Opinion: No, The Antibiotics Market Is Not Broken

In light of slow drug launches and disappointing sales, there is a growing chorus of voices saying the antibiotics drug market is broken; that the government must step in to.

Celldex: Quick Take

Celldex has struggled for a couple years now since its brain cancer drug Rintega failed in 2016. In Q2 this year, results from a pivotal study of the gpNMB antibody.

Achaogen: Is It A Buy?

South San Francisco based Achaogen is on the verge of gaining FDA approval for its bacteria fighting drug Plazomicin. The decision date has been set for June 25 with an.

AGIO- Pivot to PKD

Agios Pharmaceuticals came to market in 2013 as a promising cancer metabolism company. Three years later, it has pivoted to rare disease. AG-120, an IDH1 mutant inhibitor being developed for.

ASH Update: TGTX

ASH 2016 has turned out to be an important convention for many small biotechs, and will likely be remembered as a break-out event for CAR-T therapies. Results from the Phase 1 TGR-1202/Ibrutinib.

ASH Update 2: BLCM

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals’ leading clinical candidate is BPX-501, individualized T-cells transduced with a controllable suicide gene. They are being studied for use as an add-back following T-cell depletion during Haploidentical Stem.

ASH Update: TRIL

Trillium Therapeutics presented interim data from its ongoing Phase 1 trial of the SIRPaFc TTI-621 at ASH this past weekend. These highly anticipated results gave a deeper look into the.

BLCM: Staying on the Sidelines

Bellicum is a small biotech developing drugs in the hot field of adoptive cell therapeutics. Their lead candidate is a personalized T-cell product for use after stem cell transplants to prevent early.

Achillion’s Pivot To Orphan Diseases

Through many years, Achillion focused on HCV, among the biggest prizes in drug discovery. The problem is they entered the field late while working on a very popular target. A nearly.

Eteplirsen: Reasonable Evidence of Efficacy

  The Adcom is over and Eteplirsen was voted down. A final decision still remains for approval. Much was discussed in the Adcom, the key arguments were over the following:.

GWPH: Is Epidiolex Nothing But Placebo?

GW Pharmaceuticals made the mistake of allowing expectations to exceed its abilities, forcing the company to announce a delay in the read-out of its pivotal Dravet study. Data originally anticipated for release.

Sarepta: Is Eteplirsen Dead?

This was originally going to be titled “Ahead of the AdCom” but that no longers seems fitting. The highly anticipated Advisory Committee meeting originally scheduled for Friday January 22 was.

BLCM: Limited Opportunities In a Changing Environment

The driving interest in Bellicum revolves around its safety switch for use in hematologic stem cell transplants. It’s product, BPX-501, is a T-cell therapy containing a caspase-9 gene that can.

LOXO: Staying On TRK

Loxo Oncology presented highly anticipated results from its ongoing Phase 1 study of TRK inhibitor LOXO-101 yesterday November 8, in a latebreaker at AACR-NCI-EORTC; they did not disappoint. Disclosure of.

SRPT: Better The Devil You Know

The Bull/Bear tussle in Sarepta has been ongoing for years now. Long term investors have ridden a rollercoaster as excitement has inevitably been followed by disappointment. Its Exon 51 skipping.

Global Blood Therapeutics: Targeting Sickle Cell Disease

Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT) is a recent graduate of Third Rock Ventures, a highly regarded firm with a list of innovative portfolio companies including Bluebird Bio, Foundation Medicine, Agios, and.

Raptor Pharma: Of Cystinosis and Huntingtons

Raptor Pharmaceuticals is a small Novato, CA. company that markets Procysbi for the treatment of nephropathic cystinosis. It has active clinical trials in Huntington’s Disease and Leigh Syndrome. A recent.

STARTRK-1: Lost In Space [RXDX]

This is a brief analysis of recent entrectinib data presented by Ignyta. Entrectinib is a multi-kinase inhibitor with potent activity against TrkA/B/C, ROS1, and ALK. It was licensed from Nerviano.

INCY: Predicting Success in Pancreatic Cancer

Incyte Pharmaceuticals’ lead drug Jakafi (Ruxolitinib) is approved for the treatment of the bone marrow disorders Myelofibrosis and Polycythemia Vera. It is expected to reach blockbuster sales despite these relatively.

Loxo Oncology: One to Watch

Loxo Oncology (LOXO) is a biotech company built around the idea that cancer is best treated with highly targeted drugs paired to companion diagnostics. CEO Josh Bilenker, a partner at.

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