Damian Garde

Biography for Damian Garde

Damian Garde, Editor

Damian is an editor with Fierce's life sciences publications, writing for FierceBiotech, FierceMedicalDevices and FierceCRO. Prior to joining Fierce, he worked for Patch.com in Maryland, and The Albuquerque Journal and Weekly Alibi in Albuquerque, NM. Damian lives in Washington, DC, and considers himself the foremost Carmelo Anthony apologist in the greater metropolitan area. You can email him at dgarde@fiercemarkets.com and follow @DamianFierce on Twitter.

Articles by Damian Garde

AstraZeneca wins another diabetes approval in a fast-crowding market

AstraZeneca won an FDA nod for a one-pill combination of its latest diabetes drug and the long-generic metformin, making it the second to market among a cadre of drugmakers developing similar cocktails.

Novo Nordisk walks back some U.S. optimism for its next-gen insulin

Novo Nordisk is sounding a more cautious tone on Tresiba, its once-rejected new insulin. After hinting at an accelerated trip back to the FDA for the long-acting diabetes treatment, the Danish drugmaker now says it could be another few years before the injection is ready for another shot at approval.

Cleveland Clinic toasts Novartis, PCSK9ers and immuno-oncology in its R&D top 10

The Cleveland Clinic's annual list of the most promising medical innovations reads a bit like a biopharma yearbook, name-checking a slew of potential blockbuster treatments and affirming the potential of some of the biggest targets in drug development.

Xencor moves on without Amgen, ditching its hopes in arthritis

Xencor has reacquired the rights to an Amgen-optioned antibody, walking away from the Big Biotech and an arthritis indication with hopes of a new path in rare disease.

Cara's pain drug clears an abuse hurdle as it trots toward Phase III

Cara Therapeutics is touting positive data from a trial in which its in-development treatment proved significantly less abuse-friendly than a commonly used opiate, results the company believes could make the drug a standout on the market.

Amgen, Sanofi and Ono band together for open-source R&D

Biopharma giants Amgen, Sanofi and Ono have joined a group of international academics to flesh out a promising but underexplored field of drug development, planning to share their discoveries with the public in hopes of galvanizing global R&D.

Novartis chief Jimenez predicts 'multi-blockbuster' success for star heart drug

Novartis' pharma chief has hailed the company's forthcoming heart failure treatment as "the most exciting launch the company has ever had," and now the drugmaker's CEO has declared a "multi-blockbuster" in the making, joining a chorus of analysts who expect billions in annual sales from LCZ696.

Syros hauls in $53M to disrupt cancer's genetic roots

Watertown, MA's Syros Pharmaceuticals has banked a massive $53 million Series B to support its innovative approach to treating cancer, targeting the genetic switches responsible for tumor growth.

Baxter wins FDA approval for another hemophilia drug

Baxter widened its hemophilia franchise on the eve of its breakup, winning FDA approval for a drug that treats a rare form of the bleeding disorder.

GlaxoSmithKline cozies up to Five Prime for respiratory R&D

GlaxoSmithKline, facing widespread scrutiny for its underperforming respiratory business, has expanded its relationship with Five Prime Therapeutics, digging in to discover new treatments in the field.