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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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Finance Watch: Five More Biopharmas Enter US Queue Even As IPO Returns Dip

Public Company Edition: SpringWorks has the biggest IPO ambitions of recent US filers. Also, Deciphera raises $400m after good data and Protalix seeks strategic alternatives.

Financing Strategy

Finance Watch: Chinook Debuts With $65m For Precision Kidney Disease Medicines

Private Company Edition: The start-up intends to take multiple drug candidates into the clinic by 2021. Also, Graybug Vision raises an $80m series B and Finch closes a $53m series C.

Financing Business Strategies

Oncorus Raises $79.5m To Take Its First Oncolytic Virus Into The Clinic

The company has two oncolytic virus platforms – a herpes simplex-based intratumoral injection and a synthetic virus-based intravenous technology for repeat systemic administration.

Financing StartUps and SMEs

Nabriva Faces Skepticism After Years Of Preparing For Novel Antibiotic Xenleta's Launch

Lefamulin was approved in the US to treat community-acquired bacterial pneumonia, providing a needed IV and oral drug initially in the hospital setting, but new antibiotics have been a tough sell.

Infectious Diseases Approvals

Sarepta Surprised By CRL For Exon 53-Skipping DMD Drug Golodirsen

The US FDA issued a complete response letter rejecting golodirsen based on risk of infection at intravenous infusion ports and preclinical renal toxicity.

Complete Response Letters Drug Safety

Inrebic Approval Is A Boost For Myelofibrosis And Celgene's Buyer Bristol

Investors in Impact Biosciences, which sold the selective JAK2 inhibitor to Celgene for $1.1bn up front, could double their money with milestone fees based on fedratinib's approval.

Approvals Cancer
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