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Mike Ward

London, UK
Mike has been writing, analysing and commenting on the life sciences industry for more than 30 years as a journalist and investment bank analyst. He has focused on business models, R&D strategies and how to finance innovation, and is often called upon by the industry's key stakeholders to provide thought leadership. In 2010 he was named European Mediscience Commentator of the Year and has appeared on the shortlist for that award on numerous occasions. When not commentating on all things pharma, Mike is engaged actively in pub quizzes, either as a competitor or a compiler. He is also a qualified FA soccer coach.
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Wellington Partners Unveils €210m Eurocentric Biotech/Medtech Fund WPLS-V

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