Advanced Catheter Therapies' venture capital funding round has been oversubscribed, reflecting investor interest in the company's Occlusion Perfusion Catheter for localized drug delivery in the peripheral vasculature.
The FDA's Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee (PADAC) voted 10-3 to recommend approval of Boehringer Ingelheim's mist formulation of its dry-powder inhalable treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). If approved, the new product, Spiriva Respimat, would give clinicians an alternative to the company's FDA-approved tiotropium bromide inhalable dry powder, the Spiriva HandiHaler.
Any industry that's undergoing as much change as biopharma is always looking for leadership. Old marketing practices are being blown apart, R&D is being subjected to emergency surgery, drug prices surge ever higher, spurring a growing backlash from payers.
In this constantly shifting panorama you'll find a group of executives who are forging new paths for others to follow. This year, the third for Fierce, we present the men and women whose influence is being felt across the industry.
Influence, of course, isn't always a force for good. But it can be. To be truly influential in an industry, you need to be able to persuasively explain new methods that can exert a powerful hold on colleagues in the same global field. Some of this year's group have excelled in that regard.
We hope you enjoy this year's report. And please offer any suggestions you may have for next year's project on the influentials.
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