ESPR Quick Note

Esperion shares have fallen over 8% today as The Medicines Co and Alnylam released early data on their RNAi candidate, ALN-PCSsc, targeting PCSK9. The drug was shown to efficiently and.

Quick update from TRIL Presentation in Toronto

  Trillium Therapeutics Inc. (TRIL) – Nasdaq   Trillium Therapeutics presented at Bloomburton-2015 Healthcare Investor Conference in Toronto on May 5th, the speaker Dr. Rob Uger, TRIL’s Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) was.

[Free Content] TGTX in Pictures

  TG Therapeutics has two programs, the CD20 targeting antibody TG-1101, and PI3K delta inhibitor TGR-1202. The focus of this post is on TGR-1202. Earlier coverage can be found here.

[Free Report] JNJ Aquires Alios: What This Means For Achillion

Johnson & Johnson announced today it will acquire privately held Alios BioPharma for $1.75 Billion in cash, gaining rights to the mid-stage treatment for infants with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV),.

[Free Report] Gilead Files NDA in Japan for HCV, Plans US, EU Filing for HIV

Gilead announced today it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) with Japan’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) for approval of a fixed dose combination of NS5A inhibitor ledipasvir.

[Free Report] Wellcome Grant to Fast-track Ebola Drug Trials

The Wellcome Trust announced it has awarded 3.2 million pounds ($5.25 million) in grant funding to a consortium led by Dr. Peter Horby in a bid to fast-track multiple clinical.

[Free Report] Tekmira Authorized to Treat Ebola; Amgen Seeks Approval for BiTE

Shares of Tekmira are up over 15% midday on news the FDA has authorized the company to provide the drug TKM-Ebola for treatment of subjects with confirmed or suspected Ebola.

[Free Report] Flexion Receives Clinical Hold; Merck KGaA Looks to Partner Immuno-Onc Drug

Flexion Therapeutics announced the FDA informed the company yesterday that a clinical hold has been placed on patient enrollment and dosing in an ongoing Phase IIb trial evaluating FX006 in.

[Free Report] Endo Makes Bid For Auxilium; Gilead Fails Pancreatic Cancer Trial

Endo International made an unsolicited proposal yesterday to acquire all the outstanding shares of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals for $28.10 per share in a mixed cash and stock transaction valuing the company.

[Free Report] SIGA Files for Bankruptcy; NeuroDerm Files for IPO

SIGA Technologies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday as it seeks time to appeal a court order favoring PharmAthene. In an earlier ruling, the Delaware Court of Chancery found.

[Free Content] Avanir Scores Positive Alzheimer’s Data; NPS Gets Nod From Panel

Avanir announced positive results from its Phase II trial evaluating the safety of AVP-923 in a 10-week study of 220 alzheimer’s patients. Treatment with AVP-923 resulted in a statistically significant.

[Free Report] Merck KGaA Ends Cancer Vaccine Trials; RTRX Takes Heat

Following the failure of tecemotide (formerly known as Stimuvax) in a Phase I/II study in Japanese patients, Merck has decided to discontinue all clinical development of the drug, including the.

Arrowhead Research (ARWR)– Great Technology, But is the Company Over-Promising on ARC-520?

Two billion people globally have been infected with hepatitis B (HBV), and approximately 350 million are chronic carriers, including approximately 750,000 persons in the US. Among the chronically infected, 15%.

Analysis of TGR-1202, a PI3K Delta Inhibitor From TGTX

This is a quick take on the TGTX efficacy data presented at ASH this past weekend. TG Therapeutics reported PK data as well as results from the higher 800 mg.

Quick take on Geron’s Imetelstat abstract

Today we finally got a glimpse at the ongoing investigator sponsored study of Geron (GERN) imetelstat in myelofibrosis. We have previously discussed this program here. The abstract can be found.

Horizon Pharma continues cash burn and dilution

We last wrote on Horizon Pharma (NASDAQ: HZNP) following their FDA approval of RAYOS, but seems not much has changed. However, the stock has risen roughly 60% year to date.

MYGN – To Myriad Investors – Your Risks are MyRisk

Co-Author: Dr. Tro Kalayjian Myriad (NASDAQ:MYGN) is a molecular diagnostics company that focuses on the development and marketing of predictive medicine, personalized medicine, and prognostic medicine tests in the United.

RTRX – Notes on Retrophin’s PKAN program

August was a month full of news for Retrophin (RTRX): financing, PR on preclinical results of their PKAN candidate (RE-024), PR on agreement to negotiate a candidate for autism and.

VICL – Quick take on Vical’s Allovectin failure

(With Patrick Crutcher) Today Vical (NASDAQ: VICL) reported top-line data from a Phase III trial of Allovectin-7 (A7) in patients with advanced melanoma. As we predicted in this article, the.

BCRX – BioCryst – Entering The HAE Market

BioCryst announced on Monday July 22 the successful completion of a Phase I study on the safety and PK of BCX4161, a candidate for the treatment of Hereditary angioedema (HAE)..

Biotech IPO’s hot in the first half of 2013

(jointly with Jason Chew and Juan Pedro Rodriguez Serrate) To say biotech IPOs have been hot seems like an understatement. The past year has been an open feeding frenzy for.

EDAP – A look at microcap device maker, EDAP TMS

Last year, we had projected that EDAP TMS (NASDAQ:EDAP) would report data from their Phase 2/3 trial(ENLIGHT) trial for the indication of low risk, localized prostate cancer. However, we have.

SRPT – A Quick Look At The Chart

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc – Nasdaq(SRPT) Quick update: A big drop in SRPT today leaving the traders with speculation that there could be a leak about the decision to file for accelerated.

DCTH – Soaring Ahead of The Upcoming Advisory Committee

Delcath Systems, Inc. (DCTH) -Nasdaq DCTH has been on our watch list for a while, looking for an entry point. we kept following out the stock performance at the forum and.

PPHM – Peregrine’s Bavituximab future looks bleak

We have previously discussed[1][2] the numerous shortcomings of the overhyped oncology developer, Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: PPHM). With further details on a botched Phase II trial that still leave many questions,.

SGMO – Sangamo Getting Ahead Of Itself

SGMO: Sangamo Getting Ahead Of Itself Sangamo BioSciences has received a great deal of attention in recent weeks with the unveiling of a broad orphan drug therapy initiative at JPMorgan..

ZIOP – Preparing for an Explosive Move

ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (ZIOP)-Nasdaq Since November 11, 2012 ZIOP was trading in a horizontal channel, the upper resistance line at $4.81 and the lower support line at $4.01, till February.

After Phase III failure, Celsion is still worthless

After much debate from bulls and bears, in late January, Celsion (NASDAQ: CLSN) reported that the Phase 3 HEAT study of ThermoDox failed to meet the primary endpoint of achieving at.

SRPT – Preparing For The Next Move

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (SRPT)-Nasdaq Sarepta is a biotech company under the spotlights since early October 2012, after presenting strong Phase IIb results for the compound Eteplirsen in the treatment of.

The IBB and SPX In The Decision Zone

In my previous report “IBB – A Closer Look at the Market’s Direction” I tried to find out if the markets bottomed out after the technical correction in the indices.

ALNY – Alnylam falls behind competition

We have previously spoken about Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ALNY) legal troubles with Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, and successfully predicted they would settle. Today, we want to talk a bit about their current.

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