Damian Garde

Biography for Damian Garde

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

Kala reels in $22.5M to get its next-gen eye drops into PhIII

Kala Pharmaceuticals, co-founded by MIT biotech luminary Robert Langer, has closed a $22.5 million B round, cash the company says will help advance its novel approach to eye treatments.

AbbVie heads to the FDA with its hep C combo in a race with Gilead, Merck

AbbVie has submitted an FDA application for its promising all-oral hepatitis C treatment, expecting approval this year as it prepares for a three-way race with perceived leaders Gilead Sciences and Merck.

FDA OKs Lilly's blockbuster hopeful ramucirumab for stomach cancer

The bull case for Eli Lilly and its long-stunted R&D operation rests largely on a potential string of FDA approvals for the much-hyped ramucirumab, and the Indiana drugmaker picked up its first, clearing the treatment to treat stomach cancer.

Vital Therapies banks $54M in a downsized IPO retry

After pulling the plug on an $86 million float in biotech's halcyon 2013, Vital Therapies has made its way to Wall Street with a scaled-down $54 million offering, cash it will use to advance its drug-device combo for liver failure.

GlaxoSmithKline and Galapagos succeed in psoriasis after two setbacks

Galapagos and partner GlaxoSmithKline say their anti-inflammation candidate hit its mark in a mid-stage trial on psoriasis, a stroke of good news for a drug beset by developmental slipups.

Baxter's latest bleeding drug hits the mark in PhIII

Baxter charted another late-stage success in its growing hemophilia franchise, posting positive top-line results for an orphan bleeding disorder treatment.

BioAlliance and Topotarget plan to merge, pooling their cancer pipelines

European biotechs BioAlliance Pharma and Topotarget have signed up to join forces, plotting to merge under the former's name and combine their pipelines of late-stage oncology drugs.

GlaxoSmithKline wins an FDA nod for its GLP-1 diabetes drug albiglutide

After a three-month delay pushed pause on its commercial plans, GlaxoSmithKline has secured FDA approval for albiglutide, a new diabetes treatment that will contend for market share in a fast-crowding space.

Angion swings for a $36M IPO as biotech's bear turn drags on

Uniondale, NY's Angion Biomedica is eyeing $36 million to bankroll its pipeline of treatments for organ injury, hoping to buck an alarming trend for biotech stocks and trade on the Nasdaq under "ANGN."

Startup AAVLife sets sights on ataxia with $12M and a novel gene therapy

Parisian biotech AAVLife has come out of stealth with a Versant Ventures-led $12 million A round, looking to advance a gene-deleting therapy that promises to treat the rare and deadly Friedreich's ataxia.