Kevin Grogan has been writing about pharmaceuticals for over twenty years in roles that have included online editor for PharmaTimes. After four years freelancing, which involved writing for all the principal titles in the sector, as well as consultancy work with major pharmaceutical companies, he joined Scrip as Managing Editor, Europe, Commercial in the summer of 2017.
Covering all aspects of the pharma industry, Kevin has interviewed pretty much all the leading figures in the sector, both in the UK and globally. A regular attendee at financial and medical conferences worldwide (and moderating at some), he has also appeared on BBC television and radio, ITV and Channel 4 to discuss events in the pharmaceutical industry.
Fluent in Spanish, he previously worked as a journalist on rock/pop music publications, was chief sub editor at the Catholic weekly newspaper The Universe and also contributed articles to the likes of The Independent and the Manchester Evening News on football.
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Competition is hotting up in the CGRP class of new migraine therapies, with Lilly's Emgality being recommended for approval in Europe, paving the way for a market share battle with Novartis' Aimovig.
Pifeltro and Delstrigo have been backed for approval by the CHMP but how well they will fare on the market depends on a competitive pricing strategy and continuing to benefit from current European guidelines which recommend NNRTI-containing regimens for HIV.
Takeda and Molecular Templates will work to develop targeted engineered toxin bodies for multiple myeloma. Celgene decides against optioning OncoMed’s navicixizumab for ovarian cancer, while CRISPR and ViaCyte team up on type 1 diabetes.
Start-ups in Spain will descend on the Andalusian city next week for the BioSpain meeting in search of national and international investors and collaborators to boost their respective R&D pipelines.
The head of the German family-owned firm's venture fund tells Scrip that investing very early in promising start-ups gives Boehringer Ingelheim "a little bit of a head start" on rival pharma companies in identifying technologies that could translate into therapies five years down the line .
It remains unclear what impact the consolidation within the drug-distribution sector may have on pricing. Pfizer partners with France’s Cytoo for its new gene therapy approach to DMD, while Gilead teams with Precision BioSciences for its goal to cure HBV.