Can young biotechs chasing elusive drug targets succeed where so many have failed? They think so.
John Andrews finished his presentation and turned to the roomful of pharmaceutical employees. Chief scientific officer for NeurAxon, a small Canadian biotech developing pain therapeutics, Andrews braced himself for the onslaught. The comments came rapid-fire: Can it be produced efficiently? Yes, in just a few steps. It is really soluble? It has been from day one. Is it truly selective? Yes.