to rise above the noise companies need to be truly differentiated. Speaking on the sidelines of Biotech Showcase 2019, Tim Wilson, CEO of Cambridge, UK-based IGEM Therapeutics, tells Scrip how his company is achieving this by developing IgE antibody drugs to fight cancer, with its lead program against ovarian cancer already in Phase I testing.
Digital health represents a set of opportunities that can transform all parts of the pharma landscape. Speaking on the sidelines of Biotech Showcase 2019, Stephanie Bova, managing partner at Hatch@Takeda, tells Scrip how the Japanese pharma has established a new group to support the creation and financing of digital health businesses in the US and Europe.
With a focus on innovative early stage European biotechs, Novo Seeds senior partner Stephan Christgau explains to Scrip how the investor picks opportunities and creates companies.
J.P. Morgan Notebook Day 4: US Generics Steady, UroGen, REGENXBIO, Dr. Reddy's In China, And Investor Sentiment Shifts
Daily round-up of news and notes from the 2019 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco: US generics see gains, researcher calls for more tech transfer, and biotech investor sentiment rises as big deals bring optimism – among other items from the last day of this year's JPM.