Category: Impacting News

Is There a Possible Comeback for Nektar Therapeutics?

Nektar Therapeutics YoYoing Stock Price Investors who exaggerate their enthusiasm, or their apathy, towards buying and selling biotechnology stocks have sent the Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) stock price to the Moon but wasted no time bringing it back to Earth. This, of course, after we fell in love with it and selected it for investment purposes. We witnessed the stock reach near $80 only . . …

Regeneron Has Much Good News. Is the Market Paying Attention?

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Approval of EvkeezaTM for HoFH Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) has a series of good news that the market does not seem to be aware of as the stock price has yet to react.   On February 11, 2021 Regeneron announced that the U.S. FDA has approved the firm’s product EvkeezaTM (evinacumab-dgnb) as an adjunct to . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please …

Amgen is Still the King of the Biotech Sector

Amgen KRAS Inhibitor, Sotorasib Amgen (AMGN) has taken on one of the toughest challenges in the last 40 years when it comes to cancer research by developing the KRAS inhibitor, sotorasib. This product was the first KRAS inhibitor to enter the clinic and is being studied in the broadest clinical program exploring 10 combinations with global sites spanning five continents. In . . . This content …

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals: FDA Approved LUPKYNIS for Active Lupus Nephritis in Adults  

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals LUPKYNIS Approved for LN in Adults Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (AUPH) has been granted a U.S. FDA approval of its product LUPKYNIS™ (voclosporin) in combination with a background immunosuppressive therapy regimen to treat adult patients with active lupus nephritis (LN). Lupus Nephritis LN is a serious progression of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) - a chronic, complex and . . . This content is for paid …

Merck Has Interesting News and Impressive Results

Merck Discontinues Development of COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates Merck (MRK) known as MSD outside the United States and Canada announced yesterday that the company is discontinuing the development of its SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccine candidates, V590 and V591. This decision follows Merck’s review of findings from Phase 1 clinical studies for the vaccines. In these studies, both V590 . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here …

Compugen: Why the Great Expectations from this Firm

The Compugen Story For those who are still asking about the value of Compugen’s (CGEN) discoveries our answer is that the best story written about this firm is its own autobiography.   We believe Compugen's accomplishments are extremely valuable in improving the treatment of cancers. As small as the firm is, Compugen . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe …

bluebird bio: The Appealing Decision to Separate its Severe Genetic Disease and Oncology Businesses into Independent Publicly-Traded Firms

bluebird bio Decision to Separate its Businesses bluebird bio (BLUE) will retain focus on its severe genetic disease (SGD) and will launch its oncology business (Oncology Newco) as a new entity. The Board of Directors at bluebird bio approved this decision and it is anticipated that the spin-out of Oncology Newco is to be tax-free . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to …

Rhythm Pharmaceuticals: Successful Results from Phase 3 Trial with Setmelanotide for Obesity Caused by Genetic BBS

Rhythm Pharmaceuticals Announces Successful Phase 3 Trial Results for Obesity In November 2020, when the U.S. FDA granted approval to the Rhythm Pharmaceuticals (RYTM) product IMCIVREE™ (setmelanotide) for obesity due to proopiomelanocortin (POMC), proprotein convertase subtilisin/Kexin type 1 (PCSK1) or leptin receptor (LEPR) deficiency, the firm has since announced positive results from a pivotal . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here …

Intellia Therapeutics: Reinforcing the Promise of Potentially Curing Diseases

Intellia Therapeutics in the News Intellia Therapeutics (NTLA) presented the first demonstration of physiological protein levels of human alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) in non-human primates (NHPs) following a single administration.  Intellia Therapeutics Liver Gene Insertion Technology Intellia’s targeted liver gene insertion technology has the ability to achieve therapeutic levels of protein . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to …

Acquisitions that Make Sense

Acquisitions  AstraZeneca Acquires Alexion Pharmaceuticals AstraZeneca (AZN) and Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) entered into a definitive agreement for . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to log in.

Why Intellia Therapeutics’ and Moderna’s Stocks Moved South Yesterday

Intellia Therapeutics Intellia Therapeutics (NTLA) stock price headed south probably because some robots learned that the firm commenced an underwritten public offering of $150 million of shares of its common stock. In addition to the commenced public offering Intellia announced its intention to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional fifteen percent (15%) of the shares . . . This content is …

The FDA Approved Rhythm Pharmaceuticals Product IMCIVREE™ for Genetic Obesity due to POMC, PCSK1 or LEPR Deficiency

Rhythm Pharmaceuticals FDA Approval of IMCIVREE™ for Genetic Obesity At the end of the trading week last Friday, November 27, 2020, the United States FDA approved Rhythm Pharmaceuticals’ (RYTM) product IMCIVREE™ (setmelanotide). The product is designed to treat chronic obese adult patients and pediatric patients 6 years and older with obesity due to proopiomelanocortin (POMC), proprotein convertase subtilisin/Kexin type . . . This content is …

The Latest from Reata Pharmaceuticals. See Also: Prohost Picks that Reached the Moon in Today’s Trading

Reata Pharmaceuticals We picked Reata Pharmaceuticals (RETA) for investment after confirming that the products the Company has created and is currently developing have a novel mechanism of action that enables the treatment of severe diseases that have yet to find treatments. Reata’s strategy is to build a deep understanding of the cellular response to injury in order to develop . . . This content is …

Regeneron Granted FDA Emergency Use Authorization for its COVID-19 Antibody Cocktail Therapy

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Receives EUA from the FDA for REGEN-COV2 Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ (REGN) antibody cocktail therapy casirivimab and imdevimab, known also REGN-COV2 or REGEN-COV2, received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA EUA is for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults as well as pediatric patients at least 12 years of age and weighing at least …

PTC Therapeutics’ Many Attractive Achievements and Approvals

PTC Therapeutics Approvals and Achievements PTC Therapeutics (PTCT) has achieved a lot recently. The latest is the August approval from the U.S. FDA of its product Evrysdi (risdiplam), the first orally administered at-home treatment for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in adults and children 2 months and older.   Evrysdi has been granted approvals in Brazil, Chile and Ukraine as . . . This content is …

About bluebird bio

bluebird bio bluebird bio (BLUE) financial results and business highlights for the third quarter 2020 are important to be aware of when volatility and negative analysis lack common sense. The stock selloff has been steady and progressive while there was no bad news emanating from the clinical trials on gene therapy that would provide cures or from any FDA . . . This content is …

CRISPR Therapeutics – Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier – Gene Editing and the Future of Humanity

CRISPR Therapeutics Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, Co-Founder CRISPR Therapeutics (CRSP) announced on October 7, 2020 that Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her groundbreaking work on the CRISPR/Cas9 system.  Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier is the co-founder of CRISPR Therapeutics together with Rodger Novak and Shaun Foy. Dr. Charpentier is the Founding, Scientific and Managing . . . This content is …

Why Compugen is a Favorite Biotechnology Firm

Compugen Compugen (CGEN) presented its third-quarter achievements and financial results. We believe the firm is on the right track towards clinically confirming that its discovered targets, PVRIG and TIGIT when inhibited, will extend the capability of the current checkpoint inhibitors into treating cancers resistant to immunotherapy by checkpoint inhibition.   From Compugen Anat Cohen-Dayag, Ph.D., President and CEO of Compugen . . . This content is …