Tag: Merck (MRK)

During the Departed Week

During the Departed Week

The Week in Review #42 During the Departed Week The week started with the market losing over 1000 points and ended recuperating a large extent of the losses. Desperate during the market’s plummeting, some investors were happy for the rebound and some were confused and skeptical about what the unpredictable market might bring next. In the latest Prohost Letter #436, the losses in prices of …
News from NKTR, BMY and MRK. See Also: Biotechs’ Bizarre Performances in Early Trading Hours Today

News from NKTR, BMY and MRK. See Also: Biotechs’ Bizarre Performances in Early Trading Hours Today

News from Nektar Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) announced that new data from patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, who were enrolled in the PIVOT-02 study, will be presented at the upcoming 5th CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR Cancer Immunotherapy Conference being held from September 25 to September 28, 2019 in Paris, France. The PIVOT-02 study is evaluating NKTR-214 . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe …
News From Four Biotech Companies and Several Treatments

News From Four Biotech Companies and Several Treatments

AstraZeneca and Merck PARP Inhibitor Lynparza The AstraZeneca (AZN) and Merck (MRK) PARP inhibitor Lynparza (olaparib) has been granted approval in Europe for first-line maintenance monotherapy . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to log in.
The ASCO 2019 Special Edition

The ASCO 2019 Special Edition

Prohost Letter #432 The ASCO 2019 Special Edition SPRAYING FEAR The Victims Are The most disturbed victim of the instigated and irrelevant fear against investing in the stock market is the market itself. Indeed, baseless fear campaigns frighten positive investors while encouraging short-selling investors to maximize their selling which intensifies the markets volatility. We have been experiencing this phenomenon since the beginning of 2019. Market …
Recent News from Incyte, Merck and Nektar

Recent News from Incyte, Merck and Nektar

Incyte's FDA Approval Based on encouraging data from the REACH1 trial the FDA approved a label expansion of the Incyte (INCY) product Jakafi (ruxolitinib) for graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in people 12 years and older. The FDA previously granted Jakafi Breakthrough therapy designation and orphan drug status for acute GVHD. GVHD is a condition that might occur after an . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please …
Novartis Gene Therapy Zolgensma Will Be Approved. The FDA Approves a Merck Combination for First-Line Renal cell Carcinoma. Regenxbio and Exelixis Are in Great Shape.

Novartis Gene Therapy Zolgensma Will Be Approved. The FDA Approves a Merck Combination for First-Line Renal cell Carcinoma. Regenxbio and Exelixis Are in Great Shape.

Zolgensma Findings The FDA submission of the gene therapy product Zolgensma was based on positive findings from a trial of 15 babies treated with it. Recently; however, at the Orlando meeting of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Novartis (NVS) presented interim results for 22 babies with Type 1 SMA which is considered the . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe …
The Week in Review #40

The Week in Review #40

  Conquering NASH Gilead and Novo Nordisk Conquering NASH What was Gilead Sciences' (GILD) announcement at EASL? What is Gilead doing to find effective treatments for NASH? Why would Novo Nordisk's (
Merck’s product Keytruda and Exelixis’ product Cabometyx are both winners

Merck’s product Keytruda and Exelixis’ product Cabometyx are both winners

Keytruda and Cabometyx Are Both Winners Keytruda failed to meet co-primary endpoints in Pivotal Phase 3 trial The pivotal Phase 3 KEYNOTE-240 trial evaluating Keytruda, Merck’s (MRK) checkpoint inhibitor anti-PD-1 therapy plus best supportive care, for the treatment of patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who were previously treated with systemic therapy, did not meet its co-primary endpoints of overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival …
The Week in Review #37

The Week in Review #37

From the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (ASCO GU) Prostate Cancer A presentation by Bayer demonstrated improvement in the treatment of non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Separate presentations by Bristol-Myers and Janssen also demonstrated improvement in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Non-Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer Bayer Results from pivotal Phase 3 ARAMIS trial with Bayer’s (BAYRY) and Orion Corporation’s jointly-developed product darolutamide plus …
Merck’s superior accomplishments

Merck’s superior accomplishments

Merck (MRK) announced its Q4 2018 financial results. The firm outperformed itself and delighted us with regard to picking its stock on time. Merck compensated those who bet on it the day it was added to the Prohost Portfolio that comprises only the biotech and bio-pharmaceutical companies with solid scientific fundamentals. The press release issued regarding Merck's financial results started with Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman and …
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 …
Observing Array Biopharma

Observing Array Biopharma

A number of biotech or biopharmaceutical companies have succeeded in the past couple of years in changing their statuses from clinical stage to revenues-generating firms. A number of these firms reside in the Prohost Portfolio, picked up before they generated revenues from their newly approved products’ sales. We are following up on these firms’ news as they come out of their new journeys towards marketing …
Positive News

Positive News

The Week in Review #32 POSITIVE NEWS PROTEOSTASIS THERAPEUTICS Cystic Fibrosis Two days ago, a clinical-­stage small firm called Proteostasis Therapeutics (PTI) announced positive preliminary results from ongoing Phase 1 cystic fibrosis studies. The trial involved the firm’s proprietary combination therapy doublet, PTI-­808 + PTI-­801...
Outperformance, underperformance and volatility

Outperformance, underperformance and volatility

The Week in Review #31 IN THE DEPARTED WEEK NOVEL MIGRAINE DRUGS ARE APPROVED ELI LILLY AFTER AMGEN AND TEVA In less than five months, the FDA approved three products belonging to four drug developers – all targeting calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) for the prevention of migraine headache. The latest for Eli Lilly (LLY) last week . . . This content is for paid subscribers. …
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 …
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     …
Regeneron: Two good news and a rebound on the road

Regeneron: Two good news and a rebound on the road

The FDA Approves Regeneron’s Product EyLea® (aflibercept) sBLA in Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration Regeneron (REGN) has two good news. The first is from one of its approved products, EYLEA® announcing that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) has approved a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection in patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). The sBLA was based on second-year data from the …
Exelixis: Why Q2 results are more than impressive

Exelixis: Why Q2 results are more than impressive

Exciting are the Q2 2018 reported results by Exelixis’ (EXEL) including the firm’s revenues and earnings, compared to 2017. Impressive were Cabometyx’ (cabozantinib) revenues, in addition to the milestone payments from collaborating companies and ex-USA marketing agent. Inspiring also are the efforts the firm is spending on research and development with the aim of further boosting its revenues. Of the Results Revenues and Incomes – …
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,...