Tag: Exelixis (EXEL)

Exelixis Will Begin Reaping the Fruits

Exelixis Will Begin Reaping the Fruits

Exelixis (EXEL) received the first of the great news we expected to hear. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved COTELLIC™ (cobimetinib) a cancer drug discovered by Exelixis in combination with Roche’s drug vemurafenib for BRAF V600E or V600K mutation-positive unresectable or metastatic melanoma. COTELLIC is a selective MEK inhibitor is subject of a worldwide collaboration agreement between Exelixis and Genentech (Roche). Switzerland had …
The Stream of Exelixis Good News Is Real

The Stream of Exelixis Good News Is Real

– Exelixis submitted rolling NDA for cabozantinib. – Exelixis plans to complete the submission in the next two months. – Positive Results from the METEOR trial with cabozantinib on advanced renal Cell carcinoma led the FDA to grant the drug breakthrough designation. Based on good results from a Phase 3 from the METEOR pivotal trial, Exelixis (EXEL) initiated submission of its rolling New Drug Application (NDA) to …
Prohost Letter #384

Prohost Letter #384

Prohost Letter #384 The Assassination of the Biotech Sector The Market (Part 2) On Friday September 18, 2015, the biotechnology sector occupied the news headlines for two different reasons. The first was the sudden unexplicable and unexpected plummeting of the biotech sector. The stocks were flying sky high until modday and suddenly, all the biotech stocks, without exception, took a dive. The second reason was the triumph of …
Exelixis: The Stream of Good News Continues to Flow

Exelixis: The Stream of Good News Continues to Flow

Exelixis (EXEL) announced positive results from the METEOR Phase 3 Pivotal Trial of Cabozantinib in advanced renal cell carcinoma, which was presented at the European Cancer Congress 2015. In the study, Cabozantinib met the primary endpoint of improving progression-free survival as compared to Evorulimus. The drug, which has already been approved and marketed for thyroid cancer has also demonstrated a strong trend towards improving overall …
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 …
Why Switzerland Approval of Exelixis and Roche Drug Combination for Melanoma Is a Big Deal

Why Switzerland Approval of Exelixis and Roche Drug Combination for Melanoma Is a Big Deal

– The second approval of a cancer drug for Exelixis – The approval of Exelixis/Roche drugs combination will save lives. – The melanoma the combination drugs treat is a killer with bad prognosis  – The terms of Exelixis/Roche agreement are favorable Reiterating our enthusiastic feeling about the future of Exelixis (EXEL), our feeling has transformed into reality and here we are, Swissmedic, the Swiss licensing …
Prohost Letter #380

Prohost Letter #380

Prohost Letter #380 Investors Concerns, Excitments and Expectations PART 2  REGENERON On Friday, July 24, Regeneron (REGN) stock closed at $541.l85 DOWN $14.76. The reason for loss was good news announcing that the FDA approved its cholesterol-lowering drug Praluent! Before the unreasonable sell on good news phenomenon, Regeneron had scored a new all time high on proven accomplishments (Read articles posted in past Prohost Letters). …
Exelixis: The Importance of the Public Offering. Xoma: What Should We Do Now?

Exelixis: The Importance of the Public Offering. Xoma: What Should We Do Now?

Why the financing through a secondary public offering was a must for Exelixis. The outcome of the public offering is putting in Exelixis’ (EXEL) coffers around $128 million, which we know the firm will definitely need for the development of its programs, but more important, is for the firm to be able to meet its obligations in case the FDA approves its drug cobimetinib combination with …
Prohost Letter #379

Prohost Letter #379

Prohost Letter #379 Investors Concerns, Excitments and Expectations It is understandable the fact that bullish and bearish analysts have opposite opinions (opposite wishes too) on biotech firms’ pipelines products and clinical trial results. They differ in assessing important news and in applying different criteria in their evaluation in order to establish proof of concept of their personal views. Articles are filling the media with contradicting …
TrovaGene: Overcoming Challenges in Cancer Immunotherapy

TrovaGene: Overcoming Challenges in Cancer Immunotherapy

After decades of attempting, but failing, to harness the immune system power to treat cancer (Cancer immunotherapy), novel approaches based on new discoveries have finally demonstrated they can do the hard job. These treatments, however, are facing challenges which must be dealt with. Will TrovaGene (TROV) succeed in dealing with the challenges? Indeed, using the body’s own immune system to fight cancer is working by …
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 …
Prohost Letter #378 Part 1

Prohost Letter #378 Part 1

Prohost Letter #378 Part 1 Views and Visions TOP-TIER BIOTECHNOLOGY COMPANIES GILEAD We wrote a lot about Gilead (GILD), doing our best to protect investors against negative gossip that filled the media and aimed at misleading and insulting investors’ intelligence. We never lowered our target based on the perpetrated, fabricated stories, which made many investors lose confidence in Gilead’s strategy and sell their stocks, thus, …
Prohost Letter #377

Prohost Letter #377

Prohost Letter #377 PICKING BIOTECH FIRMS Before Investing in Them Raising the bar in designating small drug developing firms as biotechnology firms has occurred several times since 2011. In that year, many technologies were tremendously enhanced, which enabled them to realize superior goals, i.e., produce safer and more effective breakthrough drugs for chronic debilitating and life-threatening diseases. Prohost Portfolios picks, which have outperformed other industries’ …
Exelixis: On the Road Towards Accomplishments with Faster Steps

Exelixis: On the Road Towards Accomplishments with Faster Steps

Exelixis Announces Acceptance of New Drug Application for Cobimetinib (NDA) in Combination with Vemurafenib for Treatment of Patients with BRAF V600 Mutation-Positive Advanced Melanoma “The FDA Granted Priority Review, Assigns Action Date of August 11, 2015” This is a subtitle in the firm’s news today, which says a lot about Exelixis (EXEL) as an active biotech firm. Exelixis has, indeed, designed, produced and developed a …