Peter KolchinskyHow did over over a dozen drug companies compete at Hepatitis C chess & what moves decided the winners & losers? Everyone interested in competitive strategy can find these & other lessons here. Free/open to students, executives, all. Never stop learning.
Friday’s announcement represents a shift in tone for the company and its leader, who has repeatedly emphasized the month of October in interviews and public appearances.
Peter KolchinskyDelays in FDA approval of a vaccine probably won’t change when most of us get a vaccine. PFE says it might be able to seek approval by end of Nov, so Dec approval possible. But will only have 100M doses ready by YE (50M courses). So unless you have...
Science writer Matt Ridley recently wrote <i>The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves</i>. The book focuses on some of the critical issues facing the world today including aid to Africa and climate change.
Peter Kolchinsky@rtnarch@bgurley Agree w/ Bob. Where brands, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, & first mover network effects are possible, patents may be secondary. In drugs, patents critical to earning investment. Also see Bill Gates’ lucid take down of Ridley’s theories.
Peter KolchinskyAs an immigrant from an authoritarian country that doesn’t exist anymore, I agree w/ this article. From the near future, history may look back on an authoritarian America to ask why those of us outraged didn’t do more. Overwhelming vote is our last chance.
This work summarizes the benefit and risk of the results of clinical trials submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration of therapies for the treatment of non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) using number needed to benefit (NNB) and number needed...
Peter KolchinskyHere’s the whole paper, from folks at FDA, who are fortunate to see the totality of the constant effort to push back against the threat of disease that weighs upon us all.
Peter KolchinskyRA Capital & our peers also launched the Covid Apollo Project, a company co-funding the X-prize & helping w/ assessment. Goal is to assemble an integrated testing paradigm w/ a sustainable business model to enable some reopening even before a vaccine.
Peter KolchinskyCalling all diagnostics innovators and tinkerers - openCOVIDscreen.org is offering XPrizes for a range of screens/diagnostics to help bring an end to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please submit your proposal & help save the world. The judges are world-class dx experts. pic.twitter.com/ruTaAsRXWQ
Dear America, We’ve decided to grossly underprice remdesivir. Hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 patients in America, and even more around the world, need our drug. But the US insurance system is corrupt and heartless. It has demonstrated that it...
Peter KolchinskyThank you Luke @ldtimmerman for running this piece without watering it down. HC reform proposals out of Washington are based on false math of political groups like ICER who don’t represent American values & mustn’t be mistaken for intellectuals.
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Peter KolchinskySome people have asked how they can get their own covid map puzzle. We just order them through piczzle.com. You’re welcome to. Here’s image file that will hopefully work (it’s 11mb), though I don’t know if twitter will host it. If not, we’ll load it on our site. pic.twitter.com/5S1YqXS7Bq
The U.S. sued Regeneron for making "kickbacks." That's wrong. It donated money to a nonprofit foundation to help patients pay for an expensive eye drug.
Peter KolchinskyKickbacks, really? Medicare & DoJ are gaslighting Americans into thinking that helping patients afford treatments for blindness their physicians prescribe is immoral. Yet Medicare’s policies are kick to the face; thanks @pfizer for suing for sanity
“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence” –Charles Bukowski The quote above is presented with more than a hint of self-deprecating irony (I did spend some formative...
Peter KolchinskyMy friend Otello is funny, dark, instructive, and right in his analysis of America’s past errors, current blindness, and necessary actions. —— Leadership, Strategy and Capabilities: How We Are Losing The Fight Against the Virus
Peter KolchinskyRA Capital is excited to announce that we are hosting a virtual version of our popular "Business of Biotechnology" course. July 14-28, free to all admitted. Learn more and apply by July 9th at
Peter KolchinskyRA Capital is teaching its next biotech business course via Zoom! Reading required. 3 lectures in July. Science/biotech background is useful but not necessary. Apply by 7/9. —- RA Capital | The Business of Biotechnology: Virtual Short Course, Summer 2020
Peter KolchinskyDrug pricing? We’ll tackle it. What’s a “me-too” drug? On the agenda. How was HepC race won? Answer: Solution Development, not drug development- we’ll explain. Biotech investing formula? Revealed. Register by July 9 for this free RA Capital zoom course.
Peter KolchinskyLast call for our virtual Business of Biotech class. Random student will be selected to run America’s covid response (why not? We cover covid technology response strategy and competitive game theory in 3rd lecture. You’ll do fine.). Deadline is July 9th.
Peter KolchinskyRiveting, on point- this short video on mass incarceration & how to reform America features actor Omar Epps & was produced by @representus, among the most credible, bipartisan groups urging reforms most will agree on. I’m a supporter. It’s effective.