The Drug-Delivery Company That Partnerships Built2/1/2019
“Normally a company raises money, does their science, and hopes to get a deal. We were the inverse of that,” explains Joseph Payne, president and CEO of Arcturus Therapeutics.
A Name Change — And More — For A Biotech10/10/2017
When Maria Fardis, Ph.D., MBA, joined Lion Biotechnologies as CEO, she knew “The word ‘Lion’ didn’t really define us as a company or the advancements we had made with our TIL technology.” So, nine months into her tenure, Fardis and her team began the process of changing the company name to Iovance.
Identify New Revenue Streams Via Strategic Consulting Partners8/1/2016
The life sciences industry is evolving and depending more on external partners, such as strategic consultants, who know what has worked well in other industries. According to the study IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Science R&D Strategic Consulting Services 2016 Vendor Assessment, strategic consulting includes high-level management consulting and advisory services, operation and process development and implementation services, and technology adoption and implementation. This is the final installment of the market intelligence group’s three-part series on the topic.
Onboarding: Key To J&J’s Long-Term Investment Vision7/1/2016
With life sciences companies looking to grow their pipelines, they are reaching beyond their own R&D programs to seek technologies and products from external startups in need of funding. Big Pharmas such as J&J are relying on their VC funds to secure innovation.
Biopharm Uses Cloud Computing To Reduce Time And Money6/28/2012
Cloud computing is identified as an IT trend to shape the life sciences industry in 2012, with promises of reducing time and money. By Cindy Dubin, contributing editor
Preformulation Reduces The Risk Of Drug Failure4/30/2012
By having formulators interact with discovery organizations at an earlier stage, the benefits of formulation and drug delivery technologies are being realized earlier. By Cindy Dubin, contributing editor
Pharma R&D Productivity Drops 70%3/8/2012
You have to spend money to make money. But, for the pharma industry, the return has been less than robust these last six years. According to a new study from consulting firm Oliver Wyman, the value generated by $1 invested in pharma R&D has fallen by more than 70%.
When A Small Bio Company Receives Big Funding4/5/2010
Virdante Pharmaceuticals of Cambridge, MA has officially made its industry debut with $47.75 million in its pocket. This privately held biopharmaceutical company is focused on the development and commercialization of drugs for autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. At the heart of these drugs is what Virdante founder, Jeffrey Ravetch, M.D., Ph.D., calls the “sialic switch.”