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Why Our Increased Enthusiasm for Incyte’s Product Baricitinib

Why Our Increased Enthusiasm for Incyte’s Product Baricitinib

Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) and Incyte (INCY) announced that, after discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in late August, Lilly will resubmit the New Drug Application (NDA) for baricitinib before the end of January 2018. That was fast, we mean the re-submission. To remind you, the firms had submitted Baricitinib for review seeking marketing approval for rheumatoid arthritis in the U.S., the …
Some Good and Bad Stories

Some Good and Bad Stories

The Week in Review #2 The Fairest Upgrades of the Week - Some analysts gave a generous and well measured dose of fairness evaluating biotech firms’ accomplishments. Credit Swiss upgrades Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) from neutral to outperform while maintaining its $70 target . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to log in.
About Exelixis’ Transition

About Exelixis’ Transition

EXELIXIS Exelixis’ (EXEL) shareholders know well how good are the firm’s announced financial results for the second quarter of 2017. They also know well how good is the update presented by the firm about the progress made towards fulfilling its commercial and clinical development milestones. Exelixis report left no reason for complaining, criticizing or downgrading the firm’s stock. As a matter of fact, the presentation …
Why Eli Lilly Wanted Nektar’s Drug NKTR-358 So Badly. Incyte’s Most Recent News

Why Eli Lilly Wanted Nektar’s Drug NKTR-358 So Badly. Incyte’s Most Recent News

It took only a few months after the dosing stages of NKTR-358 in in a Phase I trial for Eli Lilly to strike a deal worth $400 million with the ascending firm Nektar (NKTR) related to the drug. Eli Lilly seemed impressed with NeKtar’s drug, which was designed to treat autoimmune and other chronic inflammatory conditions. NKTR-358 targets interleukin (IL-2) receptor complex. Nektar and Lilly …
Prohost Letter #410

Prohost Letter #410

Prohost Letter #410 JUNE PDUFA DAYS This month, the FDA will decide on the approvals of drugs belonging to companies that Prohost has picked for investment. Usually, granting approvals rallies the stocks of the drugs’ developing firms. Sending Complete Response Letters for demands that might delay approvals would cut a substantial percentage of the stocks’ values, while rejections would cause the stocks to falter. Let’s …
Data From ASCO and Data from the Internet

Data From ASCO and Data from the Internet

As we wrote in Prohost Letter #409, a transformation in this year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting (ASCO) is further elaborating on Checkpoint inhibition and chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) approaches’ limitations. Both are attempts towards making Immunotherapy for cancer a successful treatment. Checkpoint inhibitors have reached the market at the hands of Merck, Bristo-Myers Squibb and Roche, with other firms coming forward with products …
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 Incyte’s Product Epacadostat’s Positive Results Are So Important

Why Incyte’s Product Epacadostat’s Positive Results Are So Important

As a matter of fact, we consider Incyte’s (INCY) drug epacadostat’s good results extremely important. The reason? Two facts are currently settled in researchers’ and oncologists’ minds. These are: 1. Checkpoint inhibitors require effective combination therapy to boost their limited efficacy, or at least to improve their efficacy, especially in solid tumors. 2. IDO inhibition is recognized as central for immunotherapy success. Both facts have been proven …
Prohost Letter #408

Prohost Letter #408

Prohost Letter #408 AT A GLANCE - Continued from the Previous Prohost Letter #408 In the Past issue #407, we picked the following firms: NEUROCRINE BIOSCIENCES (NBIX) Treating Tardive Dyskinesia CYTOMX Improving On Cancer Immunotherapy CELYAD SA (CYAD) Bringing Solutions To Immunotherapy Problems Please Read the articles written about these firms in the Issue #407 In This Issue We Add  NEW LINK GENETICS...
The Market Reaction Towards the FDA Complete Response Letter Offers a Unique Investment Opportunity In Incyte

The Market Reaction Towards the FDA Complete Response Letter Offers a Unique Investment Opportunity In Incyte

Eli Lilly (LLY) and Incyte (INCY) announced that the FDA has issued a complete response letter for the New Drug Application (NDA) of baricitinib for moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The FDA letter indicated that additional clinical data are required to determine the most appropriate doses. The FDA also stated that additional data are necessary for further characterization of safety concerns across treatment arms. The timing …
Advancements in Cancer Immunotherapy. See Also: A Small Firm with Promising News

Advancements in Cancer Immunotherapy. See Also: A Small Firm with Promising News

CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY Nonstop Improvements and Nonstop Discoveries Checkpoint inhibitors and CAR-T immunotherapy are created to stay and succeed and change the way cancer has been treated for decades. The reason is that the successful results from some early attempts to enable the immune system to attack and fight cancers through these new immunotherapy approaches were unmatched in the history of cancer treatments. These successes, though, …
Prohost Letter #406

Prohost Letter #406

Prohost Letter #406 A Special Prohost Issue SYNOPSIS REASONS FOR THE FOLLOWING PROHOST PICKS RALLIES VERTEX Vertex (VRTX): Great news about 2016 revenues & earnings Growth and pipeline. FROM YESTERDAY: Tremendous Revenues Growth. Cystic fibrosis (CF) revenues grew up around 75%. FOR TOMORROW:  Boosting  the  pipeline  value  by Advancing CF novel correctors into Phase 2 trials while Producing and advancing new CF correctors. PROJECTIONS: Continued …
Prohost Letter #405

Prohost Letter #405

Prohost Letter #405 Synthetic Biology (3) We have already decided upon becoming shareholders the day synthetic biology firm called Synthetic Genomics turns public. We reiterate that firms specialized in synthetic biology are numerous private and publicly traded. Some are promising, others are walking in place and a few have plummeted. With the general underperformance of synthetic biology stocks, many shareholders abandoned ship. Investors felt that …
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 …
Why Agenus and Incyte Are Both Winners Amending Their Original Agreement

Why Agenus and Incyte Are Both Winners Amending Their Original Agreement

Incyte (INCY) and Agenus (AGEN) announced an amendment of the License, Development and Commercialization Agreement that was originally agreed upon by the two firms on January 9, 2015. The amended converts the ongoing antibodies targeting GITR and OX40 programs from co-funded development and profit-sharing arrangements to royalty-bearing programs. In the 2015 agreement, both firms decided to work together on the INCAGN1876 (anti-GITR agonist) and INCAGN1949 …
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. …
Companies Targeted for Takeover Yet Can Thrive on their Own

Companies Targeted for Takeover Yet Can Thrive on their Own

It seems that the global Takeda (TKPYY) has guessed well what it should pick in order to bring the most effective targeted treatments to cancer patients allover the globe. Cancer management has unreservedly changed. What seems now to have become the best treatment choices are those that would accommodate the new wave of extremely promising immunotherapy approaches. To reach its ultimate success, immunotherapy drugs require …
Incyte and Calithera Collaboration Is Fair and Lucrative for Both Firms

Incyte and Calithera Collaboration Is Fair and Lucrative for Both Firms

Incyte and Calithera Biosciences Announce Global Collaboration to Develop and Commercialize CB-1158, a Small Molecule Arginase Inhibitor                         Incyte (INCY) and Calithera Biosciences (CALA) announced a global collaboration and license agreement for the research, development and commercialization of Calithera’s first-in-class, small molecule arginase inhibitor CB-1158 in hematology and oncology. CB-1158 is currently being studied in …
Misunderstanding the Bipartisan Senate Report on Drug Prices. See Also: Incyte Signs a Promising Collaborative Agreement with Merus N.V.

Misunderstanding the Bipartisan Senate Report on Drug Prices. See Also: Incyte Signs a Promising Collaborative Agreement with Merus N.V.

Observing the biotech sector’s stock prices post losses yesterday, Wednesday, Dec. 21 convinced us that investors and traders in the biotech sector might have wrongly interpreted a bipartisan Senate report regarding the high price of drugs. The report is the outcome of a study that forms the basis of a recommendation that would enable the Congress take the right action against unjustified increases in the …
Incyte and Lilly: Conquering Rheumatoid Arthritis

Incyte and Lilly: Conquering Rheumatoid Arthritis

At the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2016) in London, Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) and Incyte (INCY) presented data from RA-BEYOND study, demonstrating that their drug baricitinib was superior to placebo at inhibiting progressive radiographic joint damage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A key goal of rheumatoid arthritis treatment is to impede the structural damage that this disease usually causes to the …