Companies in the pharma industry are doing amazing work, and this is especially apparent in the current COVID-19 pandemic. Laypeople who want to invest in pharma company stocks may have difficulty understanding the technology or the business. Company press releases, which are official communications intended for the press, investors, and the public, are a rich source of information about the companies’ products and activities. Analyzing pharma company press releases for topic (vocabulary words) and sentiment might help laypeople understand the business more, and also understand what constitutes positive versus negative company news.

For this project, press release text was analyzed…

Amy Sillman

Metis Data Science Bootcamp student, soon to be alumna. Immunology, cell biology; oncology drug development. Hope to apply data science in the pharma industry.

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