Calistoga and Plexxikon: Gone in The Blink Of An Eye

I discussed the merits of these company’s in a short post back in June last year (Calistoga Pharmaceuticals and Plexxikon- Two Biotechs to Keep an Eye On). I had hoped.

Cubist Pharmaceuticals: Lots of Cash and Low Valuation

This is the kind of company I like- cash rich and undervalued. Cubist Pharmaceuticals had $910 million in cash at the end of 2010 and a current market cap of.

Pharma Companies Reformulate Pain Products: How Investors Can Benefit

In 2009, Purdue Pharma’s Oxycontin, an opioid pain reliever, reached annual sales that topped $3 billion. That represents a 300% increase over annual sales in 2001. Clearly, prescriptions for opioid.

Bionovo Completes Financing, Announces Plan of Action: Is the Worst Over?

Earlier this month, Bionovo (NASDAQ:BNVI), a development-stage pharmaceutical company, announced a plan of action for its lead product candidate, Menerba, an oral, botanical, drug candidate for the treatment of menopausal.

FDA Setbacks Make Vivus a Buying Opportunity

Vivus (NASDAQ:VVUS), a specialty pharmaceutical company, has faced some setbacks with its drug candidate, Qnexa, an investigational treatment for obesity, obstructive sleep apnea and diabetes. In October 2010, Vivus received.

Depomed: Attractive and Under-Appreciated Potential

It almost seems counterintuitive that majority shareholders of Depomed (DEPO) have been adding shares after the FDA approval of Gralise, a once-daily treatment for post-herpetic neuralgia. One might expect that.

Gilead Continues Move Into Oncology With Calistoga Acquisition

What a change a decade makes. Back in 2001, Gilead was a high-flying biotech, in the early legs of its growth projectory. Management at the time was laser focused on.

Genzyme Sold, Who’s Next?

Now that Genzyme has been acquired by Sanofi-Aventis, money managers have begun asking- where did all that money go? A Dow Jones Newswire article by Steven Russolillo reasoned that arbitrage.

GSK Pursues Fabry Disease Drug as Orphan Indications Are All The Rage

Amicus has just signed a deal with GSK giving the large pharma worldwide rights to their Fabry disease drug, Amigal, in return for $60 million in upfront payments and $170.

Eli Lilly: Plenty Of Talk, Now Time For Results

Eli Lilly CEO, John Lechleiter, Ph.D., has been making the rounds lately promoting innovation in pharmaceutical research. Most recently, he delivered the keynote speech at The Economist’s 2011 Pharma Summit:.

Alexion Goes From Acquisition Target To Acquirer

Alexion Pharmaceuticals reported revenues and major developments in its 2010 4th quarter report yesterday. Revenue continued climbing at a rapid clip, 2010 net product sales increased 40 percent to $541.0.

Idenix: Two Steps Forward and One Step Back

It has happened before- just when things were beginning to look up, Idenix has taken another beating. This time, the experimental AIDS drug it had licensed to ViiV Healthcare, an.

Ziopharm and Intrexon: Odd Couples

In January, Ziopharm announced a strategic deal with billionaire RJ Kirk’s synthetic biology company, Intrexon. In return for an $11,628,202 million investment in Ziopharm stock, Intrexon was issued 7.5% of.

Celgene: Is It Time To Buy?

Celgene has been hit again with issues of secondary malignancies arising from prolonged treatment with its key drug, Revlimid. Shares have crumbled in the past month from $60/sh early this.

Of Billionaires and Biotechs

The biotech industry does not crank out billionaires. The long timelines to an improbable success combined with inevitable dilution of the founder’s stake makes it all but impossible. Consider that.

Depomed’s Stock Price Is a Gift Following FDA Approval of Pain Drug

Now that Depomed’s (DEPO) GRALISE has been approved by the FDA, making a bull case for Depomed becomes easy. GRALISE is an extended release gabapentin formulation, formerly DM-1796, that is.

Sales Potential and Chances of FDA Approval for DepoMed’s DM-1796

Many biotech investors have been closely watching the upcoming PDUFA date for DM-1796, DepoMed’s (DEPO) investigational extended-release gabapentin formulation. Depomed’s story has been marred with ups and downs, panicking those.

Celldex: Can Anything Halt It’s Slide?

Three Phase II trials and still waiting. It’s been a lot of bad news lately for this little biotech. Trial data has been scrutinized, a Phase II/III was downgraded to.

Roche Scores Big With Plexxikon and Immunogen Deals

Roche took a hit in December 2010 when the FDA revoked the breast cancer indication from Avastin, its top selling oncology drug for lack of benefit. Businessweek had estimated this.

Big Pharma Is The New Big Biotech

Biotechnology companies used to be distinguished by their ability to produce complex drugs requiring the culture of living organisms- drugs often based on the manipulation of DNA. Genentech and Amgen.

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