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Commented by Juliane Zielonka on July 5th, 2024 | 07:35 CEST

Vidac Pharma, BioNTech, GSK: Pioneers in medical progress - Who will win the race?

  • Biotechnology
  • Biotech
  • Pharma

With around 20 million cancer diagnoses worldwide each year, innovative therapeutic approaches are urgently needed. Companies such as Vidac Pharma are currently developing new ways of treating cancer that could lead to a groundbreaking breakthrough. The reason for this is the discovery of a particular enzyme and its mode of action. At the same time, a patent dispute is raging between Moderna and BioNTech, which could significantly impact the future of mRNA technology. This makes the strategic partnership between GSK and CureVac all the more important. The British company GSK is paying billions of euros for rights to COVID-19 and flu vaccines, which CureVac is to develop. During the pandemic, CureVac was noted more for its shortcomings in vaccine development. Will they achieve a breakthrough now?


Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 27th, 2020 | 10:17 CET

Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, EXMceuticals - Research in competition

  • Health

By the end of 2020, the drug market is expected to more than double to USD 1.3 trillion, with the E7 countries - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia and Turkey - accounting for about one-fifth of global drug sales. Also, the incidence of chronic diseases in developing countries will increasingly resemble that in industrialized countries. The evidence is abundant that the pharmaceutical industry business model is both economically unsustainable and operationally lethargic to produce the types of innovative treatments demanded by global markets. The industry must fundamentally change the way it operates to take full advantage of future growth opportunities. PwC's management consultants expect the industry to shift its focus from treatment to prevention. The traditional blockbuster sales model will disappear, and sophisticated direct sales channels will diminish the role of wholesalers. Let's take a closer look!