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

Almirall deepens its dermatology dive with a $386M deal

Spanish drugmaker Almirall, moving on from its former focus on respiratory therapies, is beefing up its dermatology pipeline with a buyout of Switzerland's Poli Group.

Bristol-Myers and AbbVie win FDA approval for a 'breakthrough' myeloma treatment

Partners Bristol-Myers Squibb and AbbVie picked up a speedy FDA approval for their cancer immunotherapy, preparing to launch a key cog in each company's oncology pipeline.

Ex-Moderna chief scientist lands at PureTech to seed new biotechs

Joseph Bolen, who quietly left high-profile biotech Moderna Therapeutics earlier this year, has joined startup factory PureTech Health to help the group ferret out promising technologies and launch new companies.

Novo Nordisk taps Ablynx in a $400M deal

Novo Nordisk signed a deal with Ablynx worth up to €377 million ($400 million) to collaborate on so-called nanobodies, antibody fragments designed to split the difference between biologics and small-molecule drugs.

Allergan scoops up some CNS drugs as its $160B Pfizer merger pends

Allergan, seeking to burnish its reputation in R&D, bought into some early-stage treatments for autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder as it prepares to join forces with Pfizer in a massive merger.

Teva wagers up to $410M on Heptares' migraine program

Heptares Therapeutics, acquired by Japan's Sosei earlier this year, signed a deal with Teva Pharmaceutical to co-develop novel migraine treatments, getting in line for as much as $410 million.

BioMarin's hopes in DMD fade after FDA panel pillories its case for approval

BioMarin's odds of winning FDA approval for a Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment got longer on Tuesday after a group of agency advisers picked apart the company's clinical evidence and raised serious concerns about its safety.

Lilly's middling lung cancer drug wins FDA approval with a restrictive label

Eli Lilly won FDA approval for a lung cancer treatment that posted only a marginal survival benefit in late-stage clinical trials, gaining clearance to treat a small population of patients with particularly serious disease.

Pharma partner Presage acquires a clinical candidate of its own

Presage Biosciences, a popular partner for oncology drug developers, is wading into clinical development of its own, in-licensing a candidate and using its technology to spotlight potential combination therapies.

Aduro slips after trial patient comes down with a dangerous infection

Aduro BioTech, developing an immunotherapy combination treatment for cancer, watched its share price dip on Tuesday after quietly disclosing that a trial patient developed a serious infection tied to the company's re-engineered bacterial treatment.