Managing Editor, Europe
Covering all aspects of the pharma industry and across all therapeutic areas, Kevin has interviewed pretty much all the leading figures in the sector. A regular attendee at financial and medical conferences (and moderating at some), he has also appeared on BBC television and radio, ITV and Channel 4 to discuss the industry. Fluent in Spanish, he previously worked as a journalist on rock/pop music publications, was chief sub editor at Catholic newspaper The Universe and contributed articles to the likes of The Independent and the Manchester Evening News on football.
Latest From Kevin Grogan
The revenue boost Evusheld has given AstraZeneca over the past year will grind to a halt now that the FDA, as expected, has pulled approval for the antibody combo on the grounds it is ineffective against most SARS-CoV-2 variants circulating in the US.
The UK firm's shareholders have not approved plans to acquire Bioasis, a decision that puts Midatech in a tricky situation as its cash will run out by mid-March.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing but the saga of AstraZeneca's acquisition of CinCor is an eye-opener as SEC filings reveal that a $60 per share offer was rejected in September before a $26 bid won the day earlier this month.
The Irish biotech has launched a Phase IIb/III trial of its sphingosine 1 phosphate receptor modulator mocravimod, expanding a mode of action that has been successful in autoimmune indications into the hematology space.
The fear of going out of business before getting a drug submitted to regulators is one that a couple of European biotechs have had to face up to this week.
The Danish group has cut 300 jobs to shift to an external innovation sourcing model that will make Leo more competitive in the dermatology space and help it break even this year, CEO Christophe Bourdon tells Scrip.