Nick Paul Taylor

Biography for Nick Paul Taylor

Nick Taylor, UK Correspondent

Nick Taylor is a freelance journalist with more than six years' experience of reporting on the global biopharma industry. Since graduating with a biology degree from the University of York, Nick has written for numerous healthcare publications, including Nature BioPharma Dealmakers, Life Science Leader and Outsourcing-Pharma. You can contact him at ntaylor@fiercemarkets.com and follow him on Twitter at @NickPaulTaylor.

Articles by Nick Paul Taylor

Foundation Medicine teams with IMS on precision medicine service

Foundation Medicine and IMS Health have teamed up to offer a precision medicine service. The alliance brings together Foundation Medicine's cancer genomics database and IMS' real-world evidence platform, a combination the partners think can enable the effective use of more targeted therapies.

Analyst: R&D time pressures mean clinical trial tech and automation are finally taking off

Biopharma companies may finally be fully embracing the wealth of clinical trial technologies now available. The trend, according to the analyst who observed it, is partly a result of the pressure on R&D teams to hustle drugs to market as quickly as possible while also generating the pharmacoeconomic data payers now demand.

Google to pair its cloud-computing power with Broad's analytic tools

Google has signed up a high-profile collaborator to work on its burgeoning cloud genomics platform. The agreement will see the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard work with Google to create new tools that pair their respective strengths in data analysis and cloud computing, starting with the offering of GATK as a service.

Google steps up wearables plan with clinical trial-focused wristband

Google has revealed its pitch to establish wearables as a cornerstone of clinical trials. The wristband health tracker is aimed squarely at the clinical trial and healthcare sectors, setting it apart from consumer-focused rivals from Apple and Fitbit.

Eisai strikes extensive multiyear IT outsourcing deal with Accenture

Eisai has become the latest in a long line of companies to look to IT outsourcing for cost savings. The drugmaker has handed responsibility for the maintenance, operation and monitoring of much of its IT infrastructure in Japan and the U.S. to Accenture in a pair of long-term deals.

SEC starts pursuit of biotech-focused hacking ring

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is going after the biotech-focused hacking ring known as FIN4. Details of the group first emerged last year when security company FireEye reported on how it was breaking into email accounts in search of stock-moving news nuggets, a modus operandi that has put it in the crosshairs of the SEC.

Zymergen snags $44M for data-driven rethink of fermentation

Zymergen raised $44 million in a Series A round to develop its data-driven approach to improving microbe-based manufacturing.

Pfizer's Lipset plots path to mainstream acceptance of experimental trial techs

Almost exactly four years after Pfizer wowed the clinical trial sector with its plans for a virtual, fully-remote study, one of the people behind the project has outlined how the industry is continuing to move the methods it pioneered toward the mainstream.

REMS website overhauled by FDA to simplify access to information

The FDA has overhauled its Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies website to make it easier to find up-to-date information. The new version moves details of whether REMS apply to a drug, what components are in place and when they were last updated to the forefront, ending the need for users to dig through a database to find information.

GSK gives Altius $95M and a mission to hire computer scientists for 'living genome' research

GlaxoSmithKline is placing a $95 million wager on the significance of the "living genome," a term for the noncoding DNA that appear to regulate how genes function in different cells, states of disease and environments. The initiative will lean heavily on computer scientists, who will make up some of the 40 to 80 researchers that will be hired using the Glaxo funds.