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Mandy Jackson

Mandy Jackson is the US West Coast Editor for Scrip Intelligence. Mandy reports on daily biopharma news and regularly interviews everyone from big pharma CEOs to biotech startup founders about the business strategy behind their finance, dealmaking and drug development news. She also has an interest in drug pricing and novel reimbursement strategies, new treatments in areas of true unmet need, and business development trends. Mandy has been a business news reporter for more than 15 years, covering biotech and pharma companies, biotech law and commercial real estate. She is based in San Diego, California – the venue for many medical and biopharma industry meetings.
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Next-Generation CAR-Ts Tackle First-Generation Safety, Solid Tumor Challenges

New strategies to overcome safety, solid tumor and other challenges associated with CAR-T therapies – and some early clinical data for patients treated with Poseida's, Celyad's and Autolus' novel products – were featured at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting.

Clinical Trials ImmunoOncology

Ultragenyx Gets Second Drug Approval; Crysvita With Kyowa Hakko Kirin

Ultragenyx already has a sales team in place to market its second commercial drug Crysvita (burosumab) – partnered with Kyowa Hakko Kirin – following its April 17 FDA approval for the treatment of pediatric and adult patients with x-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH).

Approvals Launches

Rigel Readies Tavalisse For Late-May Launch After FDA Approval

Rigel has its first US FDA approval for Tavalisse (fostamatinib) and plans to launch the drug for adults with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) in late May, after working on the drug's development for more than a decade across multiple indications.

Approvals Immune Disorders

Finance Watch: VC Investment Soars In Q1, Putting Biopharma On Track For A Record Year

Pharma and biotech companies raised $4.6bn in the first quarter, exceeding the 2017 quarterly average by $1.4bn. But while the money invested soared, the number of companies funded sank. In public financings, MorphoSys commences US IPO and Mylan sells $1.5bn in notes.

Deals Financing

How Is Pharma Spending Tax Savings? Not On Drug Pricing, Sen. Booker Says

As pharma invests its bounty from last year's tax reform in stock buybacks, capital improvements and other investments, Sen. Cory Booker issues a report suggesting companies should lower drug prices instead, but does not offer recommendations for how that might be done.

Business Strategies Pricing Debate

AbbVie's Upadacitinib Safety Appears Improved In Largest, Longest RA Study

AbbVie's JAK1 inhibitor upadacitinib bested the company's blockbuster Humira in the largest and longest trial to date – on both efficacy and safety – perhaps alleviating concerns about cardiovascular events.

Clinical Trials Inflammation
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