Pathfinders in Biopharma

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A Call to Action: Global Blood Therapeutics on Tackling Orphan Disease

What does it take to tackle the most perplexing orphan diseases? Ted W. Love, M.D., President and CEO, Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT), speaks with RBC Capital Markets’ Senior Biotechnology Analyst Gregory Renza, M.D. about having a mission and the drive to succeed on this episode of Pathfinders.

Ionis: Raising the Bar for ESG

In this episode of Pathfinders, Luca Issi, Senior Biotech Analyst at RBC Capital Markets, speaks with Beth Hougen, CFO of Ionis Pharma – a leading innovator in the development of antisense medicines and RNA-targeted therapeutics – to find out how the firm is embedding ESG into its vision, strategy and performance.

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Biotech and Big Pharma: Blueprint for Successful Partnership

As biotech firms and large pharma companies find new synergies to bring new treatments to market together, RBC Capital Markets’ Noël Brown interviews pharma industry veteran Greg Wiederrecht – now RBC’s Biopharma Managing Director - on what it takes to ensure a strategic partnership not only survives but thrives.

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Biotech Halftime Report: After a Bumpy Year, is Biotech Ready to Bounce Back?

There are encouraging signs that biotech is approaching a bottom after a rough start to 2021, but it’s difficult to call when the sector will bounce back.

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Game Changers: Disruptive Forces in Biotech

The biopharma sector continues to disrupt and be disrupted. Whether it’s products and technologies, legal developments or the knock-on effects of the coronavirus pandemic, there is a quiet revolution taking place right now that holds the potential to radically transform the world of healthcare. The paradigm shift in how we care for ourselves is already underway.

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Inside Track: Behind the Scenes of a Major Biotech SPAC

RBC Capital Markets’ Noël Brown, Head of US Biotech Investment Banking, goes behind the scenes of one of the biggest biotech SPAC deals of the year with Nuvation Bio Founder and CEO, Dr. David Hung and Omega Funds Partner and President of its Omega Alpha SPAC, Michelle Doig.

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All eyes on gene/cell therapy and rare disease innovations

Every spring, RBC Capital Markets brings together key opinion leaders across major therapeutic areas in biotech for a series of Doctor Day sessions. This year, RBC’s Biotech Equity Research Analysts hosted experts with medical specialties from rare diseases to oncology to talk about future treatments, exciting innovations and life-changing advances. Many of these health issues have little in common, but there’s one area of innovation that could help treat them all – gene and cell therapies.

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Genetic Medicine Leads a Surge of Innovation in Biotech

According to RBC’s Senior Biotech Equity Analyst, Luca Issi, genetic medicine (the delivery of genetic material as a therapeutic) has attracted record-breaking capital in Biotech with ~$150b deployed across venture, IPOs, follow-ons and M&A since 2013. For context, that compares to the GDP of a top 50-60 country worldwide.

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