We are on the verge of a medical renaissance, a period of accelerated progress in the treatment and management of rare diseases. This reawakening also brings with it challenges that we must grapple with.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Zolgensma, a gene therapy that Novartis called a life-changing medicine, for children younger than 2 years of age who have been diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) with bi-allelic mutations in the survival motor neuron 1 gene.
There has been a void in the healthcare industry and there is a need for agencies to become more efficient and cost-effective to reflect these new challenges.
Catalent Inc. will buy privately held Paragon Bioservices Inc. for $1.2 billion in cash, bolstering the contract drugmaker’s capabilities to make gene therapy drugs for biotech clients.
Wexford, Pa.-based Coeptis Pharmaceuticals is buying New York-based Elto Pharma, which is a joint venture between Amarantus Bioscience Holdings and PsychoGenics.
GlaxoSmithKline is seeking initial bids by mid-September for the company’s India-focused Horlicks health nutrition business, which is expected to fetch more than $4 billion, two people familiar with the situation said.
As Shire’s acquisition by Takeda Pharmaceutical approaches, the global biotechnology company reported a solid second-quarter 2018.
Months after tapping GlaxoSmithKline dermatology division executive David Rubenstein as its new chief scientific officer, Vivek Ramaswamy’s Dermavant Sciences returned to the pharma giant to acquire a Phase III-ready psoriasis treatment.
Abingworth Bioventures closed out its latest investment fund aimed at supporting life science companies with $315 million. The latest fund, ABV VII, will be used to support investments in Europe and the United States.
By Mark Terry The ink is still drying on the contracts for Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical’s acquisition of Dublin-based Shire for about $62.2 billion, but company executives are sharing some of the “inside baseball” about what went on behind the scenes of the deal. Takeda originally planned to approach Shire’s board of directors about the acquisition on April 1, but published rumors […]