University spin-outs: where to find companies involved in cutting-edge science
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University spin-outs: where to find companies involved in cutting-edge science

Universities are innovation incubators and often launch businesses involved in fast-growing fields ranging from biotechnology to artificial intelligen…
24 Sep 2021
AstraZeneca’s Covid troubles could see it pull out of making vaccines
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AstraZeneca’s Covid troubles could see it pull out of making vaccines

AstraZeneca has suffered a series of setbacks with its Covid-19 jab and may exit the inoculation subsector altogether. Matthew Partridge reports
6 Aug 2021
A great leap forward in the war against Alzheimer’s disease
Biogen looks likely to enjoy a sales bonanza thanks to its discovery of Aducanumab
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A great leap forward in the war against Alzheimer’s disease

The approval of the first drug to treat the neurodegenerative disease in 18 years will galvanise research in the entire subsector, says Dr Mike Tubbs.…
16 Jul 2021
Shake-up at GSK won’t placate investors
Emma Walmsley
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Shake-up at GSK won’t placate investors

GSK has launched a radical shakeup of its operations, but that's unlikely to satisfy investors unhappy with the drugmaker's perennial underperformance…
2 Jul 2021
Two investment trusts that have proved their worth
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Two investment trusts that have proved their worth

These two investment trusts have earned investors’ confidence since their flotations and remain solid bets, says Max King.
25 Jun 2021
Why Joe Biden’s Big Pharma patent grab is a terrible idea
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Why Joe Biden’s Big Pharma patent grab is a terrible idea

The US president has proposed waiving patents on Covid-19 vaccines in a bid to boost global supply. But it won’t work on its own terms and holds dange…
22 May 2021
How to invest in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease
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How to invest in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease

The cost of caring for those with dementia is a growing problem for healthcare systems around the world. Any firm that develops an effective treatment…
21 May 2021
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A show of support for GlaxoSmithKline's hedge fund fight
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A show of support for GlaxoSmithKline's hedge fund fight

Several large shareholders have said that they will support GlaxoSmithKline in its battle with hedge fund Elliott Management.
21 May 2021
How to invest in biotechnology: the healthcare sector’s high-growth area
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How to invest in biotechnology: the healthcare sector’s high-growth area

Dr Mike Tubbs provides an overview of this thriving industry, whose latest triumphs include the Covid-19 vaccines. He examines the best investment str…
14 May 2021
Vaccine patents: a bitter pill for drug companies
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Vaccine patents: a bitter pill for drug companies

The US has suggested waiving drug companies’ vaccine patents to hasten the defeat of Covid-19, sending their share prices down.
14 May 2021
AstraZeneca’s shareholders rebel over pay
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AstraZeneca’s shareholders rebel over pay

Shareholders in AstraZeneca have rebelled over proposals to raise bonus levels for its bosses.
14 May 2021
Merck: the good value biotech stock that has cornered the cancer market
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Merck: the good value biotech stock that has cornered the cancer market

Merck, the biopharma giant, dominates the biggest disease sector and looks reasonably valued, says Dr Mike Tubbs.
27 Apr 2021
Activist investor Elliott takes takes a stake in Glaxo
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Activist investor Elliott takes takes a stake in Glaxo

Elliott, s US hedge fund, took an undisclosed multibillion-pound stake in GSK last week, driving the share price up by 4.6%.
22 Apr 2021
Get decades of growth at a discount with this healthcare investment trust
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Get decades of growth at a discount with this healthcare investment trust

Healthcare is set for strong long-term expansion but looks cheap. That makes this investment trust worth buying, says Max King.
19 Apr 2021
Moderna’s Stéphane Bancel: the maths nerd who struck vaccine gold
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Moderna’s Stéphane Bancel: the maths nerd who struck vaccine gold

A decade ago, Stéphane Bancel took a gamble and joined a fledgling start-up working on an unproven new technology. The gamble paid off with the rise o…
17 Apr 2021
How the vaccine wars will harm us all
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How the vaccine wars will harm us all

Grabbing and hoarding vaccine supplies, or even manufacturing one’s own, might seem to make sense for a state in an emergency. But the damage done to …
27 Mar 2021
AstraZeneca’s Pascal Soriot: in the crossfire of the vaccine wars
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AstraZeneca’s Pascal Soriot: in the crossfire of the vaccine wars

AstraZeneca’s boss Pascal Soriot was winning plaudits for his stewardship when the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Since then, he’s been having a hard time …
27 Mar 2021
Scientific-instrument companies are a global success – here's how to play them
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Scientific-instrument companies are a global success – here's how to play them

Companies delivering scientific instruments – products to measure and analyse our world – are crucial to sectors ranging from telecommunications to ph…
26 Mar 2021
Three winners of the long-term biotech boom
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Three winners of the long-term biotech boom

Professional investor Marek Poszepcynski of the International Biotechnology Trust picks three biotech stocks with good pipelines, strong management te…
22 Mar 2021
The unscientific criticism of AstraZeneca could do lasting damage
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The unscientific criticism of AstraZeneca could do lasting damage

Several European countries have suspended their use of AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine – for no good scientific reason. Matthew Partridge reports.
18 Mar 2021
Johnson & Johnson vaccine approval is another shot in the arm for the world
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Johnson & Johnson vaccine approval is another shot in the arm for the world

Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine has been approved in the US, a sign that the world is making solid progress against Covid-19. Matthew Partridge reports
4 Mar 2021
How to invest in the latest developments in hearing technology
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How to invest in the latest developments in hearing technology

Traditionally dismissed as a relative backwater, this branch of medicine is about to move into the limelight thanks to ageing populations and major br…
19 Feb 2021