Foghorn Therapeutics is managing to sidestep some of the growing pains common to early companies, thanks to its genesis as a VC-founded company.
IP theft seems inevitable when pharma companies enter regions with weak IP. That risk is reduced, however, when companies spread their activities throughout the region rather than centralizing them in one country.
When Viela Bio spun out of MedImmune last spring, it started with some assets well into development. Now it’s focusing on speed and continuity as it advances those assets through the clinic.
With a hypercompetitive landscape and growing demands for real world data, companies need a comprehensive, cross-silo, data strategy to uncover unobvious insights and develop new data streams.
Pharmas have a decision to make: Are they drug developers, or are they healthcare companies? Whatever the answer, the proliferation of innovative digital solutions is triggering the need for new business models tailored to what companies want to become, rather than what they’ve always been.
Tax reform means more cash on hand, but major changes for R&D expensing, net operating losses, and executive compensation.
Not much has changed in pharma cybersecurity since the NotPeyta ransomware attacked Merck last summer. Many biotech execs think they are too small to be targeted. They’re wrong.
When the economy crashed a few years ago, crowdfunding offered startups a possible lifeline. But it arrived too late to be much use. Now that money is flooding back into biotech, companies needn’t clutter cap sheets with scores of non-accredited investors, so equity crowdfunding is nearly a nonstarter.
If you’re not using medical affairs strategically, you’re missing an important opportunity. As the voice of science, these specialists are more than just a support function.
2018 will be a good year for IPOs and for financing. Rounds are larger and non-traditional investors are turning to life sciences.