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Optimum’s chosen charity: Ariana Smiles

In October, at our 15th Annual Healthcare Investor Conference, we announced our chosen charity for the year, Ariana Smiles. Ariana Smiles is a Special Named Fund at the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group, raising funds for research into precision oncology medicine for children with leukaemia. Stephanie Seales Gabbitas and her husband Chris set up Ariana […]

Verona Pharma: Preparing a potentially novel COPD medicine for market

A much-anticipated new potential drug for COPD moved a step closer to the market after Verona Pharma submitted its New Drug Application  to the U.S. FDA, seeking approval of ensifentrine as a maintenance therapy. In the latest episode of Optimum Perspectives podcast, Eva Haas caught up with Chris Martin, Senior Vice President of Commercial, who […]

An in-depth interview with Søren Møller, Head of Novo Holdings Seed Investments

YOUNG biotech companies need “patient investors” with “deep pockets” to weather today’s financial storms, the head of Novo Holdings Seed Investments has told the Optimum Perspectives podcast. In an in-depth interview, Søren Møller said fledgling firms should accept it might be some time before investor confidence returns to the sector – and they need to […]

Renée Aguiar-Lucander, CEO of Calliditas Therapeutics: Blazing a trail in rare diseases

Calliditas is one of European biopharma’s big success stories, bringing a rare disease drug to market and commercializing it using its own sales force. Richard Staines from Optimum Strategic Communications spoke with CEO Renée Aguiar-Lucander who outlined the challenges the company has faced on its journey. Lengthy experience as a life science investor has helped […]

An interview with Dan Mahony, UK Government Life Sciences Envoy by Optimum’s Eva Haas

In episode four of Optimum Perspectives Podcast, our in-house IR expert, ex-Fund Manager Eva Haas interviewed Dan Mahony, Chairman of the BioIndustry Association (BIA), following his appointment as UK Life Sciences Investment Envoy to hear his plans for championing the UK’s Life Sciences industry. Dan’s circuitous and unplanned journey to his current role involved among […]