Clinical database updates

We got a chance over the past weekend to update the clinical database. After doing so, we felt the need to quickly highlight some potential catalysts. These events are likely.

GILD – Gilead To Acquire Pharmasset For $11 Billion

Gilead To Acquire Pharmasset For $11 Billion Gilead has agreed to buy HCV drug developer Pharmasset Inc. for $11 billion in cash. The deal calls for payment of $137 per.

INCY – Incyte’s Drug Receives FDA Approval- Update

Incyte Receives Approval For JAK Inhibitor In Myelofibrosis Following a trend begun earlier this year, the FDA skipped ODAC and approved another innovative cancer drug before its PDUFA date. Incyte’s.

MNTA: Initiating Coverage

Overview Momenta Pharmaceuticals(NASDAQ:MNTA) is a biotechnology company that specializes in the development of complex generic and novel drugs. Momenta specializes in the detailed structural characterization and engineering of complex sugars.

ARIA – Initiate Coverage on Ariad

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals: Initiate Coverage Overview Ariad is a clinical stage biotech company with three compounds in development, ranging from Phase I to NDA submission. The most important of these is.

SNTS – Initiating Coverage on Santarus

On November 8th, Santarus (NADSAQ:SNTS) reported third quarter earnings of $0.01 per share, which was in-line with estimates. Interesting to note, SNTS management has guided higher on Glumetza sales, and.

DEPO, XNPT, PFE – Managed-care to stunt Lyrica, Horizant and Gralise with step-edits

The Neurology and Pain sectors have been very interesting for biotech investors focused over the past year. Xenoport (NASDAQ:XNPT), Depomed (NASDAQ:DEPO), GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) have all had regulatory.

EXEL – Exelixis Update November 2, 2011- FDA Denies SPA

Exelixis Update November 2, 2011- FDA Denies SPA After hours on Halloween, Exelixis announced it could not reach an agreement with the FDA for the design of its pivotal ‘306.

EXEL – Exelixis Update And Catalyst Report

Exelixis Update and Catalyst Report Overview: Lots going on at Exelixis end of this year. The company gave an overview of top-line data from recently announced successful EXAM medullary thyroid.

PCYC – Pharmacyclics: Initiate Coverage

Overview: Pharmacyclics is a mid-stage drug discovery company with several compounds in clinical development. The company’s major focus is a Bruton’s Tyrosine Kinase (Btk) inhibitor for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) and.

EXEL – Initiating Coverage on Exelixis

(Updated October 25th- MTC trial meets primary endpoint) Overview: Exelixis is a developmental stage oncology company with a single wholly owned compound XL184, or “cabozantinib” in Phase III trials for.

INCY – Incyte: Q3 2011 Update

Incyte Corporation: October 27, 2011 Q3 Report Highlights: Incyte provided updates on its third quarter finances and key clinical programs this morning. The company is anticipating approval of ruxolitinib by.

DEPO – Buying Opportunity after Serada failure

Earlier in October, Depomed (DEPO), announced results from it’s Phase 3 trial, called BREEZE 3, testing Serada, an extended release gabapentin formulation for the use in post menopausal hot flashes..

DEPO – Initiating Coverage on Depomed & Examining BREEZE-3

Initiating Coverage: Depomed is a commercial-stage specialty pharmaceutical company with three FDA approved products; ProQuin for infection, Glumetza for Adult Onset Diabetes Mellitus & Gralise for Post Herpetic Neuralgia. Within.

INCY – Initiate Coverage on Incyte

Incyte Pharmaceuticals (INCY) Initiating Coverage: Incyte Pharmaceuticals is a small biotech company focused on developing treatments for cancer and inflammatory disorders. Lead compound Ruxolitinib (INCB18424) is awaiting FDA approval for.

Keryx Rallies, But Remains Undervalued

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals is a developmental stage company with two drugs in the final stages of clinical development- quite an accomplishment for a company its size. With Zerenex, its drug for.

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