Tag: Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Inc (BLCM)

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals: The FDA Lifted the Clinical Hold on BPX-501 Clinical Trial

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals: The FDA Lifted the Clinical Hold on BPX-501 Clinical Trial

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals (BLCM): The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted the clinical hold on studies of BPX-501 in the U.S. The decision follows consultation with the FDA and agreement on amendments to the study protocols including guidance on monitoring and management of neurologic adverse events. Bellicum will be working with U.S. clinical sites to resume patient recruitment based on the amended protocols. The FDA clinical hold did not affect the BP-004 …
Gilead to Acquire Kite and Juno Stock Rallied Too      

Gilead to Acquire Kite and Juno Stock Rallied Too      

When what you predicted, preached, and wished are realized, this is good news. Today’s news is bringing all Prohost predictions into realization, Yes, Kite (KITE) is on its way to be acquired by Gilead (GILD) and yes both stocks have rallied and yes Juno (JUNO) is also rallying on the Kite’s news because both firms are pioneers in the CAR-T Immunotherapy technology and drugs. Rallied …
The STAR of the Week

The STAR of the Week

THE WEEK IN REVIEW Wall Street As we said in yesterday’s article posted under Today’s Highlights, stocks can plummet at any time, regardless of whether they have the best or the worst grades for their financial or accomplishments reports. Stocks can falter (yet quickly recover) for various reasons, as their prices are decided by thousands of stocks exchanging hands between sellers who need to sell …
About Bellicum Pharmaceuticals’ Product BPX-501

About Bellicum Pharmaceuticals’ Product BPX-501

IMPRESSIVE RESULTS?  Bellicum Pharmaceuticals’ (BLCM) drug BPX-501 is described as a safe and effective product that can offer children with cancer and other serious diseases the opportunity to beat their intractable sicknesses. The drug enables the patients who are in desperate need for a bone marrow stem cell transplant to use unmatched donors’ stem cells through lowering their adverse effects. The most recent clinical trial …
Bluebird Flies Sky-High with Its CAR-T Wings

Bluebird Flies Sky-High with Its CAR-T Wings

AT ASCO CAR-T Was Created to Stay BlueBird Bio CAR-T Results Bluebird Bio (BLUE) presentation was well received at ASCO after the firm stated results demonstrating that all the 15 evaluable patients in the clinical trial of its chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) drug “bb2121 responded to treatment. Data were convincing demonstrating 89% of the patients observed their tumors shrink with 27% seeing their …
CAR-T Great News and About the Biotech Sector in General

CAR-T Great News and About the Biotech Sector in General

It is obvious that the CAR-T approach to cancer treatment is here to stay and to change the way cancer has been managed for decades. Attempts to improve the novel elegant procedure safety profile and efficacy on solid cancers are being pursued by academia as well as by biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Kite Pharma’s (KITE) CAR-T therapy axicabtagene ciloleucel is an investigational therapy in which …
Prohost Letter #407

Prohost Letter #407

Prohost Letter #407 AT A GLANCE - Firms Added to Prohost Portfolio PROHOST IS PICKING NEUROCRINE BIOSCIENCES   On March 27, a few days before the FDA approves Neurocrine’s (NBIX) drug Ingrezza, (valbenazine) capsules for adults with tardive dyskinesia (TD), we posted an article titled “Time for Transformation and Achievements”. In the article, we stated that Neurocrine Sciences Ingrezza will highlight Neurocrine Biosciences and its …
Academic Researchers Improve on CAR-T Immunotherapy. Guess Who the Beneficiaries Are?

Academic Researchers Improve on CAR-T Immunotherapy. Guess Who the Beneficiaries Are?

Making Sure that CAR-T Therapy for Cancer Succeeds Academic Researchers Identify a New Process to Raise Natural Armies of Cancer-Targeting T Lymphocytes Outside the Body Unleashing More Power to the Immune System to Fight All Types of Cancers GOOD NEWS FOR CAR-T IMMUNOTHERAPY DEVELOPERS Researchers from Mayo Clinic and the University of Washington have developed a new culture process to improve the efficacy of engineered …
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. …
Bellicum Is Outperforming and So Should Be Its Stock

Bellicum Is Outperforming and So Should Be Its Stock

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals (BLCM) announced results from the BP-004 multicenter clinical trial for children with Primary Immune Deficiencies (PIDs) and hemoglobinopathies. The candidates received an add-back of Bellicum’s BPX-501 modified T cells following a haploidentical, T cell-depleted hematopoietic stem cell transplant (haplo-HSCT). The data were presented in oral and poster sessions today during the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Results: All …
Biotech Firms with Approaches Born To Stay and Succeed

Biotech Firms with Approaches Born To Stay and Succeed

Immunotherapy Engineered T-Cell Therapy Is Here to Stay Articles aimed at undermining the value of the firms’ chimeric antigen receptor T (CAR T) cells as immunotherapy for cancer are less and less convincing to savvy investors. Most of the bloggers who attack the procedure admit at the end of their articles that the approach is promising, but still needs this or that for the sake of perfection, …
Le CompaGnon Part 2

Le CompaGnon Part 2

Le CompaGnon Part 2 Wednesday June 22, 2016 From the  American Society of  Clinical  Oncology (ASCO)               Checkpoint inhibitors the CAR T Approach Adoptive cell therapy Oncolytic virus therapy Therapeutic vaccines Cytokines. Le CompaGnon Part 1 dealt with: - The two firms, MERK and BMY, who were the first to get approvals of their checkpoint inhibitors. These two . . . This content is for paid …
Prohost Letter #393

Prohost Letter #393

Prohost Letter #393 IMMUNOTHERAPY - PROHOST PORTFOLIO - NEW PICKS? - A Brief Reminder of the CAR T –TCR Immunotherapy Approaches In this issue we continue our journey inside the territory of cancer immunotherapy. We remind that in the Prohost Letter issue #391, we dealt with the immunotherapy based on genetically engineered T Cells, enabling them to seek out, attack and neutralize cancer cells. The immune system’s T …
Prohost Letter #391

Prohost Letter #391

Prohost Letter #391 Frightened by the Market and Politicians’ Debates, Not the Drug Industry, Investors are Fleeing the Biotechnology Sector  1. A fruitless debate over the high prices of drugs 2. The low price of oil, the world’s dream for decades, is now considered a disaster for the world economy? 1. The High Drug Price Debate Again, as in past presidential debates, politicians have chosen an …
Prohost Letter #388

Prohost Letter #388

Prohost Letter #388 TOPICS - 1. AN INDISPENSABLE SHORT INTRODUCTION 2. GENE EDITING 3. GENE THERAPY 4. CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY 1. GENE EDITING Exon Skipping: Biomarin (BMRN); Sarepta (SRPT); These firms are waiting FDA approvals for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) Gene Editing Technology Competitors: Cellectis S.A. (CLLS); CRISPR; PTC Therapeutics (PTCT) Firms Using Different Approaches For DMD Treatment (see Below) Zink Finger Tech: Sangamo (SGMO); RNAi …
Prohost Letter #383

Prohost Letter #383

Prohost Letter #383 The Market - Recent tails about the market and the biotech sector are true thrillers. By true we mean no-fiction. The accounts lack common sense. Professionals' interpretations of the stocks' and of the market's moves are bizarre and misleading. General investors complain only when the stocks' volatility gets out of hand, yet, do not object to the hype, or interferes against the baseless …
NantKwest Inc:  A Novel Breathtaking Immunotherapy for Cancer?

NantKwest Inc: A Novel Breathtaking Immunotherapy for Cancer?

The moment the new IPO NantKwest (NK) landed in the town of publicly traded firms, some called it the “New Golden Boy”. During the IPO, investors who knew about this firm and were waiting for that day seemed confident that the stock would surge. As a matter of fact, the stock did surge. On July 27, NantKwest, Inc. (formerly Conkwest, Inc.), Issued a press release …
Prohost Letter #378 Part 2

Prohost Letter #378 Part 2

Prohost Letter #378 Part 2 2015 ASCO ANNUAL MEETING What a Big Revolution in Oncology! The ASCO meeting projected the huge advancement in the understanding, diagnosing and treating cancer. What looked as if a sudden explosion has brought in the big change, the change was, in fact a slow, deep-rooted evolution, built up over a long period of trial and error with the failures constituting …