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    Victoria Sons


    I was just interested in getting everyone’s opinion on what major trends we’re seeing right now in the pharmaceutical industry?

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    Sammy Terai
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    One of the biggest trends right now is the formation of partnerships between big and small pharma. Large drug companies may pay an up-front fee for the option to license a drug under development by a start-up. If the product reaches specific developmental milestones, the smaller company will receive additional payments. The benefit for the larger pharmaceutical company is the ability to diversify their investments, without taking on too much of the risk themselves. In this situation, the smaller company gets some much-needed capital to help fund their pipeline. However, there’s no guarantee that the drug will get approved by the FDA.

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