Analysts at Leerink have performed one of their deep dives with Gilead’s R&D chief as the Big Biotech, which remains under fire from some sectors for its lack of M&A, outlines its pipeline priorities away from its traditional focus.
AstraZeneca had a pretty rough few years of R&D setbacks and failures up until 2012, when its former chief, David Brennan, was all but pushed out as a result. But things seem to have steadied somewhat since Pascal Soriot took the helm.
Juno took a major hit last year when a number of patients died in its experimental CAR-T test, which for months has remained under a cloud and another halt. But analysts at Leerink see reasons to be cheerful about its second next-gen blood cancer candidate.