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Celebrating 30 years of BioWorld

BioWorld™ has built an enduring relationship with everyone in the drug development and medical technology sectors. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we reflect on how the publication has changed over the years to accommodate shifts in media consumption and industry needs.   BioWorld has built an enduring relationship with everyone in the drug development […]

Busy biopharma M&A activity closed out 2018

During the fourth quarter of 2018, Cortellis Deals Intelligence registered 140 new mergers and acquisitions (M&A) with a total disclosed deal value of $33.1 billion as part of its ongoing coverage of M&A activity in the life sciences sector compared to 153 and $20.3 billion in the third quarter and 151 and $100.7 billion in […]

Biopharma licensing finished with a strong Q4

During the fourth quarter of 2018, Cortellis Competitive Intelligence   registered 1,073 new deals (excluding mergers & acquisitions) with a total disclosed deal value of $46.1 billion as part of its ongoing coverage of licensing activity in the life sciences sector. The totals represented a 7.4% increase from 994 and a 41.4% increase from $27 billion […]

Biopharma M&A engine fires up as new year rings in big deals

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Co.’s $74 billion bid for Celgene Corp. – which, if it closes, will become the largest M&A in biopharma history – “made for a fascinating opening” to the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference (JPM), said Jamie Munro, global practice leader, portfolio and licensing at Clarivate Analytics, especially given Celgene’s historic placemark as the […]

Life sciences innovation: What is it? How do we track it? How do we get more?

Most people working in biopharmaceutical R&D would agree that innovation is important. But, what is innovation? Googling “What is innovation?” returns more than a billion hits. Focusing on the top search result from the Google dictionary doesn’t add further insight: “the action or process of innovating.” However, in producing The Life Sciences Innovation Report: A […]

FDA draft guidance addresses inclusion of adolescents in oncology trials

With an eye toward helping industry, investigators and institutional review boards (IRBs), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unveiled draft guidance on the inclusion of adolescents—defined as those between the ages of 12 and 17—in adult oncology trials. Allowing adolescents in relevant trials would allow for earlier access to life-saving drugs in this […]

European biotech on course for record year with $3.9B raised in first half of 2018

This is the second of a two-part series on Life Sciences Connect looking at the current robust financial climate for biopharma. “Biopharma IPOs gone wild,” also via BioWorld, the daily biopharma news service from Clarivate Analytics, appeared on July 10, 2018. European biotechnology firms engaged in drug development raised $3,904 million during the first half […]

Biopharma IPOs gone wild: Highest amount ever raised as 14 companies join public ranks

This is the first of a two-part series on “Life Sciences Connect” looking at the current robust financial climate for biopharma. Watch for a report, also via BioWorld, the daily biopharma news service from Clarivate Analytics, on the record pace of fund raising in Europe shortly. The public offerings by immuno-oncology-focused Forty Seven Inc., which […]