Global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity last year was expected to decline from 2019 levels, mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting uncertainty around the global economy, trade tensions between the US and China, and the presidential election in the US. However, James Baillieu from Bird & Bird reveals…
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As the UK enters new territory following its departure from the EU, legal experts Marie Manley and Chris Boyle from Sidley Austin explore the resultant consequences for biopharma companies and the regulatory opportunities that lie ahead.
The company announced that the Phase I/II trial for VLA2001 is now fully enrolled and that it has begun manufacturing the vaccine candidate on an industrial scale.
UK government warned the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the future of UK medical research, as 40 percent of early-career scientists look to leave.
The government has entered partnerships with Pfizer and Valneva to secure doses of several promising COVID-19 vaccines and secured COVID-19 neutralising antibody treatments from AstraZeneca.
A written statement from the UK government has highlighted the importance of trade co-operation with the EU, including for pharmaceuticals.
The three largest UK political parties have published their manifestos for the upcoming election which focus on various pharma initiatives including the NHS, R&D, drug prices and mental health.
A fund of almost £450 million has been announced by the UK Government to mitigate drug shortages in the event of a no-deal Brexit.