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Good News from Juno Therapeutics and from Abbvie. Disappointing News for Clovis Oncology

  Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Juno Therapeutics (JUNO) is due to receive a fee payment of $50 million from Celgene. The reason for this compensation is that Celgene has exercised its option to develop and commercialize Juno CD19 program outside North America and China.  More...

Theravance Biopharma Drug Vibativ Overcomes Serious Infections. See Also Juno Therapeutics In China

  Monday, April 11, 2016

Dealing With Bacterial Resistance To Antibiotics    More...

Human Longevity Firm Aims at Bringing the Missing Full Picture of Human Health

  Thursday, April 07, 2016


Gilead's Well Chosen New Acquisition Is Not the Last, It Is Just the Beginning

  Monday, April 04, 2016

Many in Wall Street have been anxious, sitting on fire while waiting to learn, which biotech company Gilead Sciences (GILD) would decide upon acquiring that would deepen and enhance its pipeline. In Today’s news, a firm called Nimbus Therapeutics, LLC today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement under which terms Gilead will acquire Nimbus Apollo, Inc., a Nimbus Therapeutics wholly-owned subsidiary. Important is that the acquisition includes the firm’s Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase (ACC) inhibitor program. The cost, which is around $1.2 billion will be given in an upfront payment of $400 million and an additional $800 million in development-related milestones over time. More...

Alder Biopharmaceutical Migraine Headache Drug Passes the Test. Our Voting Regarding Acadia Drug Nuplazid Approval

  Monday, March 28, 2016

Alder Reports Phase 2b Trial of ALD403 Meets Primary and Secondary Endpoints Demonstrating Migraine Prevention in Patients with Chronic Migraine More...

Vitae Pharmaceuticals: Opening a New Door Towards the Management of Psoriasis. The Drug Could Be Great for Many Other Autoimmune Diseases.

  Thursday, March 17, 2016

Published articles in peer review journals cited that pharmacologic inhibition of RORγt regulates Th17 signature gene expression and suppresses cutaneous inflammation in vivo. Here we are, a clinical stage small company called Vitae Pharmaceuticals (VTAE) has just announced positive results from its Phase 2a proof-of-concept clinical trial of its RORyt inhibitor drug VTP-43742 in psoriatic patients.  More...

GW Pharmaceuticals: A Cannabinoid Product Succeeds in Treating a Resistant Epilepsy. Stock Price Doubled.

  Monday, March 14, 2016

London, UK; 14 March 2016:  GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH), is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform. The firm announced the positive results of the first pivotal Phase 3 study of its investigational medicine Epidiolex® (cannabidiol or CBD) for the treatment of Dravet syndrome. In this study, the firm’s product, Epidiolex, achieved the primary endpoint of a significant reduction in convulsive seizures assessed over the entire treatment period compared with placebo (p=0.01).  More...

One Year Accomplishments Vs. One Cent Missed in Agenus Financial Report

  Thursday, March 03, 2016

Agenus (AGEN) is a project in the making since the firm has decided to play an integral part in immuno-oncology, doing everything possible towards building checkpoint modulator antibodies, in addition to its protective and therapeutic vaccines.    More...

Exelixis: Great News Towards Great Changes

  Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Exelixis’ (EXEL) quarterly results beat analysts’ expectations, which was the least of our concerns. The details of the firm’s actions during the past year, however, confirmed our conviction that the recently approved products will be taken care of responsibly by the firm that created them and believed in them against all pessimistic opinions.  More...

AERIE Pharmaceuticals: The Novel Glaucoma Eye Drops Confirm Their Superiority

  Thursday, February 18, 2016

On February 4, 2015, under the title “Airie Pharmaceuticals is speeding towards improving the treatment of glaucoma”, we wrote the following under News & Comments in the Prohost Website: More...

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