March 28, 2017: CRISPR Therapeutics reported that the European Patent Office (EPO) has announced its intention to grant a patent broadly covering CRISPR’s in-licensed gene editing technology. The claims are directed to the CRISPR/Cas9 single-guide gene editing system for uses in both non-cellular and cellular settings, including in cells from vertebrate animals such as human (Read More….)
March 22, 2017: OPKO Pharmaceuticals LLC, a subsidiary of OPKO Health, Inc. announces that the Company has received orphan drug designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Orphan Products Development for OPKO’s oligonucleotide-based AntagoNAT (CUR-1916) for the treatment of Dravet Syndrome. Currently, there is no approved treatment for Dravet Syndrome in (Read More….)
March 20, 2017: Jazz Pharmaceuticals announced positive efficacy results from two global multicenter studies in adult patients with excessive sleepiness associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). JZP-110 demonstrated highly statistically significant differences in the co-primary efficacy endpoints in the TONES 3 study at the 300 mg, 150 mg, 75 mg and 37.5 mg dose arms (Read More….)
March 20, 2017: Nektar Therapeutics announced positive results from the SUMMIT-07 Phase 3 efficacy study of NKTR-181, a first-in-class opioid analgesic. NKTR-181 is a new chemical entity (NCE) that is the first full mu-opioid agonist molecule designed to provide potent pain relief without the high levels of euphoria that can lead to abuse and addiction (Read More….)
March 9, 2017: Amicus Therapeutics has commenced the commercial launch of the precision medicine Galafold in Italy following the final publication of reimbursement guidelines by the Ministry of Health (Ministero della Salute). Galafold is now reimbursed in Italy as a therapy for long-term treatment of adults and adolescents aged 16 years and older with a (Read More….)
March 9, 2017: UBS initiates Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc with a Buy rating and a price target of $106. UBS is launching coverage of US Biotechnology with a positive outlook buoyed by (1) a better line-up of drug launches for 2017 (Biogen’s Spinraza for SMA; Regeneron’s Dupixent for atopic dermatitis, and Incyte’s Olumiant for rheumatoid arthritis), (Read More….)
March 4, 2017: Sell Global Blood Therapeutics for a monster 91% win in 41 days! Congratulations if you were able to make money on the trade.
January 4, 2017: JPMorgan Chase initiates coverage of biotechnology firm Global Blood Therapeutics with an Overweight rating and a price target of $25. JPMorgan thinks GBT440 is a (Read More….)
Just a handful of technologies deserve to be called “game changers”—and CRISPR-Cas9, the new gene-editing tool, is one of them. Discovered just three years ago, CRISPR is sweeping through labs around the world and researchers are already using it to experiment on diseases like cancer and AIDS, engineer new sources of clean energy, and create (Read More….)
February 23, 2017: Wells Fargo initiated coverage of JUNO on February 22, 2017 with an Outperform rating. Then, one day later on February 23, 2017, Wells Fargo downgraded JUNO to market perform! Was this a rotational dump at $24 and we just provided Wells Fargo the liquidity they needed? I don’t know but my trust (Read More….)
February 14, 2017: Sarepta Therapeutic’s stock has formed a candle over candle reversal after Feuerstein said, “Sarepta Therapeutics is being dragged down unfairly into the price-gouging muck by Marathon Pharmaceuticals.” Source: https://www.thestreet.com/story/14001431/1/defending
January 10, 2017: Baird reiterates a Buy rating on biotechnology firm Sarepta Therapeutics and set a price target of $102. Baird named Sarepta (Read More….)
February 14, 2017: JP Morgan making positive comments about Gilead Sciences, reiterates their Overweight rating. JP Morgan says that ahead of a presentation today at CROI (2/13-17, Seattle), GILD released the anticipated results from the Phase 2 trial evaluating its novel unboosted integrase inhibitor bictegravir (BIC) vs. ViiV’s dolutegravir (DTG) in treatment naive HIV patients (Read More….)
February 11, 2017: Sell Protalix Biotherapeutics for a monster 180% win! This is our biggest winner to date. Long upper shadow and Inverted Hammer candlestick are usually good take profit signals. Congratulations if you made money on the trade.
December 27, 2016: Protalix Biotherapeutics announced today the confirmation of the recent letter of intent to (Read More….)
February 1, 2017: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi today announced that Health Canada approved Kevzara™ (sarilumab), an interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor antibody, for the treatment of adult patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have had an inadequate response or intolerance to one or more biologic or non-biologic Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs).
Kevzara (Read More….)
January 29, 2017: Astellas Pharma and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals announced today top-line results indicating that the Phase III clinical trial of linaclotide conducted in Japan in adults with chronic constipation (CC) met its primary endpoint.
Linaclotide is approved in Japan as the first prescription treatment for adults with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). Linaclotide is (Read More….)
January 23, 2017: TheStreet.com’s Feuerstein says Celgene should considering buying Biogen. Source: http://realmoney.thestreet.com/articles/01/23/2017/5-reasons-celgene-should-buy-biogen
January 13, 2017: Biogen presented new data from the Phase 3 ENDEAR study of SPINRAZA (nusinersen), which demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in the risk of death or permanent ventilation in SPINRAZA-treated infants with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) compared to untreated infants. (Read More….)
January 23, 2017: Maxim raised ADMA Biologics to a Buy rating. Maxim said ADMA Biologics announced that it will acquire Biotest’s 126,000 square foot immunoglobulin manufacturing facility (where RI-002 is manufactured) as well as two FDA-approved immunoglobulin assets (BIVIGAM and Nabi-HB). When the deal closes (April/May 2017), ADMA Biologics will become a fully integrated plasma (Read More….)
January 19, 2017: AbbVie announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved IMBRUVICA (ibrutinib) for the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R) marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) who require systemic therapy and have received at least one prior anti-CD20-based therapy. This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on overall response rate (ORR), and (Read More….)
January 4, 2017: The popular SeekingAlpha blogger Hawkinvest, with over 5,000 followers, posted a positive article on Catalyst Pharmaceuticals today that got the stock moving higher. Hawkinvest writes…
Biotech and healthcare stocks underperformed in 2016 and that means this is a sector that could offer value and rebound potential in 2017. With all of this (Read More….)