Tag: Celgene (CELG)

Amgen to Acquire Celgene’s Product Otezla at $13.4 Billion

Amgen to Acquire Celgene’s Product Otezla at $13.4 Billion

Amgen Agreement with Celgene for Otezla® In the News Amgen (AMGN) entered into an agreement with Celgene (CELG) to acquire worldwide rights to Otezla® (apremilast), the only oral, non-biologic treatment for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, and certain related assets and liabilities for $13.4 billion in cash. Amgen cited the benefits of this agreement as follows: A strong fit with Amgen’s long-standing expertise in inflammation and …
Gilead Sciences Activities Are Exceeding Its All Time High. Celgene Demonstrates How Valuable It Could be for Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Gilead Sciences Activities Are Exceeding Its All Time High. Celgene Demonstrates How Valuable It Could be for Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Gilead Sciences Activities There is no doubt that Gilead Sciences (GILD) is doing whatever it takes to expand, improve and upgrade its pipeline products. For the last couple of months, each and every week, we heard news about collaborations with some companies and investment in others as well as licensing products from large, medium-sized and small firms. In less than ten . . . This content is for …
Bluebird bio and Celgene: Encouraging Clinical Trial Results for Last Resort Multiple Myeloma Treatment

Bluebird bio and Celgene: Encouraging Clinical Trial Results for Last Resort Multiple Myeloma Treatment

A Great Day for Bluebird bio and Celgene Read the Clinical Trial Results for Myeloma What a Great Day! Jobs reaching the moon. Inflation not yet showing any concerning signs. A fiercely rebounding stock market. Those who are still listening to pessimistic opinions are missing the fact that technologies and biotechnology are standing at the starting line. They are not at the finish line. For …
Bristol-Myers to acquire Celgene. Was this move really a surprise?

Bristol-Myers to acquire Celgene. Was this move really a surprise?

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) will acquire Celgene (CELG) in a cash and stock transaction with an equity value of approximately $74 billion. Under the terms of the agreement: Celgene shareholders will receive 1.0 Bristol-Myers Squibb share and $50.00 in cash for each share of Celgene. They will also receive one tradeable Contingent Value Right (CVR) for each share of Celgene, which will entitle the holder to receive a …
Politics and the Market

Politics and the Market

The Week in Review #35 Politics and the Market The market tumbled today as Theresa May, the Prime Minister of England, delayed the Brexit vote!  The question becomes, what will be put forth next as a legitimate reason for bringing the market down and eroding investors’ gains? The weather? A war among gangs in a fourth-world country? Maybe the resignation of the chairman of a …
There are no reasons for the Market’s tumbling. The value of the Biotech Revolution.

There are no reasons for the Market’s tumbling. The value of the Biotech Revolution.

Today, the market took another beating as a result of either an intentional or an unintentional lack of clearance by professionals in describing correctly the standing of employment and other current economic realities. They pinpointed irrelevant reasons in an effort to justify the Stock Market's tumbling.  One big headline was that 150,000 added jobs did not meet expectations. They never explained whether those jobs were all …
Celgene has important CAR T presentations at ASH

Celgene has important CAR T presentations at ASH

At the 60th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting   CAR T is Still a Star With all the pessimistic views critics have sprayed around in the past few years about the cell therapy for cancer, the CAR T approach remained a star of prominent cancer gatherings. This phenomenon confirms the value of the FDA decision of approving the CAR T products, in spite of their …
Good news, bad news & comebacks. Some ASCO results too

Good news, bad news & comebacks. Some ASCO results too

The Week in Review #23  ASCO  2018 - Small  publicly-­traded  oncology  biotech  firms,  large  oncology  biotech  firms,  and  giant  biopharmaceutical  firms,  in  addition  to  some  private  biotech  companies,  all  presented  results  and  observations  about  their  cancer  drugs  at  the  2018  American  Society  of  Clinical  Oncology  (ASCO)   meeting.  Most  presentations  were  useful,...
News from PTC Therapeutics, Celgene and Heron Therapeutics

News from PTC Therapeutics, Celgene and Heron Therapeutics

IN THE NEWS PTC THERAPEUTICS  PTC Therapeutics (PTCT) stock, which dipped yesterday, probably on news announcing a public offering of 4,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $27.04 per share. Yesterday, in a crazy market that looked as if the bull and bear are boxers knocking each other down every 10 minutes, PTCT lost around $5. The stock seems to rebound in today’s premarket …
Celgene Acquires Juno Therapeutics at $9 Billion or $87 a Share. Why Array is Trading Around $15 in Premarket Today.

Celgene Acquires Juno Therapeutics at $9 Billion or $87 a Share. Why Array is Trading Around $15 in Premarket Today.

Celgene (CELG) and Juno (JUNO) announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement upon which Celgene has agreed to acquire Juno. Celgene will pay $87 per share in cash, or a total of approximately $9 billion, net of cash and marketable securities acquired and Juno shares already owned by Celgene (approximately 9.7% of outstanding shares). The transaction was approved by the boards of directors of both companies. Juno …
Juno Therapeutics’ Stock Rally. Exelixis’ Successful Trial for Liver Cancer

Juno Therapeutics’ Stock Rally. Exelixis’ Successful Trial for Liver Cancer

Juno Therapeutics’ (JUNO) stock price orbited the moon after-hours trading yesterday, rising 45%, following a wall street journal report stating that Celgene (CELG) was in discussions to take over Juno and that the negotiations could result in a deal in the coming weeks. Juno was established to create cellular immuno-oncology products- chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR T) to treat cancer. Neither Juno nor Celgene would …
Juno and Spark: On the Road Towards Ambitious Goals

Juno and Spark: On the Road Towards Ambitious Goals

Juno Therapeutics (JUNO) is one of the casualties that occurred during the 59th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting. The stock experienced undeserved selloff except for the fact that it had a deserved rally that we believe will remain as long as the firm is spending effort towards improving its cancer treatment. This cancer treatment is the  living genetically engineered chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell expected …
Prohost Letter #414

Prohost Letter #414

Prohost Letter #414 GIANTS & DWARFS - We believe it’s a useful idea bringing The Week in Review into the Prohost Letter this time. We thought it would be easier for the readers to get last week’s updates and comments together with the Letter’s subjects and its Prohost Portfolio’s observations. In the Week that said au revoir, things happened that are worth citing. New development-stage …
An Approval for Celgene and Two Breakthrough Designations for AstraZeneca

An Approval for Celgene and Two Breakthrough Designations for AstraZeneca

CELGENE Good news from Celgene (CELG) announced  that the FDA approved the firm’s targeted drug Idhifa (enasidenib) for adults with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) associated with isocitrate dehydrogenase-2 (IDH2) mutations. Good news also announced that the FDA approved the RealTime IDH2 companion assay, which pinpoints the IDH2 mutations. Richard Pazdur, MD, of the FDA Office of Hematology and Oncology Products, said in a statement. …
Celgene and Immunotherapy: An Unfolding Story

Celgene and Immunotherapy: An Unfolding Story

As we wrote yesterday, immunotherapy checkpoint inhibitors represent a great advancement and big changes in the management of cancer. It is pertinent, though, to keep in mind that these immuno-oncology products will not be successful with all cancers. Immune checkpoint inhibitors Keytruda (Merck) and Obdivo, Bristol-Myers Squibb and others are already approved around the world for several cancers. We also know that these immunotherapy products …
Merck’s Keytruda: Extremely Valuable, But Not for Multiple Myeloma

Merck’s Keytruda: Extremely Valuable, But Not for Multiple Myeloma

Merck’s (MRK) anti-PD-1 drug Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) is approved for many, many cancers. Yet, it is fair to say that this checkpoint inhibitor drug will not be effective in all cancers. This is especially true now that yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has placed a clinical hold on KEYNOTE-183, KEYNOTE-185 and KEYNOTE-023, three combination studies of Keytruda® with Celgene’s products Pomalyst Pomalidomide and …
Why Epizyme’s Upcoming Presentation Is More Than Exciting

Why Epizyme’s Upcoming Presentation Is More Than Exciting

EPIZYME Many oncologists, we believe, must be impatient to learn about the outcome of a first-in-class cancer drug based on epigenetics in upcoming oncology conventions. The drug tazemetostat was created and is being developed by Epizyme. Epizyme (EPZM) is a clinical-stage biotech company having proprietary platform, which  enabled it to identify and develop small molecule inhibitors of chromatin modifying proteins (CMPs), such as tazemetostat. CMPs, …
Welcoming Jounce Therapeutics (JNCE) as a Public Company

Welcoming Jounce Therapeutics (JNCE) as a Public Company

Today, Jounce Therapeutics has begun trading on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol (JNCE).  The Company, which focuses on the discovery and development of novel cancer immunotherapies and predictive biomarkers, announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 6,365,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $16.00 per share for aggregate gross proceeds of $101,840,000. In addition, Jounce granted the underwriters …
Some More Important News that Precedes the Upcoming Prohost Letter

Some More Important News that Precedes the Upcoming Prohost Letter

GILEAD (GILD) One analyst who aimed at bringing only the negatives about biotech has finally succeeded in convincing other critics and media bloggers that Gilead would not be good for investment until the firm acquires a company that can expand its meager oncology franchise. His story became the melody hummed by every blogger, ignoring the fact that the firm’s revenues and income have doubled overnight …