Pathfinders in Biopharma

Perspectives from the cutting edge of biotech and pharma.

The fast-changing world of biopharma places a premium on trusted market insights from industry experts who can turn change into a competitive advantage. Stay ahead of the curve with our latest podcast series.

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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. These two industry leaders at the cutting edge of biotech innovation and venture capital share how they brought Nuvation Bio’s public market vision to fruition on the latest episode of RBC’s Pathfinders podcast.

What’s Material in ESG for Biopharma Firms?

In this episode of Pathfinders, Brian Abrahams, Co-Head of Biotechnology Equity Research at RBC Capital Markets speaks with the team of ESG leads at Gilead Sciences to understand the five key components driving the company’s ESG strategy, how this strategy has evolved and how it drives business impact.

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Is Pharma at an ESG Turning Point?

In the global push to ESG-focused investing, the Pharma sector has traditionally been challenged. But RBC Capital Markets’ Daniel Busby, Pharmaceuticals Equity Research Analyst, suggests that this may be about to change. A combination of trends, some of them yet to appear on the public radar, could lift Pharma’s ESG market reputation and create new opportunities for investment and inclusion.

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RBC Imagine: Virtual Health is the Future

RBC Capital Markets’ Healthcare Equity Research Analyst Sean Dodge estimates that 35-40% of healthcare that has been delivered in-person could feasibly be virtualized. That’s an enormous slice of an annual $4T US spend – and an immense opportunity for innovation and investment to improve access to quality healthcare.

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Biotech SPACs: A New Route to Going Public

As more firms and investors look to SPACs as an IPO alternative, will this change the way biotech companies access public markets long-term? Our investment banking team goes inside the SPAC boom to explain what companies need to know before choosing their path to going public.

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Biotech Outlook 2021: Innovation, IPOs and COVID‑19

Biotech innovation came to the fore in 2020 in the public battle to find a COVID-19 vaccine. RBC’s equity research analysts share what’s on the horizon for the sector in 2021.

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RBC Imagine: Game Changers for Biotech in 2021

COVID-19 continues to be the big potential disruptor for healthcare this year, and there could be increased pressure on new drug launches and clinical trials especially if the pandemic continues beyond the end of 2021.

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Digital Health Outlook: Accelerated innovation and adoption continues in 2021

The digitization of healthcare was already underway before 2020. But the pandemic hugely accelerated this trend, clearing regulatory barriers out of the way and getting the public comfortable with the idea of telemedicine. As investors search for value, Healthcare IT (HCIT) could be a new growth driver in tech according to RBC’s equity research analysts.

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