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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: Two New VC Funds Raise $955m To Back Life Science Companies

Private Company Edition: Jeito says its new first fund is Europe’s largest life science-focused fund. Illumina will use its venture capital to support tools, diagnostics, therapeutics and more. Also, IASO closed a $108m series C round and Amolyt raised $80m in series C financing.

Financing Innovation

Looking Past Aduhelm, Biogen Puts Pipeline On Display

In an attempt to show Biogen has more than its troubled Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm to drive revenue growth, the company’s R&D Day highlighted several programs from its portfolio of 33 clinical-stage assets.

Business Strategies Clinical Trials

Mirati’s Adagrasib Takes The Lead Among KRAS G12C Inhibitors In CRC

Adagrasib may carve out a niche as the superior drug in colorectal cancer, but lung cancer – where Lumakras already is approved – is a larger market where Amgen has a big lead.

Clinical Trials Strategy

Finance Watch: 2021 Now Has More IPOs Than 2020, But With $3.2bn Less

Public Company Edition: It took 256 days for 2021 to surpass the 2020 record of 86 biopharma initial public offerings in the US in one year. Also, Procaps raised $115m ahead of its SPAC merger and aTyr and bluebird raised $75m each.

Financing Innovation

First Lumakras Combo Data Show Boosted Efficacy For Amgen Drug In CRC

Amgen’s KRAS G12C inhibitor in combination with the company’s Vectibix generated a 27% overall response rate, nearly tripling the responses seen with Lumakras monotherapy in colorectal cancer.

Clinical Trials Personalized Medicine

Amylyx Will Submit ALS Drug For Approval In The Coming Months

After discussions with the US FDA, the company determined it can file AMX0035 based on Phase II/III results and interim Phase III data. Amylyx is sticking with its go-it-alone strategy for global commercialization.

Drug Approval Standards Neurology
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