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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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Gilenya Patent Upheld, But Who's The Biggest Winner – Novartis or Celgene?

A composition of matter patent for the Novartis MS drug Gilenya expires in 2019, but a recent inter partes review decision upheld a dosing patent that doesn't expire until 2027. However, analysts also touted the victory as a big win for Celgene and its competing S1P modulator ozanimod.

Intellectual Property Legal Issues

AbbVie, J&J's Imbruvica Has Rare, But Not Surprising Failure In DLBCL

Analysts generally were not surprised that Imbruvica plus R-CHOP did not provide a significant benefit versus R-CHOP alone in a hard-to-treat type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The failure leaves an opening for competitors, such as Celgene's Revlimid, which will soon have data in this indication.

Clinical Trials Cancer

Finance Watch: Global Ventures Step Into The Spotlight As The US Takes A Breather

Private Company Edition: I-Mab's $220m Series C round continued the trend of big investments in companies focused on or headquartered in China. Also, Shanghai-based Nuance brought in a combined $35m and European firms dominated recent small financings as US VC deals took a summer break.

Financing StartUps and SMEs

Finance Watch: Regulus Shrinks To Preserve Cash, Ironwood Cuts Jobs Ahead Of Split

Public Company Edition: Long-struggling Regulus is laying off employees and pausing its two clinical programs. Also, Ironwood is shuffling staff ahead of splitting into two companies and will cut 40 jobs in the process. And among several loan agreements and note sales, Tesaro borrows another $200m.

Financing Business Strategies

IPO Update: Returns Ride Rollercoaster Into Mid-Year As More Biopharmas Take The Plunge

Returns for the 36 biopharma firms that went public in the first half of 2018 – including 14 in June alone – averaged 20.9%, stabilizing after a dip earlier in the year. But while drug developer returns have been on a rollercoaster ride, they're doing better than broader stock indices.

Financing Business Strategies

Dermira Wins First FDA Approval, Preps Qbrexza For October Launch In Hyperhidrosis

The company shifted attention in March from its big acne setback to its mid-year Qbrexza approval, so with a recent FDA nod for the hyperhidrosis treatment, Dermira will fill out its sales team and make the topical product for excessive underarm sweating available in October.

Approvals Launches
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