Tag: Editas Medicine Inc (EDIT)

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 …
Victims of fear and misunderstanding

Victims of fear and misunderstanding

ProhostLetter #423 TOMORROW’S THERAPEUTICS TODAY For a more or less fair evaluation of biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms, analysts currently rely for their assessment on criteria that include quarterly financial results, products’ sales revenues, and year over year growth of each and every marketed therapeutic. When it comes to clinical-stage firms, the logic implies that these criteria cannot be relied on for evaluation, as most of …
Once again, we say, CRISPR is here to stay

Once again, we say, CRISPR is here to stay

A Miracle-Like Gene-Editing That People will Sooner or Later Recognize. The Wellcome Sanger Institute’s new findings about CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing is intended to lead to further improvement in the safety of the breakthrough CRISPR gene editing procedure before it is used in clinical practice; the information is not intended to condemn it. Unfortunately, innocent investors got panicky when they heard the Wellcome Sanger findings, which …
Stories about research, clinical trials results and an FDA ruling

Stories about research, clinical trials results and an FDA ruling

The Week in Review #26 IN THE BIOTECH WORLD - RESEARCH - IMPROVING CRISPR GENE EDITING The problem cited with gene editing is that the editing may stay switched on after it succeeded in reaching its goals. To prevent further unwarranted mutations, scientists from the Bath and Cardiff University have invented a switch that aims at controlling protein expression in cultured cells and mouse embryos with the …
Finding reasons for underperforming stocks

Finding reasons for underperforming stocks

The Week in Review #25 When Stocks Plummet for No Relevant Reasons Sometimes investors need to know why some of their stocks plummet when no bad news is broadcast anywhere and when firms announce terrific news promising progressive growth. Yesterday was one of those days where reasons for stocks’ deviant, and probably unwarranted, negative performances must be identified. Let’s have a look at what happened during …
CRISPR Editing and the two published studies

CRISPR Editing and the two published studies

Slashing of the CRISPR gene editing companies’ stocks, including CRISPR Therapeutics (CRSP), Editas (EDIT) and Intellia (NTLA) is caused by two studies published in Nature Medicine, which revealed that cells whose genes are edited by CRISPR/ Cas9 could develop tumors in treated patients. Nobody could blame those who sold the CRSPR gene editing stocks’ because, although many scientists believe that the cited cause can be overcome and others stated that …
Amgen Has More Good News. What Is Going on with the CRISPR Gene Editing Firms?

Amgen Has More Good News. What Is Going on with the CRISPR Gene Editing Firms?

A couple of days following the news that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion on Amgen’s (AMGN) product Prolia® (denosumab) for the treatment of bone loss associated with long-term systemic glucocorticoid therapy, the same Committee recommended a label variation for KYPROLIS® (carfilzomib) with an addition that includes the final overall survival (OS) data from the Phase 3 ASPIRE trial. In the ASPIRE trial, KYPROLIS …
AveXis Drug’s Data for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Highlights Gene Therapy

AveXis Drug’s Data for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Highlights Gene Therapy

The Week in Review #21 Part 2 THE  MARKET (2) - Our remarks in the past Week in Review included our confidence that the attempts by negative investors to drive the market crazy will not deprive the market from its innate capability to sense and react to the authentic factors it usually reacts to . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to …
The Biotech Revolution is Alive and Speeding

The Biotech Revolution is Alive and Speeding

The Week in Review #21 Part 1 THE MARKET - Like symphonic orchestras that bring to the listeners’ ears, minds and souls melodies composed by legendary authors, the stock market reflects what’s going on in the world, which would positively or negatively impact the lives and well being of the earth’s residents . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to …
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...
An Erroneous Interpretation of an Outstanding Achievement in CRISPR Gene Editing

An Erroneous Interpretation of an Outstanding Achievement in CRISPR Gene Editing

A False Reason for Unwarranted Selling of CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing Shares     CRISPRs are bacterial immune systems that contain many defense enzymes such as the Cas9 “molecular scissors,” which scientists have engineered as a powerful DNA-targeting gene-editing tool and created companies specialized in CRISPR gene editing tools. The outstanding revolutionary news, which is wrongly interpreted by Wall Street, which led to a recent selling of the shares of CRISPR gene …
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. …
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 …
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 …
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 #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, …
Editas, Adverum and Spark: Novel Gene Editing and Viral Vectors Make Gene Therapy Achievable

Editas, Adverum and Spark: Novel Gene Editing and Viral Vectors Make Gene Therapy Achievable

Gene Editing EDITAS MEDICINE CRISPR gene editing firm Editas Medicine (EDIT) signed a collaboration agreement with a   small cap gene therapy firm called Adverum Biotechnologies (ADVM). The collaboration aims at exploring the delivery of Editas’ genome editing approach with Adverum’s next-generation adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors to treat up to five inherited retinal diseases that have yet to find treatments or have poor existing remedies. According …