ALNY ISIS – Updates from the JMP Healthcare Conference

If you aren’t a long-time BiotechDueDiligence blog reader or Chimera Research Group subscriber, you may wonder what one of our updates from biotech investor conferences and quarterly earnings conference calls.

VVUS – PDUFA approaching, company revving Branding & Marketing

Vivus’s (VVUS), a specialty pharmaceutical company, had faced many setbacks with it’s drug candidate, Qnexa, an investigational treatment for obesity, obstructive sleep apnea and diabetes. In October 2010, Vivus received.

CELG ONXX – Lessons in humility courtesy of Celgene and Onyx

First, Onyx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ONXX) received an unanimous recommendation for approval of Kyprolis™ (proposed brand name for carfilzomib) by the FDA’s Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) by a vote of 11-0.

A Deliberate Walk Down Wall Street – Opinion

The Random Walk Hypothesis first emerged in the 1800s and was popularized in 1973 by Burton Malkiel in his book titled, “A Random Walk Down Wall Street”. This theory asserts.

ASCO 2012 presentations on my schedule

With the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology(ASCO 2012) set to kickoff on Friday, June 1st (thru the 5th), I thought I would share my list.

Heat Shock Protein 90 (HSP90) inhibitors: Back in the spotlight – Part 1

Heat Shock Protein 90 (HSP90) was originally proposed as a cancer drug target in the 1990s, though no drug in this class have ever successfully completed a randomized clinical trial,.

AMRN – Update on Amarin’s AMR101 as PDUFA date draws closer

Amarin Corp (NASDAQ: AMRN) released first quarter 2012 financial results and held a conference call on May 8, 2012. It is often hard to distinguish the signal from the noise.

VRTX – Vertex Sweat Chloride to FEV1 Correlation in Cystic Fibrosis

Vertex released interim data May 7th of an ongoing combination study of VX-809 and KALYDECO in Cystic Fibrosis patients with two copies of the F508del mutation. Results were very good- VX809 plus Kalydeco led.

IDIX – Interview With CEO Ron Renaud

Idenix CEO Ron Renaud Q&A  April 11, 2012 Idenix has been the subject of considerable attention with EASL (The European Association for the Study of the Liver) approaching and embargoed.

VVUS, OREX, ARNA – Understanding the Advisory Committee

Playing VVUS, OREX, ARNA through FDA Adcomm and Qnexa PDUFA Over the past several months, these three companies, with their respective late-stage anti-obesity drug candidates, have experienced a considerable increase.

Galapagos JAK1 Inhibitor Is One To Contend With

Galapagos’ JAK1 Inhibitor Is One To Contend With Just today, Galapagos announced a major partnership with Abbott to develop its JAK1 specific inhibitor for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. This.

DEPO – Quick Update – Paragraph IV – DM1992 Phase 2

Depomed released a statement that Actavis Group, a generic drug manufacturer filed a paragraph IV challenge against Gralise, Depomed’s once-daily gabapentin formulation. NEUTRAL on Paragraph IV We view this event as.

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.

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