• A Personal Case For Drug Repurposing

    Amidst the dealmaking and spectacle of the 41st Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, a bright and personal light was cast on the value of a different kind of collaboration: drug repurposing. There’s a deep vein of patient benefit sitting on pharmacy shelves, and Michael Fajgenbaum, M.D. wants to tap it. 

60 Minutes To IND Success

On 1/24/23, Daniela Drago, Ph.D. and Kati Abraham will join us for the discussion, IND Success: Navigate Through The Regulatory Gray, and I hope you do, too. We’ll talk through reasons for clinical holds, offer tips for avoiding and addressing them, and share best practices on ensuring smooth submissions on your journey from development to the clinic.

Big Bio Breeds Startup Leadership

Richard Francis’ arrival at Purespring in 2021 was indicative of a longer-term trend in the biopharma space that’s inciting a bit of a talent exodus from Big Pharma to emerging bio. While he's now returning to his big pharma generics roots, here's what he looked for in a startup leadership opportunity.

Snake Oil Or Slippery CEO?

Nader Pourhassan was just charged with a whole bunch of crimes. At the nucleus of the charges sits Pourhassan’s overzealous—and as it turns out, illegal—oversell of leronlimab, the monoclonal antibody he hyped as an HIV and COVID-19 therapeutic panacea when he was CEO at Cytodyn.

Inside The Altavant/Enzyvant Self-Made Merger

Prior to their merger, Enzyvant and Altavant didn’t have much in common beyond their suffix and their CEO. That CEO is Bill Symonds, Pharm.D., the architect of the merger whose history with the "vants" runs deep. Here, Dr. Symonds shares the company’s strategy and the implications of the combination. 



  • Generating A Quality Attribute Profile For Antibody-Based Biosimilars: Assessing Differences In Fc-Associated Effector Functions

    During biosimilar drug characterization, the use of orthogonal methods is necessary in providing a complete, detailed overview of the molecule being assessed – Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) assays allow for the description of an interaction by both kinetics and affinity, and are able to generate a wealth of information per sample assessment. Here, we review the use of the Sensorgram Comparison tool of the Biacore T200 software in two separate case studies, to detail instances where the affinity (KD) measurements and the binding responses did not sufficiently describe the drug substance interaction to the associated ligand.




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