Tag: Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY)

Exelixis: Why Q2 results are more than impressive

Exelixis: Why Q2 results are more than impressive

Exciting are the Q2 2018 reported results by Exelixis’ (EXEL) including the firm’s revenues and earnings, compared to 2017. Impressive were Cabometyx’ (cabozantinib) revenues, in addition to the milestone payments from collaborating companies and ex-USA marketing agent. Inspiring also are the efforts the firm is spending on research and development with the aim of further boosting its revenues. Of the Results Revenues and Incomes – …
A new European approval for Bristol-Myers’ immunotherapy opdivo. The future is starting now

A new European approval for Bristol-Myers’ immunotherapy opdivo. The future is starting now

The Future is Starting Now Recognizing that the future has already started now is important as it makes analysts use different criteria for the fair evaluation of the future growth of biotechnology startups and revenue-generating companies. This is our main topic the Prohost Letter that we are working diligently working on posting at any time now. This is extremely important to know before the hype …
Why FDA approval of Agilent Technologies’ Assay is important to cervical cancer patients

Why FDA approval of Agilent Technologies’ Assay is important to cervical cancer patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Agilent Technologies’ (NYSE: A) Dako PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx assay for an expanded use. The expended use is expected to help physicians to identify cervical cancer patients who are most likely to benefit from treatment with Merck’s (MRK) checkpoint inhibitor lmmuno-oncology product Keytruda PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx assay was FDA approved for non-small cell lung cancer and subsequently expanded approval for gastric …
The FDA Approves Keytruda for primary Mediastinal Large B-Cell Lymphoma (PMBCL)

The FDA Approves Keytruda for primary Mediastinal Large B-Cell Lymphoma (PMBCL)

– Keytruda becomes the first anti-PD-1 therapy to be approved for PMBCL   – This is the 2nd indication for Keytruda for a hematologic malignancy. – The approval is based on tumor response rate and durability of response. The FDA granted Merck (MRK) approval for its immuno-oncology checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda® for adult and pediatric patients with refractory primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL), or for those who relapsed after two …
About Nektar’s product NKTR- 214 at ASCO

About Nektar’s product NKTR- 214 at ASCO

The real news coming from the presentation at ASCO related to the combination of Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) was viewed as positive by many analysts and investor until a sell-side negative article led to an unwarranted giant selloff of the stock. Last Week Nektar Stock gained $10 dollars over news that the firm has already submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the FDA for NKTR-181, which is …
A Gratifying Exelixis Quarterly Results

A Gratifying Exelixis Quarterly Results

It is obvious that Exelixis’ (EXEL) first quarter results do not justify the selling of EXEL during the whole quarter, but rather condemn it. It is an undeniable fact that Exelixis is doing a great job squeezing the best out of its approved drugs while conducting persistent research and development regarding its investigational pipeline products. The unveiled facts comprise the following: – Strong commercial performance for CABOMETYX in advanced renal cell …
Real Breakthroughs

Real Breakthroughs

Prohost Letter #420 REAL BREAKTHROUGHS - One Has Already Been Used and the Other Has Extraordinary Promises In  the  NEWS - THE POWER OF CHECKPOINT INHIBITOR IMMUNOTHERAPY WOW It is about the checkpoint inhibitors immunotherapy, which is bringing to the world of cancer a stunning revelation of a combination treatment offering an almost cure for a lung cancer...
Nektar Therapeutics: The Best Example of the “Sell Good News” Reckless Habit

Nektar Therapeutics: The Best Example of the “Sell Good News” Reckless Habit

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) and Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) Announce Global Development & Commercialization Collaboration for Nektar’s Product NKTR-214 The Collaboration is to evaluate the full-potential of NKTR-214 plus Obdivo (nivolumab) across numerous tumors, based on promising early data from ongoing Phase 1/2 PIVOT clinical study. Establishes a broad joint clinical development plan combining NKTR-214 with Opdivo and Opdivo plus Yervoy (ipilmumab) in registration-enabling trials in more than 20 indications across 9 …
Merck’s Good News. Checkpoint Inhibitors’ Revenues

Merck’s Good News. Checkpoint Inhibitors’ Revenues

Checkpoint inhibitors approved for a few firms as immunotherapy for cancer are increasingly demonstrating their superiority in extending the lives of patients when given as first-line treatments. In the news, Merck’s (MRK) anti-PD-1 therapy, pembrolizumab (Keytruda®) in combination with pemetrexed (Alimta®) and cisplatin or carboplatin, for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), met its dual primary endpoints of overall survival …
Last Week’s Promising News

Last Week’s Promising News

The Week in Review #13 From the Prohost Portfolio - 1. Betting on the technology - HALOZYME - As expected, the pulse of fat agreements with HALO is accelerating . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or log in.
Exelixis’ Exceptional Financial Results and Corporate Achievements

Exelixis’ Exceptional Financial Results and Corporate Achievements

Cabozantinib Net Revenue for Q3 is $96.4 million. Total Revenue of $152.5 million  Net Income of $81.4 million, Diluted EPS $0.26 per Share Have these headlines said it all? Of course not, but what they said was sufficient to appreciate this firm when compared to other firms that were granted approvals more than three to four years ago, yet they are still spending much than what they earn. Exelixis’ (EXEL) drug …
Tracing Large Pharmaceutical Companies’ Choices

Tracing Large Pharmaceutical Companies’ Choices

The Week in Review #8 Potential biotech winners inspired through COLLABORATION - When successful top-­tier drug developing firms such as Amgen (AMGN) or Merck (MRK) sign strategic collaborating agreements with small development-­stage biotech firms,...   &nbsp . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or log in.
New Breakthrough Immuno-Oncology Products

New Breakthrough Immuno-Oncology Products

The Week in Review #7 A lot more happened in the past week regarding improving the treatment of cancer and of other devastating diseases. This issue contains discoveries that aim at improving breakthrough immuno-­oncology treatment outcomes. Here are some of the breakthrough technologies and treatments that might improve, by-­far, the management of cancer . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to …
Prohost Letter #413

Prohost Letter #413

Prohost Letter #413 FROM BIOTECH TO BIOPHARMA - New research, new findings, new discoveries of trustworthy and doubtful biomarkers more understanding of genomics and proteomics, in addition to more breakthrough diagnostic procedures, are all gifts of the life-science revolution. This revolution started with molecular biology, the discovery of the DNA and its functions, which was the prelude to genomic understanding, gene sequencing, and genetic engineering and …
Some Small Outperforming Biotech Firms

Some Small Outperforming Biotech Firms

The Week in Review #4 AMAZING STOCK REBOUNDING - We have already witnessed and wrote about the fierce rebounding of some of our selected stocks comprising: Exelixis (EXEL), Sangamo (SGMO), Array (ARRY), ImmunoGen (IMGN) and others . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or log in.
Two Large Pharma Agreements with Halozyme in One Day. HALO Rallied

Two Large Pharma Agreements with Halozyme in One Day. HALO Rallied

Following the announcement of two new licensing agreements for its ENHANZE® drug-delivery technology, Halozyme Therapeutics (HALO) raised financial guidance for 2017 as follows: - Net revenue of $245 million to $260 million, an increase of $130 million from the prior range of $115 million to $130 million, reflecting the portion of upfront payments from the new agreements expected to be recorded as revenue in 2017; - Operating expenses of $240 million …
NewLink Genetics: A Rally is Recuperating NLNK’s Unwarranted Stock Losses

NewLink Genetics: A Rally is Recuperating NLNK’s Unwarranted Stock Losses

Indeed, updated data from the ongoing Phase 2 NLG2103 study of NewLink Genetics (NLNK) IDO inhibitor immunotherapy product indoximod in combination with the PD-1 pathway inhibitor, KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab) demonstrate positive results in advanced melanoma. The news rallied the stock that has been cremated following news that the same drug Indoximoll has failed to meet the endpoint in mid-phase trials on breast cancer in combination with …
About Exelixis’ Transition

About Exelixis’ Transition

EXELIXIS Exelixis’ (EXEL) shareholders know well how good are the firm’s announced financial results for the second quarter of 2017. They also know well how good is the update presented by the firm about the progress made towards fulfilling its commercial and clinical development milestones. Exelixis report left no reason for complaining, criticizing or downgrading the firm’s stock. As a matter of fact, the presentation …
Prohost Letter #412 Part 3

Prohost Letter #412 Part 3

Prohost Letter #412 Part 3 GLIOBLASTOMA - Is There Hope? Senator John McCain was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, glioblastoma – the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer. The cancer is so aggressive that most surgeries did not provide survival. This brain cancer affects around 3 people out of 100,000 in the U.S., with men more than women and whites more than other …
Targeted Drugs That Would Improve on Immunotherapy Treatments’ Outcomes. See Array and Exelixis

Targeted Drugs That Would Improve on Immunotherapy Treatments’ Outcomes. See Array and Exelixis

FROM ARRAY Array’s Drug Binimetinib in Combination Therapy with Merck’s Drug Keytruda for METASTATIC FOR COLORECTAL CANCER   On May 8, 2017, Array BioPharma and Merck announced entering into a clinical trial collaboration to investigate the safety and efficacy of Array's MEK inhibitor, binimetinib, with Merck's anti-PD-1 therapy, Keytruda® (pembrolizumab), in metastatic colorectal cancer patients with microsatellite stable tumors (MSS CRC). The decision on this …