Category Archives: Erudition & Culture

The Money Behind the Molecules: Exploring Pharma and Biotech Venture Capital

Venture capital firms are the lifeblood of many biotech startups, providing not only vital financial resources but also operational expertise. This article dives into ten prominent venture capital arms established by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, highlighting their investment philosophies and areas of focus.

Elinzanetant Shows Promise in Reducing Hot Flashes and Improving Menopause Symptoms

Bayer presented promising data from their Phase III OASIS clinical trials on Elinzanetant, a potential new weapon in the fight against hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. Elinzanetant is a non-hormonal medication designed to address moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms (VMS), the technical term for hot flashes.

The trials, OASIS 1 and 2, were resounding successes. Elinzanetant not only met all its primary endpoints, but significantly reduced the frequency and severity of hot flashes compared to a placebo after just 4 and 12 weeks of treatment. This translates to potentially quicker relief for women experiencing these disruptive symptoms. The benefits of –£linzanetant extended beyond just hot flashes. The trials also showed improvements in sleep disturbances and menopause-related quality of life in participants, suggesting a more holistic approach to managing this phase of life.