Covid-19 vaccine developers stand out as global drug stocks tread water in the first quarter.
A rollercoaster year for biopharma ended with investors firmly deciding that the pandemic was an opportunity, not a threat.
Data will soon show whether Avadel’s FT218 is more convenient than Jazz’s Xyrem, while Axovant will be looking for a dose response with its Parkinson’s gene therapy.
Despite the recent flurry of gene therapy deals there is still a fairly extensive list of affordable companies out there.
The usual story of positive data and clinical failure influencing company stock performance was given added interest in the second quarter with price fixing allegations…
The Swiss group picks up Spark Therapeutics for $4.8bn, marking the biggest gene therapy buyout since Novartis’s $8.7bn move on Avexis.
A collaboration over four gene therapy programmes substantially beefs up Neurocrine’s pipeline, while Voyager Therapeutics gets a much-needed infusion of credibility.