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May 20, 2014
16:03 EDTAMGNAmgen says journal publishes 'positive' data for asthma treatment
Amgen announced that The New England Journal of Medicine published results from a Phase 1 study adding to the growing body of "evidence that inhibiting thymic stromal lymphopoietin could be beneficial in the treatment of asthma." TSLP is a cytokine thought to be a key driver of allergic inflammation. These are the first clinical data to be reported for an anti-TSLP therapy. Results from the 31-patient study showed treatment for 12 weeks with AMG 157, a monoclonal antibody that inhibits the activity of TSLP, resulted in statistically significant reductions in early asthmatic responses and late asthmatic responses in the airways following allergen challenges in patients with allergic (atopic) asthma. The data also showed statistically significant decreases in baseline markers of inflammation in the airways. Overall, adverse events were similar across treatment and placebo groups, with no serious adverse events occurring in the stud, Amgen said.
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June 30, 2015
11:36 EDTAMGNRumor: Amgen moves up on speculation of an investor stake
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07:03 EDTAMGNCelgene leaps forward in immuno-oncology with Juno deal, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Joshua Schimmer said that Celgene (CELG) effectively spent $1B to buy into adoptive T cell therapy and own all of Juno Therapeutics' (JUNO) opportunities outside the U.S., leaping the company into a leading position in the immuno-oncology space. Schimmer additionally thinks Celgene's transaction should help boost investor confidence about the utility and value of CAR and TCR therapies, noting that he sees Bellicum Pharmaceuticals (BLCM), Cellectis (CLLS), Lion Biotechnologies (LBIO), bluebird bio (BLUE) and the Amgen (AMGN)-Kite Pharma (KITE) partnership as best positioned to compete in this rapidly advancing field. The analyst keeps an Overweight rating and $144 price target on Celgene.
June 24, 2015
07:56 EDTAMGNAmgen management to meet with Evercore ISI
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June 23, 2015
07:25 EDTAMGNPiper Jaffray to hold a summit
2015 Piper Jaffray Heartland Summit is being held in Minneapolis on June 23-24.

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