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 email@example.com and follow @DamianFierce on Twitter.
Articles by Damian Garde
The U.S. boom in biotech IPOs has largely failed to drift across the Atlantic and galvanize many floats in Europe, but France's OSE Pharma is looking to buck that trend in hopes of bankrolling late-stage studies for its immuno-oncology candidate.
The antibiotics-focused Cubist Pharmaceuticals has opened up shop in Europe with a Swiss international headquarters, part of its plan to spend $400 million on infectious disease R&D this year and spotlight new treatments for global scourges.
Novo Nordisk picked up European approval for a combination of a long-acting insulin and its own Victoza, pioneering a once-a-day approach to Type 2 diabetes that could bring in blockbuster sales.
Amid widespread safety concerns surrounding testosterone drugs, an FDA panel has recommended against Clarus Therapeutics' oral treatment, dimming the future for the company's sole product.
For evidence of Wall Street's ongoing hesitance to embrace biotech startups, look no further than ProQR Therapeutics and Foamix Pharmaceuticals, two IPO debutantes with diametric fortunes on the market.
Merck's new, once-a-week treatment for diabetes measured up to the company's top-selling Januvia in its first Phase III test, setting the stage for a Japanese regulatory application and stoking the drugmaker's hopes of another blockbuster in the space.
Just months after pulling off a successful IPO, Flexion Therapeutics is left watching its shares plummet after the FDA forced it to halt a trial on its top prospect.
Cambridge, MA, biotech Tokai Pharmaceuticals pulled off a $97.2 million Wall Street debut, raising the money it needs to get its three-in-one treatment for prostate cancer into late-stage development.
In the midst of its first major foray into treating obesity, Novo Nordisk is liking what it sees in the space, and now the Danish giant plans to hire hundreds of researchers in a gambit to develop new treatments for the global scourge.
Gilead Sciences' simtuzumab failed to meet its main goal in a Phase II pancreatic cancer trial, denting the potential of a therapy the company hopes can treat a wide range of malignancies.