Category: Today’s Highlights

Theravance Biopharma: Launching Vibativ in Canada for MRSA

Theravance Biopharma: Launching Vibativ in Canada for MRSA

Theravance Biopharma (TBPH) announced the commercial launch of VIBATIV® (telavancin) in Canada. VIBATIV is a once-daily antibiotic with a dual mechanism of action against Gram-positive bacteria, including difficult-to-treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The drug is approved in Canada for adult patients with hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (VAP) known or suspected to be caused by susceptible isolates of Staphylococcus aureus including methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) and MRSA. VIBATIV is …
Revolutionary Approaches Towards Managing Chronic and Deadly Diseases

Revolutionary Approaches Towards Managing Chronic and Deadly Diseases

The Market is Surely Ignoring the Historical Summit Biotech achievements are standing on Right Now     The latest biotech sector’s breakthroughs we presented was the novel powerful gene editing techniques CRISPR/cas9 and TALEN. Our article in the Prohost Letter #390 meant to enable the reader to understand that the evolution in biological sciences, especially in sequencing and analyzing the genome of the sick and healthy cells, has reached a stage …
OIL: A Blessing or a Curse? It Depends on What Some Want it to Be

OIL: A Blessing or a Curse? It Depends on What Some Want it to Be

Escaping the slaughter, or taking advantage of it, or  accumulating the stocks we love, or turning from positive to negative investors are all choices on the table. The problem is that the prophets stop prophesizing at times when prophesies are badly needed. The prophets themselves are asking questions, rather than providing answers. The experts and officials who know better and were just claiming that the …
Of the Biotech Sector Selloff. Spark Presents its Current and Future Programs

Of the Biotech Sector Selloff. Spark Presents its Current and Future Programs

Of the Biotech Sector’s Selloff Testing the lows in biotech firms’ stock prices is nothing but testing the biotech investors’ degree of vulnerability to fear. Fear leads many biotech investors to hysterically sell their stocks just by hearing negative stories about the sector. The stock selloff continues even when the frightening fabricated stories happen not to make sense that convince mature people to believe them. …
Steps Forward in the Management of Inflammatory and Autoimmune Diseases

Steps Forward in the Management of Inflammatory and Autoimmune Diseases

Improving the management of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases has been a dream that seems to be happening slowly but surely in the past years. The improvement has gained energy and speed in 2015. The advancement in treatments has been demonstrated on several inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, including psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Crohn’s disease, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and many other autoimmune diseases. Psoriasis   …
Exelixis Has Good News

Exelixis Has Good News

Exelixis Announces Positive Results from Subgroup Analyses of the METEOR Phase 3 Pivotal Trial of Cabozantinib in Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma - The results will be Presented at ASCO 2016 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium this month. - Data further highlight clinical benefit of cabozantinib across subgroups of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma   - METEOR data are the foundation for the U.S. NDA filing submitted …
How Far Can the Market Go in Ignoring Gilead?

How Far Can the Market Go in Ignoring Gilead?

On Oct. 28, 2015, Gilead Sciences (GILD) announced that it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the FDA for an investigational, once-daily fixed-dose combination of the approved nucleotide analog polymerase inhibitor sofosbuvir (Sovaldi®) abbreviated as (SOF) and the investigational pan-genotypic NS5A inhibitor velpatasvir, abbreviated as (VEL) for the treatment of chronic genotype 1-6 hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The NDA was supported by …