Kevin Grogan has been writing about pharmaceuticals for over twenty years in roles that have included online editor for PharmaTimes. After four years freelancing, which involved writing for all the principal titles in the sector, as well as consultancy work with major pharmaceutical companies, he joined Scrip as Managing Editor, Europe, Commercial in the summer of 2017.
Covering all aspects of the pharma industry, Kevin has interviewed pretty much all the leading figures in the sector, both in the UK and globally. A regular attendee at financial and medical conferences worldwide (and moderating at some), he has also appeared on BBC television and radio, ITV and Channel 4 to discuss events in the pharmaceutical industry.
Fluent in Spanish, he previously worked as a journalist on rock/pop music publications, was chief sub editor at the Catholic weekly newspaper The Universe and also contributed articles to the likes of The Independent and the Manchester Evening News on football.
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Private Company Edition: While the tough state of financing for publicly traded drug developers continues, venture capital firms and private biopharma companies revealed billions of dollars in new VC funds and start-up financings, including $100m-plus mega-rounds for Tessa, Alladapt and ImCheck.
Ipsen CEO David Loew recently told Scrip that a return to more rational valuations for biotechs should led to more deals. The Epizyme acquisition could be the first of many by the French group this year.
Anant Murthy, general manager of Argenx Europe, tells Scrip that the commercial infrastructure is in place for Vyvgart to enjoy a strong launch for the rare neuromuscular disorder which will mirror those seen in the US and Japan.
GSK will invest over $1bn over the next decade to develop medicines that combat malaria, neglected tropical diseases and antibiotic resistance, while Novartis is putting in $250m over the next five years.
The US biotech major has unveiled plans to open a new research and manufacturing center in the UK, which signals the start of detailed talks with the government about establishing a long-term partnership.
AstraZeneca is preparing a US filing for hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloid polyneuropathy for eplontersen, which it hopes will compete with Pfizer and Alnylam's therapies in that rare disease space.