Director, Thought Leadership
+11 year(s) experience
Daniel has a decade of experience as an analyst in the biopharma industry, spanning roles in drug discovery, market analysis, competitive intelligence, and strategic consulting. He covers topics such as COVID-19, immuno-oncology, tumour-agnostic drug development, artificial intelligence, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and regularly participates in webinars, conferences, and other speaking arrangements.
Daniel is featured across leading publications such as Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, Fortune, Scientific American, Scrip, In Vivo and Vice.
Prior to joining Informa, Daniel worked as a medicinal chemist at the U.K. biotech company Summit Therapeutics and graduated with First Class Honours in Natural Sciences from the University of Bath.
Disruption to clinical trials was a well-documented side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, with trial sponsors and clinical sites dramatically scaling back activities in line with increased hospital burden, lockdown measures, and reduced patient mobility.
Biopharma’s accomplishments in tackling the global COVID-19 pandemic, unlike advances within oncology such as cell therapies and checkpoint inhibitors, or functional cures for HIV and hepatitis C, have captured the public’s imagination.
Biopharma’s accomplishments in tackling the global COVID-19 pandemic, unlike advances within oncology such as cell therapies and checkpoint inhibitors, or functional cures for HIV and hepatitis C, have captured the public’s imagination. Consequently, industry perception scores have ticked upwards sharply, albeit from a low base.
Biomedtracker, Datamonitor Healthcare
With arguably the standout data from the 2019 American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, Amgen has become the first company to show that KRAS, beyond its role as an oncogene, is also a viable drug target
Using M&A activity as a barometer for the overall health of the biopharma industry, we explore biopharma’s biggest deals of the past decade and examine what they may presage for the year to come. Dive into key insights on trends, M&A drivers, companies to watch, and more.
Topic M A
In Vivo, Citeline
“Pipeline-in-a-pill” has increasingly entered the biopharma executive’s vernacular, denoting an attractive asset that has considerable sales potential owing to the number of discrete patient populations it can target. While the phrase or concept may be in vogue, in reality it is one of the many guises or iterations of lifecycle management.
The introduction of gene therapies has been the highest-profile new modality to reach the market, but new RNA-based therapeutics hold significant potential and could be more accessible for patients. Scrip reviews the leading drug developers in this space.
Datamonitor Healthcare, Biomedtracker, Pharmaprojects, Scrip...
As the biopharma industry concludes its annual pilgrimage to San Francisco for the JP Morgan investor conference, much of the talk around town inevitably was about gene therapies.
Topic Cell and gene therapy
Datamonitor Healthcare, Pharmaprojects, Biomedtracker
In previous years, delegates at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting had been treated to exciting clinical data from anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapies such as Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel; Novartis), Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel; Gilead), and various pipeline assets in advanced hematologic malignancies.
In April, immuno-oncology (IO) celebrated its ninth birthday, following the approval of Provenge, the first drug that harnesses the body’s immune system to fight cancer, in April 2010. Since this landmark event, it has been a tremendous decade for the field, with IO becoming part of the standard-of-care in a range of treatment settings and the Nobel Prize being awarded for the discovery of immune checkpoint inhibition. It is the checkpoint inhibitor drug classes that are leading the IO revolution and will act as a foundation for the next decade of oncology research. This article reviews the childhood years of IO and predicts what the future may hold as it reaches double digits and matures through adolescence.
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