It has been a productive year for cell and gene therapy companies, and every week the sector never fails to generate exciting news flow to keep investors engaged. Given these ongoing developments, it is not surprising that companies involved in the area continue to attract financing and strategic partners.
A total of 18 med-tech companies that have gone public on U.S. exchanges this year are showing a positive percentage change in stock value on average of 43%, despite large price drops for Personalis Inc. and Guardion Health Sciences Inc.
Medtronic plc, of Dublin, reported good news in terms of its quarterly results Tuesday, with key revenue segments coming in line with or beating expectations. Wells Fargo's Larry Biegelsen noted that coronary and structural heart sales of $955 million exceeded the consensus of $949 million and his organization's $923 million estimate. The company pointed to its transcatheter aortic valves as helping in the boost, following the expansion into the low-risk patient population.
SHANGHAI – Although China still has a way to go to approve any CAR T therapy, clinical development is robust with various targets being studied, and the regulatory environment is improving, cell therapy experts said at the Chinatrials 12 Summit.
According to an analysis conducted by BioWorld of the third-quarter 2019 financial reports filed by the top 100 public biopharmaceutical companies ranked by market cap, and excluding big pharma companies, the amount that was invested in research and development (R&D) in the period increased almost 70% compared to the same period in 2018.