Category Archives: Rare disease

The EMA’s Shambolic Handling of Glybera

If you can’t see the wood for the trees the common sense response is to do a little thinning and let the light shine through. But for the bogged-down-in-bureaucracy European Medicines Agency (EMA), the response last week to the need…


He Said What?!?! Best Biotech Quotes of 2011

As BioWorld Insight readers know, our “Word on the Street” column provides a sample of the most entertaining and thought-provoking quotes our staff stumbles upon each week. Some are gathered during interviews, some gleaned from analyst reports, and some overheard…


The Good, the Bad and . . . the Huh? A 2011 Biotech Recap

The past year brought the biotech sector a mixed bag of news. Some of it was positive – for instance, the FDA picked up its drug approval pace in 2011 and, in some cases, even surprised the most hardened biotech…