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Datamonitor Healthcare's five-year review of initial public offerings of CNS-focused companies shows that they held their own compared with other biopharma sectors. The markets rewarded pain and neurodegenerative disease-focused players in particular. Step-up multiples in CNS IPOs slightly outpaced those for other biotechs.
Bayer AG may more often make headlines for its deal-making in consumer health and agriculture, but the massive German conglomerate sees oncology drugs as a key engine of future success within its high-growth pharmaceuticals business. A Q&A with Robert LaCaze, EVP of Bayer's new Oncology Strategic Business Unit.
Datamonitor Healthcare's mid pharma peer set, a group that boasts efficiency in R&D but still relies on business development for growth, has signed a significant number of alliances over the past six years to build out the pipeline in innovative areas.
A broad vaccines portfolio, a blockbuster asset swap with Novartis, and an R&D revamp including significant, long-term investment in technology platforms have cemented GlaxoSmithKline’s leadership in a perennially lucrative business that is core to its corporate ethos. Why hasn’t anyone seemed to notice?
Fewer companies went public in 2015 than during the peak year of 2014, but on average 2015’s US IPO crop raised more money and at better valuations. And thanks to a jump in private biotech acquisition volume and valuations, investors enjoyed a tremendous year for biotech exits.
A trio of well-funded and star-studded new private biotechs have emerged in recent months to develop personalized cancer vaccines against tumor-specific neoantigens. After years of failure in the space, will Neon Therapeutics, Gritstone Oncology, Caperna and the rest of the field catch the wave of immuno-oncology science and sentiment?