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HALOZYME: FINANCING PEGPH20 IS WORTH RAISING MONEY

  Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Halozyme Therapeutics (HALO) stock has been a loser yesterday while other biotech firms have rebounded after dipping during the few days’ of an angry market. The reason for the stock decline was the announcement of pricing of Halozyme’s previously announced underwritten public offering of 7,692,307 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $13.00 per share.  More...

INTERCEPT LIVER DRUG IS GAME CHANGER FOR THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY

  Friday, January 10, 2014

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is liver inflammation caused by a buildup of fat in the liver. Many people live with fatty livers, but in some of them only, the fat causes chronic inflammation of the liver - fibrosis – cirrhosis – liver failure and death. The disease is called Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis because its complications are similar to the liver disease that is caused by long-term, heavy alcohol drinking, but without being alcohol abusers. Currently there are no approved drugs to treat NASH.  More...

ARCA BIOPHARMA: A GENETICALLY TARGETED DRUG FOR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION IN HEART FAILURE PATIENTS

  Thursday, January 09, 2014

A Colorado-based biopharmaceutical company, ARCA Biopharma (ABIO) has a genetically-targeted drug, GencaroTM (bucindolol hydrochloride), for Atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with heart failure (HF). The drug offers a personalized medicine approach for the treatment of AF in HF, treating only individuals with certain genetic characteristics. This approach enables the selection of individuals who would most probably respond to the drug through excluding the expected non-responders, thus reducing statistically failed trial outcome, in addition to decreasing clinical trial and healthcare costs.    More...

AMGEN INVESTIGATIONAL DRUG ROMOSOZUMAB IS PROMISING FOR POSTMENOPAUSAL OSTEOPOROSIS

  Thursday, January 02, 2014

Osteoporosis is caused by a progressive decrease in bone mass and density which increases the risk of fracture. The reduced, bone mineral density (BMD) impacts the bone architecture and alters the amount and variety of proteins in the bones.  More...

YES AMGEN IS THE KING

  Wednesday, December 18, 2013

When Amgen (AMGN) develops a drug, the wise King do whatever it takes to squeeze every drop of its therapeutic capability before submitting the new drug application (NDA) to the FDA for approval. The firm is rich in its science, scientists, pipeline of investigational products and its approved products. All the problems the firm encountered that analysts believed would erode its fortune, such as limiting the use of its growth factors did not impact the firm’s growth, but unveiled the character and culture that made the king deserve its throne.   More...

GILEAD SCIENCES: A UNIQUE STALLION

  Monday, December 09, 2013

Taking down Gilead (GILD) seems to be beyond the reach authors of tales intended to frighten investors into selling this outstanding stock. The attempts have been repetitive but short of success. Gilead is a stallion. Unlike stallions, the horses whose muscular superiority over other horses is genetically derived, Gilead’s power is acquired through a unique culture that embraces the power of intuition, self-confidence, common sense and courage. Using an optimal amount of faith, the firm turned intuition into inspiration and using courage and wisdom, the Stallion carried out inspired tasks fated unattainable by others.  More...

SEQUENOM CURRENT STATUS

  Friday, November 15, 2013

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SEQUENOM CURRENT STATUS

  Friday, November 15, 2013

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GERON PROMISING NEWS POSE NO THREAT TO INCYTE

  Thursday, November 07, 2013

Good news has come from Geron (GERN) - a firm we liked and mentioned several times as a reference where researchers and firms involved in embryonic stem cells resorted to when they faced problems and needed help. Although Geron had an excellent research and numerous patents covering many aspects of embryonic stem cells, the firm decided to dispose of its stem cell program and pursue its drug development program, which among various approaches, most of it revolve around the telomere, which is tips the ends of the chromosomes.    More...

IMMUNOGEN: OPINIONS ARE BEING EXPRESSED. HERE IS OUR VIEW

  Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Stopping Phase 2 trial of its ADC product IMGN901 on patients with non-small-cell lung cancer is  most probably a temporary setback, which we believe would have no negative long-term impact on ImmunoGen’s (IMGN) success and growth. The failure of the drug has nothing to do with ImmunoGen’s TAP technology that has been validated through the approval of HER2 positive breast cancer ADC product Kadcyla® and through many years of experimentation.  More...


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