Tag: Alnylam (ALNY)

The molecule that enhanced the T Cells cancer treatment efficacy while preventing autoimmune diseases

The molecule that enhanced the T Cells cancer treatment efficacy while preventing autoimmune diseases

Yesterday, the Stock Market skyrocketed and with it a significant number of Prohost Picks that we keep reminding ourselves are undervalued. The outperformance unveiled the interred strength of firms such as: Illumina (ILMN), Amgen (AMGN) and Vertex (VRTX), the gene therapy firms: RegenxBio (RGNX) and Spark (ONCE), and the gene editing firms: Crispr (CRSP), Intellia (NTLA) and Editas (EDIT), as well as others in the Prohost Portfolio. The rebounding in the …
Following the Stars. Less Science and More Logic

Following the Stars. Less Science and More Logic

Prohost Letter #424 Following the Stars Less Science and More Logic We reiterate that while a human star is born every once in a while on Earth, several stars born daily in research labs may be designated every other day by the FDA and other health regulatory agencies around the world. These agencies call these potential stars’ breakthrough drugs, but not all the molecules designated …
Outperforming, favorite, and undervalued biotech firms

Outperforming, favorite, and undervalued biotech firms

The Week in Review #28 The approval of revolutionary products created by biotech firms with solid scientific fundamentals, superior scientists and advanced technologies is what motivates us to pick for investment biotech and biopharmaceutical firms. So, let’s see what has been approved in the parting week  from firms that we picked for investment.       IMPORTANT APPROVALS       Prohost Picked Firm     …
Bombarding future treatment approaches

Bombarding future treatment approaches

The Week in Review #27 PRIORITY TOPICS: CRISPR GENE EDITING, GENETIC ENGINEERING & ANTISENSE TECHNOLOGY The choice of these topics was dictated by investors who follow the sell side preaching. These negative investors decided to cause a selloff in all kinds of therapeutics that act at the root cause of diseases, i.e., the malfunctioning genes. These therapeutics are what we call the future treatments and cures. Indeed, during …
The EU CHMP Recommends Approving Alnylam’s RNAi Therapeutic, ONPATTRO™

The EU CHMP Recommends Approving Alnylam’s RNAi Therapeutic, ONPATTRO™

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced a Positive Opinion recommending marketing authorization of Alnylam’s (ALNY) RNAi product Onpattro™ (patisiran). The product is designed to treat hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis in adults with stage 1 or stage 2 polyneuropathy. The CHMP opinion is based on conclusive positive results from APOLLO Phase 3 study on patients with hATTR amyloidosis. The results were published in The New England Journal …
Why Investors Caused a Selloff of Alnylam’s Stock

Why Investors Caused a Selloff of Alnylam’s Stock

Alnylam (ALN) is probably experiencing a stock selloff following the announcement of successful results from Pfizer’s (PFE) drug tafamidis.    Indeed, results from Phase 3 ATT-ACT clinical trial demonstrate that tafamidis succeeded in treating Transthyretin Cardiomyopathy, a subtype of TTR amyloidosis caused by the destabilization of the protein transthyretin. Tafamidis demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in all-cause mortality and frequency of cardiovascular-related hospitalizations compared to placebo at 30 months. The drug was …
Bull or Bear

Bull or Bear

The Week in Review #20 THE MARKET - My friend asked: “Are  you  scared?” “Of  what?” I asked “The  market?” The  market? No,” I  said.  We are afraid of those who are rendering the market nervous and  temporarily confused, as we observed while monitoring its volatility.  The market has never been chronically confused . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to …
Regeneron Discovers the Therapeutic Target for Non-Viral Chronic Liver Diseases. Alnylam is Assigned to Discover and Create the Targeted RNAi Therapeutic

Regeneron Discovers the Therapeutic Target for Non-Viral Chronic Liver Diseases. Alnylam is Assigned to Discover and Create the Targeted RNAi Therapeutic

Regeneron (REGN) and Alnylam (ALNY) announced a collaborative agreement aimed at identifying RNAi therapeutics for the chronic liver disease nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and potentially other related diseases. The agreement is not the first between the two firms, but it would not have occurred if not for Regeneron’s identification of an important and unique therapeutic target that influences the liver debilitating and life-threatening nonviral hepatitis diseases, which affect thousands …
Alnylam Reaches Prohost 2018 Target. Regeneron Negotiates a Lower Price for Praluent

Alnylam Reaches Prohost 2018 Target. Regeneron Negotiates a Lower Price for Praluent

Alnylam (ALNY) announced that Sanofi Genzyme declined its opt-in for the development and commercialization of the RNAi product lumasiran, an investigational RNAi therapeutic for the treatment of Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1 (PH1). Based on this decision, Alnylam intends to rapidly advance lumasiran into a Phase 3 pivotal study in late 2018, and to commercialize lumasiran globally, assuming product approval. Alnylam has also announced that the FDA has granted lumasiran …
Highlighting Gene Editing Firms

Highlighting Gene Editing Firms

The Week in Review #19 Targeting the Root-­Cause of Diseases - Investing in the Future is Currently the Best Way - Stopping aberrant genes from causing diseases has taken time to move from wishful thinking to reality. Through trial and error, various different approaches have been tested over the years, including attempts at genetic engineering... &nbsp . . . This content is for paid subscribers. …
Another Week of Outperformance

Another Week of Outperformance

The Week in Review #16 More Exciting Rallies in Prohost Picks - The past week and for several week fascinating outperformances have been seen for many of the Prohost Portfolio stocks. We continue to articulate that the good news is not only in the stocks’ rallies, but also in the outstanding stories behind them . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here …
The Year in Review Part 2

The Year in Review Part 2

Prohost Letter #416 Part 2 2017 - A YEAR OF BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGIES, BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCTS, IMPROVEMENTS ON PROMISING BREAKTHROUGH TREATMENTS, DECIPHERING IMPORTANT LIFE SCIENCE MYSTERIES, PINPOINTING BIOLOGICAL PATHWAYS FOR TREATMENT RESISTANCE, MIRACLE CURES, AND… A LOT OF DISTORTED NEGATIVE INTERPRETATIONS - Prioritizing our choices of breakthroughs has been a dilemma . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to log …
The Week in Review #11

The Week in Review #11

The Week in Review #11 A New Era - Faster than the speed of light, the management of diseases is shifting from fast improvement to a total gigantic unprecedented change. Some of the conquering approaches towards providing long-­lasting cures look as if the outcome of magic rather than mere science . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to log …
Confirmed as Therapeutic Molecules, Alnylam’s RNAI Made the Most Important News of the Week and the Year

Confirmed as Therapeutic Molecules, Alnylam’s RNAI Made the Most Important News of the Week and the Year

The Week in Review #5 ALNYLAM (ALNY) and Sanofi Genzyme, the specialty care global business unit of Sanofi announced that the APOLLO Phase 3 study of patisiran, an investigational RNAi therapeutic for hereditary ATTR amyloidosis with polyneuropathy, met its primary efficacy endpoint and all secondary endpoints. The primary endpoint for the study was the change from baseline in the modified neuropathy impairment score (mNIS+7) at …
FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Alnylam’s RNAi Drug Givosiran

FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Alnylam’s RNAi Drug Givosiran

Alnylam Pharmaceutical (ALNY) calls RNAi (RNA interference) a revolution in biology. The FDA’s just granted the firm’s RNAi therapy breakthrough for a disease nobody has ever dreamed of conquering confirms this reality in spite of spending years of efforts and money towards turning the RNAi molecules into therapeutic molecules that can be used safely and effectively. RNAi-related treatments represent a completely new approach to drug …
Why Would a Specific Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Treat Aggressive Cancers? Read Also: Other Important News

Why Would a Specific Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Treat Aggressive Cancers? Read Also: Other Important News

An approved rheumatoid arthritis drug developed and sold by Sanofi could become a new treatment for aggressive cancers. The news came in a Mount Sinai press release announcing that researchers have discovered that a rheumatoid arthritis drug can block a metabolic pathway that occurs in tumors with a common cancer-causing gene mutation. The discovery offers a new possible therapy for aggressive cancers with few therapeutic …
Prohost Letter #404 Part 2

Prohost Letter #404 Part 2

Prohost Letter #404 Part 2 Synthetic Biology (2) A Brief History DNA is the software of life. This is how Synthetic Genomics firm, which we believe is now is the leading biotech firm for applied synthetic biology. Synthetic Genomics is still a private firm in spite of that thousands of investors are impatiently waiting for it to turn public and it will. So stay tuned. …
Alnylam: Some Acted Without Listening and Some Listened But Did Not Believe

Alnylam: Some Acted Without Listening and Some Listened But Did Not Believe

Following recent reports of new onset or worsening peripheral neuropathy in patients with ATTR amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy (hATTR-CM) treated with Alnylam’s (ALNY) RNAi –based drug revusiran, The firm requested that the Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) review the reports and the Clinical trial data on an unblinded basis. After reviewing the reports, the DMC advised suspending the dosing of revusiran. However, the DMC stated that It …
Who Will End Up Acquiring Medivation? Abbott Acquires St Jude. See Also: Alnylam

Who Will End Up Acquiring Medivation? Abbott Acquires St Jude. See Also: Alnylam

Medivation is a Target for Acquisition The Question is: Who Will Acquire Medivation? Sanofi has made a bid to acquire Medivation for $9.3 billion (£6.37B). Sanofi is expected to pay $52.50 per share in cash for Medivation. Why Medivation? Sanofi's chief executive Olivier Brandicourt said, "Thanks to Medivation's excellent prostate cancer treatments, we believe that a merger with Medivation would benefit patients and, at the same time, create value …