CBST – Initiating Coverage

CBST: Initiating Coverage Overview: Cubist is a small commercial stage biotech focused on the development of acute care products. Its revenues are almost entirely derived from the antibiotic Cubicin, used.

Anticipated EMA decisions in the first half of 2012

Following our post on upcoming FDA decisions/panel, we wanted to do the same but for European Medicines Agency (EMA) decisions. As you will see, most of the events listed below.

ISIS – Research & Development Day Pipeline Recap

Isis Pharma $ISIS held its annual research and development pipeline update for analysts and investors on January 5, 2012. Unfortunately there was no question and answer session, but I’ll review.

Upcoming FDA Decisions and Advisory Panels

To help save everyone some time, we went ahead and rounded up the upcoming FDA PDUFA dates and FDA Advisory Committees. We will have trade ideas and opinions on some.

VVUS – Quick Update – Vivus alters NDA for Qnexa, changes REMS

Vivus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VVUS)  reached an agreement today with the FDA, to alter both it’s REMS and Label for obesity drug candidate, Qnexa. Previous Proposed Label Management took a very conservative.

BMY & INHX – Bristol-Myers Squibb Buys Inhibitex for $2.5 Billion

Bristol-Myers Squibb Buys Inhibitex for $2.5 Billion On Saturday, Bristol announced it would acquire Inhibitex for $26 a share, about $2.5 billion dollars, a 163% premium to the companies $9.87.

ACHN & INHX: Two HCV Drugmakers In The Spotlight

ACHN v. INHX: Two HCV Drugmakers In The Spotlight Achillion: On Wednesday January 4, Achillion announced it had received Fast-Track designation from the FDA for its experimental HCV drug ACH-1625..

Biotech catalysts at two upcoming medical conferences

We want to take a moment to highlight two upcoming oncology focused medical conferences that will showcase data that represent potential catalysts for several biotech companies we’re tracking. First up,.

AVEO – Quick take on top-line data

AVEO Pharmaceuticals(NASDAQ: AVEO) kicked off the 2012 trading year with news from their Phase 3 trial, TIVO-1. AVEO announced that Tivozanib had demonstrated superiority over sorafenib in the primary endpoint.

POZN – Interview With POZN CEO John Plachetka and COO Liz Cermak

Interview With POZN CEO John Plachetka and COO Liz Cermak After seeing its shares slide for much of the year, Pozen stock jumped 46% when it struck a deal to.

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,.

MITI – Initiate Coverage

Micromet: Initiate Coverage Background: Micromet specializes in the development of cancer drugs based on a new class of therapeutics called “bispecific antibodies.” These novel antibodies are capable of recognizing and.

VRUS – Pharmasset Halts Trial- And The Winner Is…

Pharmasset, a leader in the development of next generation HCV treatments, took a stumble today as it announced the halt of all trials involving its drug PSI-938 due to possible.

VVUS – Vivus Pharmaceuticals – Initiating Covereage – Neutral

  Vivus (VVUS), is a specialty pharmaceutical company with two lead product candidates that are facing a regulatory decision within the next 6 months. Besides two PDUFA dates, VVUS also.

AVEO – Initiating Coverage

Overview AVEO Pharmaceuticals(NASDAQ: AVEO) is a clinical stage cancer therapeutics company with 2 main compounds in development. AVEO’s lead candidate, Tivozanib(AV-951), is designed to block the VEGF pathway by inhibiting.

YMI – ASH 2011 Update

YM Bioscience stock surged in after hours trading following their presentation of results from an ongoing multi-center Phase I/II study of the JAK1/2 inhibitor CYT387 for the treatment of Myelofibrosis.

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.

INCY – ASH Update: Incyte’s JAK1/2 Inhibitor

ASH Update: Incyte’s JAK1/2 Inhibitor By Patrick Crutcher and Jason Chew On Saturday December 10, we took to the floors of the San Diego Convention Center for the opening rounds.

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.

PCYC – Update- Pharmacyclics Signs Worldwide Development Deal With Janssen Biotech

PCYC: Update- Pharmacyclics Signs Worldwide Development Deal With Janssen Biotech On December 8, 2011, Pharmacyclics announced it had entered into an agreement to jointly develop its lead BTK inhibitor PCI-32765.

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