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Gilead: Whither Remdesivir?

Oct. 04, 2021 9:00 AM ETGilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD)52 Comments
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  • Gilead tapped its expertise in formulating potent antiviral agents to establish a beachhead for its remdesivir as a COVID-19 therapy.
  • Gilead's experience in navigating the FDA's regulatory pathways enabled it to secure FDA approval for remdesivir in record time.
  • The ebbs and flows of the pandemic have made managing remdesivir's production and predicting its revenues challenging.
  • The world's great pharmaceutical companies are rushing to provide alternative therapies to compete with remdesivir.

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Gilead is one of many highly profitable large pharmas that has faced challenges in finding growth. Its matrix of quant factor grades set out below is typical:

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