Category Archives: Pharmaceuticals

Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine starting to elbow its way into media coverage; watch out you cancer “miracle cures.”

The News: A group of researchers in Spain has developed a silk biomaterial that can increase the survival of transplanted stem cells into the brain, improving recovery after a stroke… Read more »

US IPOs not done yet for 2018 as two foreigners pick Nasdaq for their maiden launch.

The News: Last week, Taiwan Liposome Co. Ltd. (TLC), which is developing lipid formulations of approved drugs for pain and eye disease, raised $22 million by offering 3.75 million ADSs… Read more »

Europe frets over waning IPO biotech scene while US pricings and new registrations keep chugging along.

The News: Over the last two weeks, several biotech companies in Europe have decided to postpone IPOs on the stock markets there prompting speculation that biotech stocks are underperforming, according… Read more »

England’s biotech startup Sitryx out of the blocks with new I/O program. Stakes are high as Europe’s science contending with US for top global developers.

The News: Sitryx Therapeutics Ltd. (London) has launched with the goal of treating cancer and inflammatory conditions by targeting the metabolism of immune cells, a promising new area of research…. Read more »

PART TWO: The future of Russian pharma. Why does China (among so many others) surpass Russia when it comes to pharma/biotech innovation?

In examining why Russia is behind its neighbor China in pharma and biotech innovation, one must keep in mind that Chinese medicine is a style of traditional treatment built on a foundation… Read more »

FDA clears psilocybin for testing as breakthrough therapy

UPDATE: FDA permits psilocybin to be tested for refractory depression; grants Breakthrough Therapy designation for magic mushrooms psychedelic compound. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy… Read more »

Europe bursts onto the biotech scene as Grifols’ Phase 2b/3 plasma replacement therapy works in Alzheimer’s patients. Buy, sell or hold?

The News: A blood plasma replacement therapy from Spanish company Grifols SA (Barcelona) reduced cognitive decline by 61% in patients with moderate Alzheimer’s disease compared with placebo, Labiotech.eu reports. The… Read more »

October wraps up healthcare IPOs with another strong week as 2018 biotech explosion still on record pace.

The News: The Wall Street Journal reports that the pace of biotech IPOs in on track for a near-record year, although many are riskier due to being in earlier stages of development…. Read more »