Tag: Pfizer (PFE)

Pfizer and BioNTech Vaccine Candidate Against COVID-19 Achieved a Sweet Success

Pfizer and BioNTech Good News Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Pfizer (PFE) and BioNTech (BNTX) announced that their mRNA-based vaccine candidate, BNT162b2, against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) has demonstrated evidence of efficacy against COVID-19 in participants without prior evidence of the SARS-CoV-2 infection; this is based on the first interim efficacy analysis conducted on November 8, 2020 by an external, independent Data Monitoring Committee …

Tracking COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna The three products whose trials were halted are not vaccines but, rather, antibodies that treat patients who already have COVID-19. With regard to the COVID-19 vaccines we believe we have encouraging news from Pfizer/BioNTech’s and Moderna’s mRNA vaccines. The Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine  Pfizer (PFE) Chairman and CEO, Albert Bourla, stated that the mRNA vaccine developed together with BioNTech (BNTX) will …

SARS-CoV-2 Virus vs The President of the United States

President Trump, the First Lady and COVID-19 Indeed, the complicated, nasty SARS-CoV-2 virus managed to infect President Trump and the First Lady when we were expecting a vaccine to soon be ready to protect the country and the world from COVID-19. The president’s physicians did not treat the him with any of the investigational vaccines in late-phase trials; vaccines being developed by: Moderna (MRNA), Novavax (NVAX) and …

The U.S. CDC Tells the 50 States to Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccines by the End of October

CDC Is Asking States to Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccines The U.S. Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has asked the 50 states’ public health officials to be ready to distribute potential COVID-19 vaccines to high-risk people, healthcare workers and others as soon as late October, as showed in a document yesterday. The New York Times (NYT) has also reported today that the CDC has …

The Small Firm Whose Stock Soared in Yesterday’s Market

Firms' with COVID-19 Vaccines Stock Performance A look at the stock performance of the COVID-19 vaccine firms that have demonstrated early, promising and even good news regarding their prophylactic effect. The outcome was as follows:    Moderna (MRNA): was down over 12% after an analyst at J.P.Morgan downgraded the company to neutral from overweight, overvaluation . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please …

There Is A Lot More To Say About the COVID-19 Vaccines

Pfizer and BioNTech Vaccines Were Granted FDA Fast Track Designation Against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) A large Phase 2b/3 safety and efficacy study may begin as early as July 2020 Pfizer (PFE) and BioNTech (BNTX) announced that two of the companies’ four investigational vaccine candidates from their BNT162 mRNA-based vaccine program (BNT162b1 and BNT162b2) being developed against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) received Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food …

Are We Saying Goodbye to Common Sense?

Prohost Letter #441 Biotechnology Companies’ Evaluations Are We Saying Goodbye to Common Sense? The SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines It is said that the difference between the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19), which is causing the pandemic around the world we are currently suffering from, and other coronaviruses like SARS and/or MERS is that SARS-CoV-2 ability to replicate in the human bodies' respiratory system’s upper airways more than the others. …

The COVID-19 Vaccines’ Developing Firms’ Bizarre Evaluations

Novel Coronavirus Vaccines and Wall Street Vaccines against novel coronavirus are recognized now as the only way to return disrupted human lives back to normal. Vaccines have become the most important topic for Wall Street’s investors and analysts especially at times when the virus demonstrates its capability to continue disrupting human lives on the entire planet. Betting up and down on the firms that are …

Questions & Answers

The Week in Review #51 Questions & Answers About CytomX Q: Is there any reason for the CytomX stock selloff that occurred in early May? In order to answer this question we need to explain CytomX’s (CTMX) Probody therapeutics. These novel treatments are designed to remain inactive until they are activated only . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe …
RegenxBio Has Good News

RegenxBio Has Good News

RegenxBio License Agreement with Pfizer RegenxBio (RGNX) announced a license agreement with Pfizer (PFE). Under the terms of the agreement RegenxBio has granted Pfizer a non-exclusive worldwide license, with rights to sublicense, to RegenxBio’s NAV AAV9 vector for the development and commercialization of gene therapies for Friedreich’s ataxia (FA). The most common hereditary ataxia (neurological lack of muscle coordination). RegenxBio will receive an upfront payment and has …
Pfizer to Acquire Array Biopharma at $48 a Share

Pfizer to Acquire Array Biopharma at $48 a Share

Pfizer to Acquire Array Pfizer (PFE) announced that it has agreed to acquire Array Biopharma (ARRY) in a deal valued at $11.4 billion.  The Terms of the Agreement Under the terms of the agreement, Pfizer will pay $48 in cash for each Array share. That is around 62% above the $29.59 stock price as it closed on Friday. The price paid represents around $10.64 billion …
Sangamo’s stock price Soars 52% in pre-market hours on hemophilia A trial results

Sangamo’s stock price Soars 52% in pre-market hours on hemophilia A trial results

Sangamo’s Stock Price Soars Sangamo Therapeutics’ (SGMO) stock soared more than 52% in pre-market trading following the announcement with Pfizer (PFE), of interim data from Phase 1/2 Alta study evaluating the firm’s gene therapy product SB-525 for severe hemophilia A.  The Product, SB-525 SB-525 comprises a recombinant adeno-associated virus serotype 6 vector (AAV6) encoding the complementary deoxyribonucleic acid for B domain deleted human FVIII. 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 …
Alleviating osteoarthritis pain without the need for opioid drugs

Alleviating osteoarthritis pain without the need for opioid drugs

Tanezumab, an investigational humanized monoclonal antibody developed by Pfizer (PFE) and Eli Lilly (LLY), met all three co-primary endpoints in patients with osteoarthritis (OA). The 16-week Phase 3 study, which evaluated subcutaneous administration of tanezumab in patients with OA, demonstrated that the patients who received two doses of tanezumab, separated by eight weeks, experienced a statistically significant improvement in pain, physical function and patients’ overall assessment …
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. …
Victims of fear and misunderstanding

Victims of fear and misunderstanding

ProhostLetter #423 TOMORROW’S THERAPEUTICS TODAY For a more or less fair evaluation of biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms, analysts currently rely for their assessment on criteria that include quarterly financial results, products’ sales revenues, and year over year growth of each and every marketed therapeutic. When it comes to clinical-stage firms, the logic implies that these criteria cannot be relied on for evaluation, as most of …
Cures for Hemophilia A and B? See Also: Why EXEL Was a Loser Yesterday

Cures for Hemophilia A and B? See Also: Why EXEL Was a Loser Yesterday

SPARK THERAPEUTICS, SANGAMO THERAPEUTICS AND SALK INSTITUTE CURING HEMOPHILIA?   Hemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder that causes abnormal or exaggerated bleeding and poor blood clotting. Hemophilia A and Hemophilia B are inherited in an X-linked recessive genetic pattern, so males are commonly affected while females are usually carriers of the disease. Hemophilia A is caused by clotting Factor VIII deficiency and hemophilia B (Christmas disease) is caused by Factor IX deficiency. A …
Real Breakthroughs

Real Breakthroughs

Prohost Letter #420 REAL BREAKTHROUGHS - One Has Already Been Used and the Other Has Extraordinary Promises In  the  NEWS - THE POWER OF CHECKPOINT INHIBITOR IMMUNOTHERAPY WOW It is about the checkpoint inhibitors immunotherapy, which is bringing to the world of cancer a stunning revelation of a combination treatment offering an almost cure for a lung cancer...