Her mother was the first woman of her village in Cyprus to go to high school. Anna Protopapas shared her mother’s drive to bypass all barriers, and she now runs the biopharma company Mersana, after many years in the leadership of Millennium and Takeda.
Reata refused to take what seemed like a dead-end trial as a losing proposition. Instead, the company went to work mining the trial for the very insights that subsequently saved it.
CytoDyn’s expressed ambitions seem bold but reasonably free of hyperbole. It is only natural to hope for the best possible outcome here, considering the obvious need for new HIV and other immunological therapies.
AmpliPhi Biosciences is pushing bacteriophage-therapy development for drug-resistant infections — not to replace, but possibly to augment antibiotics.
We check in with the companies we profiled from this section in 2017 to see what has changed … if anything.
Cydan is using a new business model in which they challenge the ways companies dealt with orphan drugs in the past.
Here, I aim to offer some additional ideas for how companies can best describe themselves and their products — and how PR agents, journalists, and others might describe them — by achieving the opposite of hype: clarity.
This month’s Company To Watch is 10-person Zavante, which is challenging drug resistance with a retooled antibiotic and a broad mechanism of action.
In this series on "Life Science Leadership In Action," we discuss PolarityTE, which focuses on regenerating lost tissues in their original complex forms.
In my travels, I’ve especially noted three areas of unavoidable transformation due to forces quite beyond the industry’s control: women’s advocacy, the drug-pricing stalemate, and the new politics.
A look at the 26-year career of Pat Andrews, CEO of Boston Biomedical, who went from Big Pharma to small biotech.
Peter Meath, who heads the Life Science Group at J.P. Morgan’s Commercial Banking business, offers advice to novice entrepreneurs for turning a company’s novel science into a viable business.
Bridging to commercialization of women’s reproductive health products — starting with a novel contraceptive.
In the December 2017 issue’s article, “The Women of Biopharma — Will They Gain or Lose Ground in 2018?” we summarize the responses of those who chose to contribute as panelists in a “virtual roundtable” discussion. Here, as promised, we are posting their written responses in full.