SNMX – Initiating Coverage on Senomyx

Introduction to Senomyx Senomyx $SNMX is unique from every one of the other companies we cover – while SNMX uses the same tools and techniques of biotech and pharmaceutical drug discovery, they apply these efforts to the discovery of novel food and beverage ingredients. Senomyx develops high throughput assays to screen large compound libraries for […]

LXRX – Lexicon Pharmaceuticals is Overvalued

Lexicon Pharma stocks its drug candidate pipeline with a discovery platform based on mouse gene knockout technology, which has allowed them to study the roles of different proteins in disease and select drug targets accordingly. The company’s major clinical programs are headlined by their candidate for type 2 diabetes, LX4211. LXRX has consistently talked about […]

AIS – “Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics”

Anatres Pharma (AIS) has been the subject of biotech stock buzz lately, due to two closely spaced news events concerning the company’s proprietary topical gel products. The failure of LibiGel, a testosterone product for female sexual dysfunction, in phase 3 efficacy trials conducted by their partner BioSante Pharma (BPAX), has grabbed the headlines. While that […]

BPAX – Picking up the pieces

After much anticipation, BioSante Pharma $BPAX released top-line data for the two pivotal phase 3 efficacy data for LibiGel, a testosterone gel for the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) on December 14, 2011. Quite simply, the results were disastrous. LibiGel failed to show a significant improvement in the number of satisfying sexual events (SSEs) or sexual […]

SPPI – Generic Fusilev fears cause sell-off

Spectrum Pharma $SPPI shares were lower by as much as 10% on Friday 12/9/2011 based on concerns over potential generic competition for their cancer drug Fusilev (levoleucovorin). A flurry of media interviews by management and a press release defending Fusilev’s patent protection helped the stock recover part of its losses by the market close. Fusilev, […]