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Mandy Jackson

Managing Editor, US Commercial News

Mandy is Managing Editor, US Commercial News. Mandy reports on daily biopharma developments, writes feature stories and produces the Finance Watch column. She covers finance, start-ups, dealmaking, clinical trial results, quarterly earnings reports, commercial competition and corporate strategy.

Mandy regularly interviews everyone from big pharma CEOs to biotech start-up founders, enhancing her expertise on industry trends and market dynamics. She also is interested in drug pricing and novel reimbursement strategies, new treatments in areas of true unmet need, diversity in the biopharma industry and novel approaches to drug development. She has been a business reporter since 2000, covering biopharma, biotech law and commercial real estate.

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