Tag: Merck (MRK)

Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics: U.S. Government to Purchase 1.4 M Additional Courses of Molnupiravir for COVID-19

U.S. Government to Purchase More of Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics Molnupiravir for COVID-19 Merck (MRK) and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics announced that the United States government will exercise two of its options to purchase a total of 1.4 million additional courses of molnupiravir - an investigational oral antiviral medicine, if the medicine is granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) or . . . This content is for paid …

Why Merck’s Stock Price Soared. See Also: Pulmotect Inhaled PUL-042 for Respiratory Symptoms of COVID-19 and Fujirebio Agreement with ADDF

Merck Stock Soared Great expectations for Merck (MRK) future growth and the future of novel treatments for patients with severe devastating and life-threatening diseases. Keytruda - Merck's cancer immunotherapy drug, has reached a milestone and molnupiravir - its COVID-19 pill, sales revenues are expected to generate $5 billion to $7 billion through 2022, subject to emergency use authorization, at the end of November 2021. The …

Gilead Sciences and Merck Initiate Phase 2 Study Evaluating Lenacapavir and Islatravir for HIV-1

Gilead Sciences and Merck Collaboration to Develop Long-Acting HIV Treatment  Gilead Sciences (GILD) and Merck (MRK) announced the start of a Phase 2 clinical study evaluating an investigational, once-weekly oral combination treatment regimen of islatravir and lenacapavir in people living with HIV who are virologically suppressed on antiretroviral therapy. From Gilead Sciences and Merck Jared Baeten, MD, PhD, Vice President, HIV Clinical Development, Gilead Sciences, …

Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics Announced Successful Phase 3 Trial Results of Molnupiravir for Mild or Moderate COVID-19

Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics COVID-19 News  Merck (MRK) and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics today announced that molnupiravir (MK-4482, EIDD-2801) - an investigational oral antiviral medicine, has significantly reduced the risk of hospitalization or death at a planned interim analysis of the Phase 3 MOVe-OUT trial in at risk, non-hospitalized . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to log in.

Sutro Biopharma: First Quarter Financial Results, Business Highlights and More

Sutro Biopharma Inc Sutro Biopharma (STRO) is a clinical-stage drug discovery, development and manufacturing company. Its expertise is in the application of precise protein engineering and rational design to create next-generation cancer and autoimmune therapeutics. Sutro Biopharma reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2021 and its recent business highlights, in addition to providing a preview of anticipated selected . . . This content …

Inovio DNA Vaccine Candidate INO-4800 has Promising Results. Read Also: Sutro Biopharma Good News

Inovio Pharmaceuticals Promising Results for INO-4800 for COVID-19 Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO) announces promising results of a study focusing on the human immune responses induced by Inovio DNA vaccine candidate, INO-4800, against COVID-19, and variants of concern. The results demonstrated that INO-4800 induced a robust T . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to log in.

A Flashback and Future Projections

Prohost Letter #445 A Flashback and Future Projections 1. A Follow-Up on Recently Posted News from ProhostBiotech 2. Answering Questions 3. Development-Stage Firms to Outperform 4. Oversold Revenue-Generating Firms 5. Tables with FAIR 2021 Targets for the Prohost Selected Firms In This Issue We Discuss the Following Firms: Anixa Biosciences (

Immutep Ltd: Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Eftilagimod Alpha in Combination with Merck’s KEYTRUDA

Immutep Ltd and Merck Announce Second Clinical Trial Collaboration Immutep (IMMP) develops novel immunotherapy treatments for cancer, infectious disease and autoimmune diseases. Today, Immutep announced a second clinical trial collaboration and supply agreement with Merck & Co (MRK) subsidiaries, Kenilworth, NJ, USA (known as “MSD” outside the United States and Canada). Immutep will conduct a new Phase IIb clinical trial in 1st line head and …

Is There a Possible Comeback for Nektar Therapeutics?

Nektar Therapeutics YoYoing Stock Price Investors who exaggerate their enthusiasm, or their apathy, towards buying and selling biotechnology stocks have sent the Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) stock price to the Moon but wasted no time bringing it back to Earth. This, of course, after we fell in love with it and selected it for investment purposes. We witnessed the stock reach near $80 only . . …

Merck Has Interesting News and Impressive Results

Merck Discontinues Development of COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates Merck (MRK) known as MSD outside the United States and Canada announced yesterday that the company is discontinuing the development of its SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccine candidates, V590 and V591. This decision follows Merck’s review of findings from Phase 1 clinical studies for the vaccines. In these studies, both V590 . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here …

Moderna’s Future Growth

Moderna Inc COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Moderna Inc (MRNA) announced the completion of the case accrual for the first interim analysis of Phase 3 COVE study of mRNA-1273, its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The firm announced a significant increase in the rate of case identification across sites in the last week. As a result, the Company expects the first interim analysis will include substantially more than 53 …

Why We Expect a Lot from the Following Biotech Firms

Compugen Compugen (CGEN) announced the presentation of new research data that further support PVRIG as a potentially promising target for cancer immunotherapy. These data suggest that PVRIG inhibition may enhance T cell priming and infiltration into tumors and provide further evidence supporting the potential advantages of targeting PVRIG alone and in combination with TIGIT and PD-1 inhibitors, in tumors . . . This content is for …

Compugen: A Stock To Keep

Compugen Compugen (CGEN) cancer immunotherapy’s predictive target computational discovery platforms enabled it to identify two checkpoint proteins, PVRIG and TIGIT, when nobody else could. Compugen’s technological capability has also enabled it to create therapeutic inhibitors of its two discovered targets. The discoveries happened to be important in improving cancer immunotherapy. The lead therapeutic candidate, COM701 . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please …

Compugen

Time to Remember Compugen The time has ripened for our readers and biotech investors to remember what we posted in the past years about Compugen (CGEN). The importance of the reminder is that the firm has taken a long time to bring its target discoveries and its targeted treatments into clinical trials whose preliminary results have demonstrated promise. Compugen
Why Moderna Stock Is Boosted in Today’s Bad Stock Market Day

Why Moderna Stock Is Boosted in Today’s Bad Stock Market Day

Coronavirus On January 7, 2020, a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified in humans in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Additional cases have been found in the United States and in a growing number of countries around the world.    Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can lead to respiratory illness, including Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Coronaviruses are …
Nektar at the 61st American Society of Hematology (ASH) Meeting

Nektar at the 61st American Society of Hematology (ASH) Meeting

Nektar Therapeutics Presents NKTR-255 at ASH Nektar Therapeutics’ (NKTR) IL-15 agonist investigational candidate NKTR-255 presentations at the 61st American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition have been promising. Positive data presented from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center preclinical studies conducted in collaboration with researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and more. NKTR-255 is currently . . . This content is for paid subscribers. …