Newsletter | October 15, 2021

10.15.21 -- From SPAC To De-SPAC

 
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From Special Purchase Acquisition Company (SPAC) To De-SPAC, A Tutorial From A CFO
 
Part one of a Q&A with Michael Byrnes, CFO at eFFECTOR Therapeutics, a company (as of this writing) currently in the process of de-SPAC-ing a May 2021 announced SPAC with Locust Walk Acquisition Corp. (LWAC).
Technology Changes Driving Life Sciences Industry Disruption
 

A pharma’s success will depend on its ability to collect data and drive insight using software and AI-led drug development, especially considering how drastically data volume, variety, and velocity will spike in the foreseeable future.

$4 Billion In 4 Years: The Story Of SpringWorks Therapeutics
 

Saqib Islam was one of the five founding members of SpringWorks Therapeutics, which was spun out of Pfizer in 2017. An atypical startup, the company launched with the rights to four clinical-stage experimental therapies and grew quickly in the next few years.

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What Is The Role Of Interim Consultants In The Life Sciences And How Do We Use Them Effectively?
 
When life sciences companies need new talent, they typically have two options: bring in a consultant or hire a full-time employee. Usually this decision is dictated by the permanence of the role, but sometimes timelines complicate things. In this situation, an interim consultant can be the solution. But what is the interim consultant's role, really, and how do we use them effectively?
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The Economic Challenge Of Cell Therapy Manufacturing
 

In this executive virtual roundtable (EVR) section, Tim Valko, head of global manufacturing supply chain, Atara Biotherapeutics, discusses the economic challenges surrounding cell therapy manufacturing. Joining the conversation are Bryan Butman, Ph.D., head of CMC, Precigen, and Louise Perry, SVP tech ops, Solid Biosciences.

October 2021 Digital Edition
 

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