Vaxxinity missed out on Operation Warp Speed and the first round of COVID-19 vaccines, but CEO Mei Mei Hu is focused on the second generation and ongoing global needs.
Big pharma stocks, such as Glaxo (GSK), Sanofi (SNY), Pfizer (PFE) and Consumer stock Haleon (HLN), decline due to the litigation surrounding the heartburn drug Zantac (ranitidine).
Plunging valuations have made biotech companies tempting acquisition targets for cash-rich Big Pharma and a flurry of deals is just what the battered sector needs to turn a corner. Pfizer's $5.4 billion acquisition of Global Blood Therapeutics, which was announced on Monday, is the fourth deal in the sector since the pharma giant bought Biohaven for $11.6 billion in May, adding to optimism that large drugmakers are back in the market to pick up cheaper firms. Industry experts predict biotech firms that are closer to getting their product to market or already have a drug approved are likely to become M&A targets for large drugmakers, some of whom are staring at patent expirations of their cash cow drugs.