Tag: Gilead Sciences (GILD)

Japan approved Gilead’s product Epclusa®. See Also: A collaboration agreement with Yuhan

Japan approved Gilead’s product Epclusa®. See Also: A collaboration agreement with Yuhan

Gilead Sciences (GILD) has news that begins with an announcement today that Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has approved Epclusa® (sofosbuvir 400mg/velpatasvir 100mg). Epclusa is once-daily treatment for adults with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection with decompensated cirrhosis, and for patients with chronic HCV infection without cirrhosis or with compensated cirrhosis who have had prior treatment with a direct-acting antiviral therapy (DAA). In Japan, no treatment option …
Gilead: On the road towards realizing its goals. A new collaboration for fibrotic diseases

Gilead: On the road towards realizing its goals. A new collaboration for fibrotic diseases

Gilead Sciences (GILD) and Scholar Rock Holding Corporation (SRRK) announced entering into a strategic collaboration to discover and develop highly specific inhibitors of transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) activation for the treatment of fibrotic diseases. Under the terms of the agreement Gilead has exclusive options to license worldwide rights to product candidates that emerge from the following three Scholar Rock TGFβ programs:  – Inhibitors that target activation of latent …
Agenus: Signing a lucrative and rewarding agreement with Gilead

Agenus: Signing a lucrative and rewarding agreement with Gilead

Agenus (AGEN) announced recently that it entered into an immuno-oncology (I-O) partnership with Gilead Sciences (GILD). The partnership is focused on developing and commercializing up to five novel I-O therapies. The terms of the agreement Agenus is entitled to receive a $120 million upfront cash payment and a $30 million equity investment.   The agreement also includes approximately $1.7 billion in potential future fees and milestones. …
A follow up on Gilead’s latest news

A follow up on Gilead’s latest news

The Chinese National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has approved Gilead’s (GILD) HIV combination product Descovy®.  In China, Descovy is to be indicated in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) in adults and adolescents (aged 12 years and older with a body weight of at least 35 kg). TAF, which is part of the combination treatment, is a novel, targeted prodrug of …
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 …
We call it the bad market

We call it the bad market

The Week in Review #33 WE CALL IT THE BAD MARKET The Federal Reserve’s raising of the interest rate does not and should not mean a demise of the companies trading on the NASDAQ and other stock exchanges. The biotech group of firms with strong scientific fundamentals will not stop innovating and bringing breakthroughs to millions of people who are desperate for them if an …
Immunotherapy and some other results from ESMO 2018

Immunotherapy and some other results from ESMO 2018

IMMUNOTHERAPY  The Checkpoint Inhibitors The most revered news was the discovery of the checkpoint proteins on the surface of the immune system cells. The checkpoint proteins’ natural job is to put a break on the immune system cells to prevent them from attacking people’s own body cells. An immune attack on host cells can lead to disabling and life-threatening autoimmune diseases. Long before the scientists …
Three important news

Three important news

The Week in Review #30 FROM THE DEPARTED WEEK In the past week, we came across a lot of news announcing research, clinical trial results, collaborations, product approvals and acquisitions. Much of the departed week’s news though, does not represent complete stories, especially the ones related to research. They represented early works in progress offering no concrete results that we can evaluate. Important news for …
Gilead Sciences: In pursuit of cures for intractable diseases

Gilead Sciences: In pursuit of cures for intractable diseases

Gilead Sciences (GILD) has news that we felt good about it for a company that saved millions of lives from the minute, but monster viruses HIV and HCV. Curing millions of patients with HCV, has led Gilead to decide that the time has come for bringing cures to many horrible diseases. Yesterday, September 12, the news announced that Gilead and Precision BioSciences have entered into …
What is looking good in the aggressive portfolio

What is looking good in the aggressive portfolio

The Week in Review #29 PROHOST AGGRESSIVE PORTFOLIO  - The aggressive portfolio hosts biotech firms with solid scientific fundamentals and prominent scientists whose stocks have plummeted following some setbacks. A setback could be a failure of an investigational product to meet the endpoints of its clinical trial or that the small biotech firm has taken long to achieve its goals . . . This content …
Gilead and Galapagos have good news for patients with severely active Ankylosing Spondylitis

Gilead and Galapagos have good news for patients with severely active Ankylosing Spondylitis

Gilead Sciences’ (GILD) and Galapagos’ (GLPG) product filgotinib – a highly selective JAK1 inhibitor has met the primary efficacy endpoint in Phase 2 TORTUGA trial in adults with moderately to severely active ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Patients treated with filgotinib achieved significantly greater improvements compared to those who took a placebo. The results came from the Phase 2 of the TORTUGA – a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, …
Outperforming, favorite, and undervalued biotech firms

Outperforming, favorite, and undervalued biotech firms

The Week in Review #28 The approval of revolutionary products created by biotech firms with solid scientific fundamentals, superior scientists and advanced technologies is what motivates us to pick for investment biotech and biopharmaceutical firms. So, let’s see what has been approved in the parting week  from firms that we picked for investment.       IMPORTANT APPROVALS       Prohost Picked Firm     …
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,...
Gilead Collaboration with Sangamo

Gilead Collaboration with Sangamo

Kite, a Gilead Company, and Sangamo Therapeutics Announce Collaboration to Develop Next-Generation Engineered Cell Therapies for Cancer Kite, a Gilead (GILD) company, and Sangamo Therapeutics (SGMO) announced a worldwide collaboration agreement for using Sangamo’s zinc finger nuclease (ZFN) technology platform for the development of next-generation ex vivo cell therapies in oncology. Kite will use Sangamo’s ZFN technology to modify genes to develop next-generation cell therapies for autologous and allogeneic use in treating …
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 …
The Year in Review Part 1

The Year in Review Part 1

Prohost Letter #416 Part 1 The Year In Review - 2017 Unheard of Programs - AN AWESOME YEAR for the biotech sector regarding its accomplishments. Many of the accomplished programs were unheard of regarding the degree of their positive impact on medical practice. Unfortunately, many of these accomplishments, which included the making of new discoveries, the creation of novel advanced technologies and the design of …
Gilead’s New Acquisition: An Important Step Forward Toward Building a Superior Cancer Franchise

Gilead’s New Acquisition: An Important Step Forward Toward Building a Superior Cancer Franchise

Gilead Sciences (GILD) has unsurprisingly agreed to acquire Cell Design Labs in a structured buy out valued for up to $567 million, including the shares of Cell Design Labs held by Kite, the CAR T firm that Gilead has recently acquired. Brian Atwood, President and CEO of Cell Design Labs, Inc., said, “Bringing our robust technology platforms under the Gilead umbrella, with its outstanding research …