Tag: CRISPR Therapeutics (CRSP)

Observing Queer Stories

Observing Queer Stories

Prohost Letter #418 Observing Queer Stories  PORTOLA - Portola (PTLA) has been granted approval of an important factor Xa inhibitor Bevyxxa (betrixa-­ban for extended prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in acute medically ill patients with risk factors for a life-­threatening VTE . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to log in.
In the Limelight

In the Limelight

The Week in Review #18 The Market - The stock market recuperated most of its losses while analysts preferred to abstain from forecasting and remain bystanders during the market volatility.  Although the causes of volatility have yet to be delineated, some philosophers in the field dared to attribute it as a market’s own mind’s judgment . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please …
Private Lessons and More

Private Lessons and More

Prohost Letter #417 Private Lessons - These lessons are overdue and we had to do this homework before we go into further evaluations of our picks and introduction of new companies as we promised in the past issue. We believe that the Prohost readers, the fans and the critics should know how and why we pick our biotech stocks . . . This content is …
CRISPR Therapeutics’ Worthwhile Deal

CRISPR Therapeutics’ Worthwhile Deal

CRISPR Therapeutics (CRSP) and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center (MGHCC) have entered into a two-year research collaboration and license option agreement to develop Novel T cell therapies for cancer. As part of the collaboration, CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology will be utilized to improve upon current T cell therapies in development addressing unmet needs in both hematologic and solid tumors.  This improvement is expected to occur by combining the …
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 …
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 #409

Prohost Letter #409

Prohost Letter #409 ASCO The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting is around the corner. The Meeting, which will begin on Friday June 2, 2017 and will end on Monday 5, 2017 will be different than the past years for many reasons, including the following: -­ Checkpoint inhibition as Immunotherapy for cancer treatment moved from wishful thinking a decade ago, to promising cancer treatments …
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, …
Incyte: A Thoughtful Research and Collaboration Agreement with Abramson Cancer Center

Incyte: A Thoughtful Research and Collaboration Agreement with Abramson Cancer Center

Incyte Announces a Multi-year Research Collaboration with the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania. The aim of the agreement with Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania as Incyte (INCY) stated in the press release is to bring together the knowledge and expertise of both collaborators scientists. This cooperation will enable conducting collaborative research in order to advance the understanding of cancer …
A Quick Opinion on the CRISPR Patenting Story. Gillead’s Improvement of HIV Treatment

A Quick Opinion on the CRISPR Patenting Story. Gillead’s Improvement of HIV Treatment

About the CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing Patent Shareholders of biotechnology firms specialized in CRISPR gene editing technology are in a state of confusion regarding the technology's patents. The confusion is caused by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) decision to sustain the intellectual property awarded to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. This ruling has caused the stock of the firm Editas (EDIT), which …
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. …
Prohost Letter #403 Part 2

Prohost Letter #403 Part 2

Prohost Letter #403 Part 2 Continued From Wednesday Instead of continuing yesterday article about Agenus, we decided to post it all so that the reader can find it in one place. Important changes and additions have been made especially under the headline “Near-­Term Priorities, Possibilities and Catalysts”, which are important to read. Learning More About AGENUS Since its inception, Agenus (AGEN), previously known as Antigenics, …
Another CRISPR Gene Editing Company Decided to Go Public. What’s Investors’ Decision?

Another CRISPR Gene Editing Company Decided to Go Public. What’s Investors’ Decision?

Another gene editing firm, CRISPR Therapeutics decided to become publicly traded. On Friday, the private firm filed with the SEC planning for a $90 million initial public offering (IPO). CRISPR Therapeutics is headquartered in Switzerland, but also exists in Cambridge. It was cofounded by Emmanuelle Charpentier, who, together with Jennifer Doudna claim discovering CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing recipe. The firm aim is to use CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing …
Learning from Pfizer Acquisition. Regeneron to Fight Zika and More

Learning from Pfizer Acquisition. Regeneron to Fight Zika and More

Pfizer accepted to pay $14 billion in cash to acquire Medivation. It is important for investors to know what Pfizer is after with regard to this acquisition so that investors could sense the current deep-pocketed biopharmaceutical firms’ preferences in selecting their takeover targets. Recognizing the facts behind Pfizer’s decision could also protect investors from being mislead by negative bloggers who, while serving their own agendas, …
Prohost Letter #396

Prohost Letter #396

Prohost Letter #396 CELEBRATING MEMORIAL DAY - Wish you celebrated the Memorial Day. Memorial Day’s purpose was remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The Memorial Day was initiated as Decoration Day after the Civil War in the year 1868 when the Grand Army of the Republic - an organization of Union Veterans in Illinois established it to decorate the graves …
Regeneron in Gene Editing and New Information About CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing Firms

Regeneron in Gene Editing and New Information About CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing Firms

Regeneron and Intellia to Discover and Develop CRISPR/Cas Therapeutics Moving forward is Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ (REGN) strategy based on strong scientific and technological capability that needs no validation by external validators. The quality, i.e., safety and efficacy, of Regeneron’s approved products and the clinical trial outcomes of the firm’s drugs in late phase trials speak for themselves. Good news from the firm is flooding the media. The most recent …
About the News from Incyte and Vertex

About the News from Incyte and Vertex

Incyte: A Good Company Facing Irrelevant Investors’ Reaction  Incyte decided to stop an early ongoing trial of a combination treatment ruxolitinib (Incyte) plus regorafenib (Bayer) for colon cancer after observing the combination wasn’t working. Both drugs are approved for different indications and both are doing well in the market. At this moment in the market chaos, this news looked as if a terrible thing that must cause an unwarranted …
Revolutionary Approaches Towards Managing Chronic and Deadly Diseases

Revolutionary Approaches Towards Managing Chronic and Deadly Diseases

The Market is Surely Ignoring the Historical Summit Biotech achievements are standing on Right Now     The latest biotech sector’s breakthroughs we presented was the novel powerful gene editing techniques CRISPR/cas9 and TALEN. Our article in the Prohost Letter #390 meant to enable the reader to understand that the evolution in biological sciences, especially in sequencing and analyzing the genome of the sick and healthy cells, has reached a stage …