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Biotech and Pharmaceuticals


  • A hot biotech that may be the next Genentech Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    This company has raised $1 billion to develop the Holy Grail in drugs: Have the body's own cells churn out proteins to fight disease.

  • EU animal research ban could ‘damage prosperity’ Monday, 11 May 2015 | 10:26 AM ET

    European lawmakers to debate scrapping animal testing, a move which could spell trouble for the pharma industry, experts have warned.

  • GSK, US experts team up to find cure for AIDS Monday, 11 May 2015 | 9:22 AM ET
    AIDS, HIV, Africa

    Britain's GlaxoSmithKline is to collaborate with U.S. scientists in developing a cure for AIDS.

  • The right to try test drugs gets more transparent Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 3:57 PM ET
    An employee processes solutions containing samples taken from hazard suits and clothing to detect evidence of contamination in a laboratory at the Bavarian Nordic A/S biotechnology company.

    A development in how patient requests for experimental drugs are handled could be a big step in health care, said a medical director Thursday.

  • Is biotech in a bubble?   Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 8:04 AM ET
    Is biotech in a bubble?

    Top-rated biotech analyst Mark Schoenebaum weighs in on latest mega-deal & bubble talk.

  • J&J opens door for more use of trial drugs Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 6:17 AM ET
    Arthur Caplan, Bioethicist

    Johnson & Johnson will become the first pharmaceutical company to formally seek advice from outside medical ethicists on "compassionate use" requests.

  • London biotech market historically tough: CEO   Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    London biotech market historically tough: CEO

    Ali Mortazavi, CEO at Silence Therapeutics, discusses the difficulties in tackling the biotech space.

  • Booming biotech: Alexion buys Synageva   Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    Booming biotech: Alexion buys Synageva

    Alexion has acquired Synageva Biopharma for over $8.4 billion. Ali Mortazavi, CEO at Silence Therapeutics, discusses possible reasons behind the deal.

  • Alexion to buy Synageva   Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:20 PM ET
    Alexion to buy Synageva

    Alexion's acquisition of Synageva is valued at $8.4 billion in cash and stock, reports CNBC's Meg Tirrell. Tom Lyndon, ETFtrends.com, discusses M&A trends in the biotech space.

  • GSK's new strategy   Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 1:17 PM ET
    GSK's new strategy

    GlaxoSmithKline outlined its business strategy for the next four years. Insight, with CNBC's Meg Tirrell.

  • Another mega deal in biotech   Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 12:13 PM ET
    Another mega deal in biotech

    IS biotech in a bubble? Mark Schoenebaum, Evercore ISI Analyst, discusses talk on Alexion to buy Synageva.

  • Two pharma giants merge in $8.4B deal Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 8:01 AM ET

    Alexion said it would buy Synageva for $8.4 billion to gain access to its experimental early-stage treatment for a rare metabolic disease.

  • Spending on this type of meds hit a new milestone Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 12:01 AM ET
    Employees walk past a Merck sign in front of the company's building in Summit, New Jersey.

    That's up more than 10 percent from 2013 and up from $75 billion five years earlier, according to a new report.

  • Sarissa Capital's biotech bets   Monday, 4 May 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    Sarissa Capital's biotech bets

    Alex Denner, Sarissa Capital Management founder, discusses the opportunity in ARIAD Pharmaceuticals.

  • Biotech's torrid run may not be over, analyst says Friday, 1 May 2015 | 3:40 PM ET
    Biotech pharmaceuticals

    Biotech's "great run" will continue despite a bumpy April, which came on the heels of a big jump in the sector, one analyst said.

  • Biotech's big outlook   Friday, 1 May 2015 | 2:09 PM ET
    Biotech's big outlook

    Corey Davis, Canaccord Genuity, says Gilead's earnings put a floor in the biotech space.

  • Are leveraged ETFs making biotech stocks sick? Friday, 1 May 2015 | 12:05 PM ET

    Jon Najarian, co-founder of OptionMonster.com, breaks down a worrisome trend in the stock market right now.

  • Unicorn plans to push diabetes drugs   Friday, 1 May 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    Unicorn plans to push diabetes drugs

    Intarcia Therapeutics Inc. said it raised $225 million in the latest in a series of financing to support the development of its implantable drug-delivery pump for patients with diabetes.Kurt Graves, Intarcia Therapeutics chairman and CEO, discusses.

  • Tough month for biotech   Friday, 1 May 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Tough month for biotech

    Carter Worth, head of technical analysis at Cornerstone Macro, talks U.S. stocks, including biotech, and what to expect in the month of May.

  • Biotech bunking together   Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 3:46 PM ET
    Biotech bunking together

    Biotech is bunking up in Cambridge's hottest zip codes as an affordable way to be in the hotbed of research. Details, with CNBC's Meg Tirrell.

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  • Dan Mangan is a reporter covering health care for CNBC.com.

  • Meg Tirrell joined CNBC in April 2014 as a general assignment reporter focusing on biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

  • Bertha Coombs

    Bertha Coombs is a general assignment reporter for CNBC, covering financial markets and business news stories.