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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.

Latest From Mandy Jackson

Finance Watch: Four Biotech VC Funds Raise $1.7bn Combined

Private Company Edition: Perceptive/Xontogeny, Abingworth, Kizoo and Droia closed venture capital funds. New biopharma VC financings also include a $105m series C round for Elpiscience and $92m for newly launched Interline. 

Financing StartUps and SMEs

Perceptive And Xontogeny’s Second VC Fund Brings In $515m

The strategy for both funds is to back companies with a preclinical drug candidate that can be advanced through clinical proof-of-concept with a mid-sized series A round. 

Financing StartUps and SMEs

Three IPOs, Three SPAC Mergers, But One Company Opted Out

Three firms launched initial public offerings during the first week of May, but Gyroscope postponed its IPO while Jasper, Science 37 and Roivant took the special purpose acquisition corporation route.

Financing Business Strategies

ICER Suggests Price Of $2,500-$8,300 For Biogen’s Aducanumab

Given mixed Phase III results for the Alzheimer’s drug and potentially severe side effects for the once-monthly infused therapy, ICER’s recommendation came in below analyst expectations.

Pricing Strategies Cost Effectiveness

Finance Watch: Dyno Therapeutics Raises $100m For Novel AAV Vectors

Private Company Edition: Dyno’s first VC round will enable more deals for its novel AAV platform; Eikon pioneers new drug discovery technology. Also, Treeline’s early funding revealed at $211.7m; Capsida raised $140m from a VC round, AbbVie deal; and Affinia closed a $110m series B round. 

Financing Innovation

Finance Watch: Roivant To Go Public In SPAC Merger, Raise $611m

Public Company Edition: Roivant’s deal sets its market cap at $7.3bn. Beyond the Werewolf and Vaccitech offerings, more drug developers are slated to go public during the first week of May. And in follow-on offerings, COMPASS Pathways raises $144m and Aldeyra brings in $125m.

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