Managing Editor, US Commercial News
Mandy reports on daily biopharma developments, writes feature stories and produces Scrip's 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.
Latest From Mandy Jackson
Finance Watch: LSP Dementia Fund Closes With €260m For Neurodegenerative Diseases
EQT Life Sciences completed the final close of its inaugural LSP Dementia Fund, far surpassing an initial $100m fundraising goal. Also, Resilience received a $410m commitment from the Department of Defense to fund biomanufacturing and Viking cashed in on Phase I obesity data with a $250m offering.
Finance Watch: Ferring Shutters San Diego R&D Site As Even Money-Making Firms Cut Costs
Restructuring Edition: After reporting record revenue, but lower profits due to rising costs, Ferring has decided to consolidate R&D in Europe. Also, Codiak has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will sell off its assets, while Exicure, Applied Molecular Transport, Gamida Cell and others revealed new job cuts.
Deal Watch: Vertex Calls On CRISPR Yet Again, Now To Collaborate On Type 1 Diabetes
Vertex and CRISPR look beyond beta thalassemia and sickle cell disease. Also, Bicycle gets $50m up front in Novartis deal, Regeneron commits $75m initially under a Treg collaboration with Sonoma, and Jounce gets a better deal from Concentra to wave off Redx merger.
Building On Successes During Turbulent Times, SR One Closes $600m Fund II
SR One will keep investing in a mix of new companies, early-stage firms and later opportunities with its second fund, raised even as biotech continues to endure challenging financial times.
Finance Watch: Another VC Mega-Round As Flare Raises $123m Series B
Private Company Edition: Flare Therapeutics, targeting transcription factors to discover precision medicines, had big pharma backing for its second venture capital financing. Also, Mediar closed a $10m series A round, Switch launched with $52m and EpiBiologics raised a $50m series A round.
AbbVie’s Skyrizi Checks One Last Box With Phase III Success In Ulcerative Colitis
Already approved in Crohn’s disease, Skyrizi now has positive Phase III results in ulcerative colitis with more data expected this year in UC as the field grows more crowded with anti-IL-23 options.