'The Top Line' podcast: COVID therapies dominate 2021's top-selling drugs, raising the curtain on ASCO 2022, plus this week's headlines

Bristol Myers Squibb is once again piling on the cash for Immatics, a German immunotherapy biotech. The Big Pharma has tripled down on the collaboration, which originally kicked off in 2019 and was added to in 2021. BMS is paying $60 million upfront and $700 million in biobucks down the line for at least two new programs.

And there's more: Bristol expanded the 2019 collaboration, with another $20 million plus milestones and royalties. Also under discussion is Fierce Pharma’s special report on the world’s 20 top-selling drugs. COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna are listed among the top three. And COVID treatments from Regeneron/Roche and Gilead were also in the top 20.

Lastly, we have bloopers. After just over a month of creating this podcast, we finally have some “behind-the-scenes" tape to share.

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The Top Line is produced by senior multimedia producer Teresa Carey with editor-in-chief Tracy Staton, managing editor Querida Anderson and senior editors Annalee Armstrong, Ben Adams, Conor Hale and Eric Sagonowsky. The sound engineer is Caleb Hodgson. The stories are by all our “Fierce” journalists. 

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