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The FDA Approved Gilead Sciences CAR T Cell Product Tecartus for Adults with Relapsed or Refractory Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Gilead Sciences CAR T Cell Product Tecartus Gets FDA Approval The U.S. FDA approved Kite - Gilead Sciences (GILD) chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapyTecartus™ (brexucabtagene autoleucel). Tecartus has become the first and the only approved CAR T cell therapy for adults with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). The FDA approval of . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please …

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 …

A Novel Immunotherapy Approach for the Treatment of COVID-19

Corvus Pharmaceuticals: FDA Granted IND Application for COVID-19 Trial The United States FDA granted approval of Corvus Pharmaceuticals (CRVS) investigational new drug (IND) application for a COVID-19 trial. Corvus announced the beginning of the Phase 1 study that intends to enroll up to 30 patients. The . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to log in.

A Letter to Subscribers

A Letter to Subscribers The complex brutal circumstances we are currently living in has made it imperative that we communicate with you so that you can understand how we at Prohost Biotech are acting in these difficult times. Current news announcing that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is infecting more, not fewer, people in many U.S. states and overseas. In the meantime, we are observing the tremendous …

The Time Has Come for Agenus to Excel. See Also: Why Evoke Pharma Traded UP Today

Agenus Has Two Separate Press Releases In the First Press Release from Agenus: Agenus (AGEN) announced that it will be making a scientific presentation today on optimal anti-cancer combinations with Fc enhanced anti-CTLA-4, AGEN1181 at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting.  AGEN1181 - an Fc-engineered anti-CTLA-4 that has . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to …

Reata Pharmaceuticals Stock Soared

Reata Pharmaceuticals Stock is Flying High Here is another example of why analysts can no longer use the same old measures to evaluate the biotechnology firms. They cannot continue to ignore the values of the firms’ technologies and very promising products. Very promising products are those that can treat diseases in patients who are condemned with a diagnosis. Today’s example is flying on the wings …

Has the Time Come for Curis Inc to Flex Its Muscles?

Curis Inc IND Application Cleared by the US FDA Curis Inc (CRIS) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its Investigational New Drug (IND) application for CI-8993, the first-in-class monoclonal anti-VISTA antibody. Continue reading to learn about VISTA.  The clearance of the firm’s IND was important and considered an important . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here …

Why Sonoma Pharmaceuticals and Adaptimmune Stock Prices Skyrocketed

Sonoma Pharmaceuticals and MicroSafe Group, Dubai Sonoma Pharmaceuticals (SNOA) develops stabilized hypochlorous acid (HOCl) products for a wide range of applications including: wound care, eye care and dermatological conditions. Together with MicroSafe Group, Dubai, announced the receipt of approval from Australia for Nanocyn® Disinfectant & Sanitizer, manufactured by Sonoma using its . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or …

Encouraging Results From Nektar’s Product BEMPEG: NKTR-214 In Combination with the Checkpoint Inhibitor Nivolumab

Nektar Therapeutics Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) announced the publication of Phase 1 clinical data for its immuno-oncology candidate, bempegaldesleukin (BEMPEG: NKTR-214) + nivolumab, in Cancer Discovery -  a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Previously published Phase 1 data in Cancer Discovery informed that BEMPEG administered as monotherapy . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to log in.

Moderna: Pricing of a Public Offering of 17,600,000 Shares at $76.00 Per Share

Moderna Inc: A Public Offering Moderna (MRNA) announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 17,600,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $76.00 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions. Moderna has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,640,000 shares of . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or …

The FDA Cleared Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine for a Phase 2 Trial. The Stock Surged in Pre-market Hours

Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Cleared for Phase 2 Moderna (MRNA) provided business updates for the first quarter of 2020 and highlighted pipeline progress. The current most important of the news is that the FDA has cleared Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine to proceed with the central Phase 2 study.   The . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to log in.
Learning More About Moderna’s Virtual Vaccine Day

Learning More About Moderna’s Virtual Vaccine Day

Moderna Therapeutics Virtual Vaccine Day On April 7, 2020 Moderna Therapeutics (MRNA) announced that it will host its virtual Vaccine Day for analysts and investors at 8:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, April 14th. Moderna informed that during its first Vaccine Day Stéphane Bancel Chief Executive Officer and Tal Zaks Chief Medical Officer as well as key opinion . . . This content is for paid …
Encouraging News About the COVID-19 Outbreak. See Also: Important News from Gilead

Encouraging News About the COVID-19 Outbreak. See Also: Important News from Gilead

COVID-19 at Its Peak? The number of deaths from the COVID-19 outbreak in NYC are expected to peak soon. This expectation is coming from a prestigious trustworthy Washington University. The news also stated that Italy is turning the corner if it has not already turned it. They are reporting the lowest death toll for two weeks. France also reported a slowing of daily deaths while …
Two Companies Coronavirus Will Fail To Disrupt

Two Companies Coronavirus Will Fail To Disrupt

Vertex and Regeneron Will Survive the Coronavirus Market Vertex We picked Vertex (VRTX) on March 18, 2011 at $44.39. The stock closed at $218 at the end of 2019. It rallied in mid-February reaching $247.78 then the unexpected and unseen novel coronavirus started infecting the world. Our 2020 target is still $280. We decided upon this new target in . . . This content is …
Why We Are Still Optimistic. See Also: Inovio’s Good News

Why We Are Still Optimistic. See Also: Inovio’s Good News

COVID-19 and the Nation's Hospitals Disagreeable news with regard to the nation's hospitals is their unpreparedness to face a sudden crisis, let alone an unexpected and unprecedented pandemic. The system the hospitals are running on has been causing problems for a some time now, not just since the Coronavirus pandemic. Since the COVID-19 cases have been rushed to hospitals many unwarranted, unacceptable, intolerable and dangerous …
Good News for Exelixis and for Japanese Renal Cell Carcinoma Patients

Good News for Exelixis and for Japanese Renal Cell Carcinoma Patients

Exelixis, Takeda and Japanese RCC Patients Today we learned from Exelixis (EXEL) that Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, which is responsible for the clinical development and commercialization of Exelixis' oncology drug  CABOMETYX® (cabozantinib . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or here to log in.