John Carroll

Biography for John Carroll

John D. Carroll, Editor-in-Chief

John D. Carroll is a biotech analyst with 36 years of experience in journalism that’s taken him all over the world--and back again. Appointed editor of FierceBiotech in 2003, he has covered everything from city hall in Kansas City, KS, to biotech in London. He contributed stories from Central America and Ireland to the Dallas Morning News and Time and wrote for the Houston Press and a medley of other publications. He spent six years as editor and then publisher of the Dallas Business Journal, was publisher of Texas Business for a brief stint and early in his career was part of a big team of reporters and editors at the Kansas City Star & Times that investigated the deadly 1981 disaster at a local Hyatt Regency. The newspapers won a 1982 Pulitzer for their collective work. Carroll lives in Vermont and travels frequently. He can be reached at Follow @JohnCFierce on Twitter.

Articles by John Carroll

EU preps simplified clinical trial rules for drug developers

Clinical research organizations operating in Europe may soon get some help from EU officials.

PRA grabs global biosimilar research pact with Amgen

The contracting coup comes four months after Amgen ($AMGN) tied up with Watson ($WPI) on an ambitious pact to develop biosimilars of some leading cancer therapies.

Quintiles touts new virtual research technology

Quintiles has agreed to start promoting access to Archimedes' computer simulation model.

Growing popularity of virtual biotechs promises boon to outsourcers

News that tiny FerroKin BioSciences earned a big buyout deal with Shire ($SHPGY) has helped spotlight the growing popularity of the virtual biotech model.

Albany Molecular shutters facility in Hungary, axing 100

Albany Molecular Research has announced plans to close a facility in Budapest, Hungary, axing 100 jobs in the process.

Ventria forges supply pact with Merck KGaA

Ventria Bioscience has scored a supply deal with Merck KGaA.

Novartis chief touts new effort to offer streamlined, consumer-friendly trials

If there's one thing that Novartis ($NVS) CEO Joe Jimenez likes to talk about, it's efficiency.

Animal rights activists fighting one of the last supply routes for U.K. researchers

Animal rights activists in the U.K. is gaining traction in their campaign to stop the transportation of mice, rats and rabbits into the country for R&D purposes. 

FerroKin buyout underscores potential of the virtual biotech

One of the big discussions in biotech in recent years has centered on the virtual business model. With IPOs hard to pull off, it just made more sense to many in the venture community to back a new generation of small developers with one or two programs that could be pushed into mid-stage development and then sold off. A host of global outsourcers made it possible to efficiently stage clinical studies.

NeuroNEXT adds med schools to its national CNS clinical trial network

The medical schools at Columbia University and Weill Cornell have signed on with an ambitious NIH-backed effort that has been crafting a national support system for investigators pursuing mid-stage studies for neuroscience treatments.