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Amicus bags PhIII rare disease drug in $847M Scioderm buyout

Amicus Therapeutics has stepped in to snap up the late-stage rare disease biotech Scioderm, beefing up its orphan drug pipeline in exchange for $229 million in stock and cash along with a promise of up to $618 million more for meeting a slate of milestones.

The 2013 Fierce 15 biotech execs take a bow

Our annual Fierce 15 report on a top class of up-and-coming private biotechs came out today and I wanted to highlight the responses from many of the companies which are on the list. Read more | Check out this year's report

FierceBiotech's 2013 Fierce 15

Last year when Ryan McBride and I were sorting through our short list of candidates, we both felt that Seaside Therapeutics deserved a spot on the list. The small company had raised a considerable...

J&J grabs another 'breakthrough' FDA win with early-stage cancer drug

Eight months after Johnson & Johnson committed to a $1.1 billion deal package to partner on Genmab's cancer antibody daratumumab, the FDA has blessed the Phase I/II program with its new "breakthrough" designation.

Biotech upstart joins Big Pharma cast on high-profile 'breakthrough' stage

Up until now, the FDA has reserved its new "breakthrough" designation for a Who's Who in drug development, with high-profile companies like J&J, Merck and Novartis touting their scores at the agency. But now the FDA has delivered the coveted designation to Durham, NC-based ScioDerm, a little-known start-up that just landed its Series A of $16 million. And its success is blazing a path others can follow.