Tag: Seattle Genetics (SGEN)

Seattle Genetics and Pieris Pharmaceuticals: A Collaboration to Improve Cancer Immunotherapy

Seattle Genetics and Pieris Pharmaceuticals: A Collaboration to Improve Cancer Immunotherapy

Seattle Genetics and Pieris pharmaceutical Collaboration Agreement Pieris Pharmaceuticals (PIRS) and Seattle Genetics (SGEN) signed a multi-program immuno-oncology collaboration agreement intended to evaluate novel bi-specific immuno-oncology agents. These agents would combine Pieris’ Anticalin proteins drugs with Seattle Genetics’ targeted antibodies to develop multiple targeted bi-specific immuno-oncology treatments for both solid and blood cancers. The Story Pieris Pharmaceuticals created recombinant engineered Anticalin protein-based therapeutics. These proteins are versions of the human protein lipocalin, which naturally bind, …
The FDA Accepted Seattle Genetics’ sBLA for Adcetris in Combination with Chemotherapy for Front-Line Treatment of Advanced Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma.

The FDA Accepted Seattle Genetics’ sBLA for Adcetris in Combination with Chemotherapy for Front-Line Treatment of Advanced Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted the supplemental Biologics License Application (BLA) for Seattle Genetics’ (SGEN) product Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) in combination with chemotherapy for the frontline treatment of patients with advanced classical Hodgkin lymphoma. The Agency granted Priority Review for the application, and the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) target action date is May 1, 2018. The BLA is based on positive results from a phase 3 ECHELON-1 trial designed to determine if Adcetris …
Seattle Genetics Announced Impressive News as Did Celyad

Seattle Genetics Announced Impressive News as Did Celyad

Realizing the dream of approval of a small biotech’s lead drug would usually lead a small development-stage firm to either walking on the road to more achievements and growth, or walking in place doing nothing but spending its revenues while no dream materializes. We have seen both possibilities occur time and time again.     Seattle Genetics (SGEN) is now a revenue generating biotech. The firm, which …
Seattle Genetics’ Agreement with Immunomedics: The Benefit Vs. the Risk

Seattle Genetics’ Agreement with Immunomedics: The Benefit Vs. the Risk

Immunomedics (IMMU) and Seattle Genetics (SGEN) announced an exclusive global licensing agreement enabling Seattle Genetics to develop, fund, manufacture, and commercialize Immunomedics’ solid tumor drug candidate IMMU-132. Seattle Genetics accepted to take the responsibility for initiating Phase 3 clinical trial of IMMU-132 for patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and submitting the initial Biologics License Application (BLA) to the FDA for accelerated approval. Also …
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 …
Biotech Firms with Guaranteed Growth Potential

Biotech Firms with Guaranteed Growth Potential

Good news is not always great news that makes a difference. In the drug industry, clinical trial results that demonstrate a drug has fulfilled the requirements of the trials, including the primary and secondary endpoints does not always guarantee that the drug will be successful if and when it hits the market. Experience and follow up on certain firms enables us to see the real …
Nektar Therapeutics and Seattle Genetics at the AACR Meeting

Nektar Therapeutics and Seattle Genetics at the AACR Meeting

Meaningful Presentations at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS NKTR-214 Drug Improves Survival and Extends Immunity in cancer Immunotherapy Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) investigational immune-stimulatory cytokine therapy NKTR-214 is in Phase 1/2 trial. At the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting, Nektar announced new preclinical data for NKTR-214, which demonstrate both its activity as a single-agent and its synergistic activity with checkpoint blockade. …
Prohost Letter #394 Part 2

Prohost Letter #394 Part 2

Prohost Letter #394 Part 2 PART 2 - Part 1 of the Prohost letter issue #394 posted on March 31,2016 ended with the review of Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA), one of the biotech firms that have at least one marketed product that we believe have the chance to boost their revenues in the near-future. In this part 2 of the same Prohost Letter, we add other firms …
Prohost Letter #393

Prohost Letter #393

Prohost Letter #393 IMMUNOTHERAPY - PROHOST PORTFOLIO - NEW PICKS? - A Brief Reminder of the CAR T –TCR Immunotherapy Approaches In this issue we continue our journey inside the territory of cancer immunotherapy. We remind that in the Prohost Letter issue #391, we dealt with the immunotherapy based on genetically engineered T Cells, enabling them to seek out, attack and neutralize cancer cells. The immune system’s T …
Prohost Letter #384

Prohost Letter #384

Prohost Letter #384 The Assassination of the Biotech Sector The Market (Part 2) On Friday September 18, 2015, the biotechnology sector occupied the news headlines for two different reasons. The first was the sudden unexplicable and unexpected plummeting of the biotech sector. The stocks were flying sky high until modday and suddenly, all the biotech stocks, without exception, took a dive. The second reason was the triumph of …
Prohost Letter #383

Prohost Letter #383

Prohost Letter #383 The Market - Recent tails about the market and the biotech sector are true thrillers. By true we mean no-fiction. The accounts lack common sense. Professionals' interpretations of the stocks' and of the market's moves are bizarre and misleading. General investors complain only when the stocks' volatility gets out of hand, yet, do not object to the hype, or interferes against the baseless …
Prohost Letter #378 Part 2

Prohost Letter #378 Part 2

Prohost Letter #378 Part 2 2015 ASCO ANNUAL MEETING What a Big Revolution in Oncology! The ASCO meeting projected the huge advancement in the understanding, diagnosing and treating cancer. What looked as if a sudden explosion has brought in the big change, the change was, in fact a slow, deep-rooted evolution, built up over a long period of trial and error with the failures constituting …
Prohost Letter #377

Prohost Letter #377

Prohost Letter #377 PICKING BIOTECH FIRMS Before Investing in Them Raising the bar in designating small drug developing firms as biotechnology firms has occurred several times since 2011. In that year, many technologies were tremendously enhanced, which enabled them to realize superior goals, i.e., produce safer and more effective breakthrough drugs for chronic debilitating and life-threatening diseases. Prohost Portfolios picks, which have outperformed other industries’ …