Tag: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Vir Biotechnology

Prohost Portfolio PLUS #5 Vir Biotechnology Vir Biotechnology (VIR) combines cutting-edge technologies with immunologic insights to prevent and treat serious infectious diseases. Proof of concept and feasibility has been offered as demonstrated in early and mid-trial results; the firm, together with GlaxoSmithKline, have applied for the approval . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to log in.

Vir Biotechnology and GlaxoSmithKline: The European Medicines Agency Started a Review of VIR-7831 for COVID-19

Vir Biotechnology and GlaxoSmithKline in April 2020  In April 2020, Vir Biotechnology and GlaxoSmithKline entered into a collaboration to research and develop solutions for coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). The collaboration uses Vir’s proprietary monoclonal antibody platform technology to accelerate existing and identify new anti-viral antibodies that could be used as therapeutic or preventive options to help address the current COVID-19 pandemic …

CureVac N.V.

Prohost Portfolio PLUS #3 CureVac N.V. We were looking forward to learning more important details about the German firm, CureVac N.V. (CVAC), when the company announced business updates and financial results for its fourth quarter and full-year 2020. The reason for our interest was the fact that the U.S. was looking to take over this firm two years ago to no avail. A more important …

CureVac Has Very Interesting Future Plans

CureVac CureVac B.V. (CVAC) is a global biopharmaceutical company specializing in messenger RNA (mRNA) technology. The firm has more than 20 years of expertise in developing and optimizing versatile biological molecules for prevention and treatment purposes. CureVac’s proprietary technology principle is the use of non-chemically modified mRNA as a data carrier to instruct the human body to produce . . . This content is for …

AstraZeneca to Supply Half a Million Additional Doses of the Potential COVID-19 Antibody Treatment AZD7442 to the U.S.  

AstraZeneca to Supply Additional Doses of AZD7442 to the U.S. for COVID-19  AstraZeneca (AZN) has modified an existing agreement with the U.S. Government to supply up to 500,000 additional doses of AZD7442 - a long-acting antibody (LAAB) combination in late-stage development, for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. We stress . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to …

Vir Biotechnology and GlaxoSmithKline Expanded Agreement

Vir Biotechnology and GlaxoSmithKline Expanded Collaboration  Vir Biotechnology (VIR) and GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) announced the signing of a binding agreement to expand their existing collaboration to include the research and development of new therapies for influenza and other respiratory viruses. The Expanded Collaboration This new collaboration builds on a 2020 agreement to research and develop therapies for coronaviruses and provides GlaxoSmithKline exclusive rights to collaborate …

An Acquisition & a Collaboration You Must Know About

Bristol-Myers Squibb Increased activity being observed at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) is aimed at further empowering the firm's various franchises. It all started with the firm’s attempt to empower its oncology franchise with the creation and approval of its checkpoint protein inhibitor Opdivo (nivolumab) - a programmed Death-1 (PD-1) inhibitor. This antibody has been the most successful attempt . . . This content is for paid …

Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKLine COVID-19 Vaccines are Advancing in Clinical Trial

Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline Have COVID-19 Vaccines Advancing in Clinical Trial Sanofi (SNY) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) started Phase 1/2 clinical trial for their adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine candidate developed by both firms uses the same recombinant protein-based technology as one of Sanofi’s seasonal influenza vaccines, with GSK’s established pandemic adjuvant technology. The Phase 1/2 clinical trial is a randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled trial. It is …

Be Careful NOT to Underestimate the Following Biotech Stocks (Part 2)

Theravance Biopharma: Near-Term Game-Changing PDUFAS Some of the Prohost Portfolio selected companies are having near term PDUFAS which we believe will have a positive outcome. Indeed we expect the FDA approvals to tremendously boost these firms’ values. In Part 1 we chose Halozyme (HALO) and PTC Therapeutics (
Novartis to acquire AveXis. Would the Approval of AVXS-101, If Any, Impact the Sales of Ionis’ Spinraza?

Novartis to acquire AveXis. Would the Approval of AVXS-101, If Any, Impact the Sales of Ionis’ Spinraza?

NOVARTIS TO ACQUIRE AVEXIS A few months ago, Novartis (NVS) CEO agreed to cash out of the company’s consumer health joint venture with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), which brought in cash intended to further improve and expand Novartis’ pipeline. Here we are. Yesterday, Novartis announced its intention to acquire the gene therapy firm AveXis (AVXS) at $8.7 billion, paying $218 for each share of this firm. In a conference call on Monday, …
Agenus’ Double News

Agenus’ Double News

Agenus (AGEN) announced that The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted marketing authorization to GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) product Shingrix, a herpes zoster vaccine containing Agenus' proprietary immune adjuvant QS-21 Stimulon®. Shingrix vaccine is designed to prevent herpes zoster (shingles) in adults aged 50 years and older. The adjuvant in the vaccine is Agenus’ product QS-21 Stimulon. This adjuvant is to help improve the vaccine's effectiveness by …
Prohost Letter #413

Prohost Letter #413

Prohost Letter #413 FROM BIOTECH TO BIOPHARMA - New research, new findings, new discoveries of trustworthy and doubtful biomarkers more understanding of genomics and proteomics, in addition to more breakthrough diagnostic procedures, are all gifts of the life-science revolution. This revolution started with molecular biology, the discovery of the DNA and its functions, which was the prelude to genomic understanding, gene sequencing, and genetic engineering and …
Some Small Outperforming Biotech Firms

Some Small Outperforming Biotech Firms

The Week in Review #4 AMAZING STOCK REBOUNDING - We have already witnessed and wrote about the fierce rebounding of some of our selected stocks comprising: Exelixis (EXEL), Sangamo (SGMO), Array (ARRY), ImmunoGen (IMGN) and others . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to log in.
Agenus Has Good News

Agenus Has Good News

Agenus (AGEN) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Committee voted unanimously, recommending the approval of GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) shingles vaccine candidate, Shingrix, containing Agenus’ proprietary immune adjuvant, QS-21 Stimulon®. This is good news for Agenus. As Garo Armen, Ph.D., Agenus CEO and Chairman of the Board said, “The Advisory Committee’s recommendation for the approval of Shingrix marks the first for a product …
About Innoviva Inhalers

About Innoviva Inhalers

Earlier this month, on Aug. 24, 2017, Propeller Health announced the expansion of its 2015 collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), enabling both companies to prepare for and undertake commercial activities using the Propeller clip-on sensor and software platform for use with  ELLIPTA Inhaler. The inhaler, which is marketed by GSK, is produced by Innoviva (INVA) and approved by the FDA in other countries around the world. …
Prohost Letter #412 Part 3

Prohost Letter #412 Part 3

Prohost Letter #412 Part 3 GLIOBLASTOMA - Is There Hope? Senator John McCain was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, glioblastoma – the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer. The cancer is so aggressive that most surgeries did not provide survival. This brain cancer affects around 3 people out of 100,000 in the U.S., with men more than women and whites more than other …
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, …