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Pharm Exec's 2014 Dealmakers Outlook

After fading to dreary summer stock for the past few years, dealmaking is today back to center stage, but with the major roles reversed— small biotech, yesterday’s understudy, now gets top billing, while big Pharma has to work harder for its close-up. Pharm Exec brought partner Campbell Alliance and a select group of West Coast […]
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Rise in IPOs Eases Pharma's Investment Woes

Private equity and venture capital (PEVC) deal activity decreased from 1063 in 2010 to 480 in 2013, according to a new Frost & Sullivan report. And the pharma, biotech and healthcare equipment sectors experienced a much sharper decline in investor interest than the healthcare technology and provider segments, the report adds. But there is a […]
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Activism Is A Bitter Pill More Healthcare Companies May Have To Swallow

by Barbara Ryan In the next three months it is likely that three healthcare companies will face crucial activist votes.  At Alere Inc., Coppersmith Capital Management, LLC wants the company to sell/divest assets which it believes could allow them to pay down over $3B in debt.  In response, Alere is mounting a Hess style defense, […]
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Fixing Biotech's Broken Business Model

Despite some notable successes, the global biotech industry has fallen short of expectations. Strategic collaborations have been on the increase, but there is now a need for more co-operation using new collaboration models, writes Jo Pisani. The current business model on which biotech has relied is flawed. Due to poor rates of return, investment has […]
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The Case for Specialty Medicines: Is Industry Credible, or Culpable?

What’s so special about specialty? This was the question lurking below the surface in many of the presentations at a conference hosted by Pharm Exec’s sister organization, CBI, in Philadelphia last week. Now that the blockbuster era is fading under a wave of patent expirations, big pharma is pinning its hopes on the specialty category […]
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