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Bristol-Myers's Grand Ambitions in Oncology

Bristol-Myers aims to become an oncology powerhouse in the next five years. Through M&A, alliances, and internal R&D, Bristol-Myers is building an armamentarium of oncology assets that allows it to take multiple "shots on goal." It is leveraging its past experiences in the field as it also adds new skill sets in biologics, market access, and biomarkers. But the market has become more competitive, as companies look to participate in one of the few growth areas of pharma. Bristol, like others, is carving out space in the Avastin-ineligible or -intolerant portion of the market, particularly in the gastrointestinal, colorectal, and head-and-neck cancer areas. Even if successful, current late-stage development projects aren't likely to contribute much to revenues before 2011-and oncology products have slow ramp-ups. With a patent cliff looming in 2012, the company needs new products now.

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Vicus Therapeutics LLC

Vicus Therapeutics reinterprets the medical literature to identify generic drugs that could be repurposed and reformulated into patentable combination products to treat disease, with a focus on those conditions that accompany cancer and its treatment.

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  • Industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Cancer
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Vicus Therapeutics LLC
  • Senior Management
  • John Maki, Pres. & CEO
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  • Vicus Therapeutics LLC
    Phone: (973) 285-3175
    55 Madison Ave.
    Ste. 400
    Morristown, NJ 07960