Category: Today’s Highlights

Regeneron: The Completed Acquisition of Checkmate Pharmaceuticals is Excellent News Not Bad News

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Acquisition of Checkmate Pharmaceuticals  Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) announced a successful acquisition of Checkmate Pharmaceuticals, Inc., deepening its commitment to immuno-oncology. The firm has added a new modality to the company's portfolio of potential combination-ready approaches for difficult-to-treat cancers. Checkmate's lead investigational candidate, vidutolimod, is an advanced generation CPG-4 oligodeoxynucleotide toll-like receptor 9 . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here …

Karyopharm Therapeutics: CHMP Recommended Approval of the Firm’s Product NEXPOVIO® for Multiple Melanoma in Europe.

Karyopharm Therapeutics  Karyopharm Therapeutics (KPTI) and the Menarini Group ("Menarini"), a privately-held, leading international pharmaceutical company, announced that the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion recommending approval of NEXPOVIO® (selinexor), a first-in-class, oral exportin 1 (XPO1) inhibitor, in combination with once weekly . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or …

Amgen: Repatha Studies Showed Sustained Reduction in Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol with No New Safety Findings

Amgen Repatha Studies Repatha is the Longest Studied PCSK9i Amgen (AMGN) announced top-line results from two Repatha® (evolocumab) open label extension (OLE) studies to the Phase 3 FOURIER cardiovascular outcomes trial. The studies were designed to assess the long-term safety and tolerability of Repatha over five years in adults with clinically evident atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The FOURIER-OLE (Further . . . This content is for paid …

Gilead Sciences: Remdesivir is the First and Only Approved Treatment for Pediatric Patients with COVID-19. See Also: Cassava Sciences

Gilead Sciences Receives sNDA from the FDA for Remdesivir for Pediatric Patients with COVID-19 Gilead Sciences (GILD) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for Veklury®, aka remdesivir, for the treatment of pediatric patients who are older than 28 days, weighing at least 3 kg, and . . . This content is for paid subscribers. …

Gilead Sciences: The FDA Approved Yescarta® – The First CAR T-Cell Therapy for Initial Treatment of Relapsed or Refractory LBCL

Gilead Sciences' Product Yescarta Kite - a Gilead Sciences (GILD) Company, announced the U.S. FDA has approved Yescarta® (axicabtagene ciloleucel) CAR T-cell therapy for adult patients with large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL) refractory to first-line chemo-immunotherapy or that which relapses within 12 months of first-line chemo-immunotherapy. Yescarta demonstrated a clinically meaningful and statistically significant . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or …

What Happened Over the Past Two Days and Biotech

Some Gains in Biotech Stocks During the War in Europe On Tuesday, Mar 8,2022 the United States’ government decided to ban the importation of Russian oil, liquefied natural gas and coal. This decision was made to further deprive Russia from the resources that enable it to continue with the unwarranted war against Ukraine. This resolution has come at a time when the price of oil …

Some Ideas About the Falling Stock Market Day

The Stock Market Today Before the end of 2021 we recognized that investors were not going to swallow what was reiterated about the strong economy. The fact was there were no criteria for a strong economy. Instead, the unparalleled inflation problem was confirmed, which, normally, is expected to negatively impact most of the criteria of a strong economy. The stock market looked to be outperforming …

We Are Back

We Are Back! Thanks to God. Hello to all our subscribers. Our sickness was unanticipated, making our year start in February rather than January. We will tackle the sickness later in another article. Now it is time to appreciate and offer our love and thanks from the bottom of our hearts for those who wished us well, prayed for our recovery and made it happen. …

Arcturus Therapeutics Additional Updates from ARCT-154 and ARCT-165 Clinical Trials and More

Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings (ARCT) is a clinical-stage mRNA medicines company of enabling technologies with an interesting pipeline of treatments and vaccines as well as other products for diseases that have yet to find treatments. Arcturus Therapeutics’ versatile RNA therapeutics platforms can be applied toward multiple types of nucleic acid medicines including messenger RNA, small interfering RNA, replicon RNA, antisense . . . This …

AstraZeneca Granted FDA EUA for Long Acting Antibody Evusheld for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis of Covid-19

AstraZeneca Long Acting Antibody Granted FDA EUA for COVID-19 Prevention AstraZeneca (AZN) product Evusheld (tixagevimab co-packaged with cilgavimab), a long-acting antibody (LAAB) combination received emergency use authorization (EUA) in the US for the pre-exposure prophylaxis (prevention) of COVID-19, with the first doses expected to become available very soon. The EUA for Evusheld was granted for . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here …

Celldex Therapeutics Dosed the First Patient in a Phase 1 Study of CDX-0159 for Prurigo Nodularis

Celldex Therapeutics Dosed the First Patient with CDX-0159 for Prurigo Nodularis Celldex Therapeutics (CLDX) announced that the first patient in a Phase 1 study of CDX-0159 for prurigo nodularis (PN) has been already dosed.  From Celldex Therapeutics Diane C. Young, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to log …

Great News: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Announced Successful Phase 2 Study Results of VX-147

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Phase 2 Results of VX-147 Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) announced today that, in a Phase 2 proof-of-concept (POC) study in patients with APOL1-mediated focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), VX-147, on top of standard of care, achieved a statistically significant, substantial and clinically meaningful . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to log in.

The Omicron Variant and the Bizarre Stock Market Chaos

The Bizarre Assessment of Biotech Firms in the Stock Market The Clinical-Stage Biotechnology Firms  We are witnessing inexplicable evaluations of clinical-stage biotechnology companies. Bizarre is the best description of this group’s assessment which is based on incomes that do not exist in biotech firms that are yet to have approved and marketed products anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, the most impacted firms by the bizarre …