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May 13, 2014
14:25 EDTARIA, ARIA, ARIA, RXDX, RXDX, RXDX, RHHBY, RHHBY, RHHBY, PFE, PFE, PFE, PBYI, PBYI, PBYI, NVS, NVS, NVS, MRTX, MRTX, MRTX, MRK, MRK, MRK, INCY, INCY, INCY, EXEL, EXEL, EXEL, CLVS, CLVS, CLVS, BMY, BMY, BMY, AZN, AZN, AZN, TSRO, TSRO, TSROLeerink pharma and biotech analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
Biotech and Pharmaceuticals Analysts provide updates on lung cancer, in conjunction with the upcoming ASCO Annual Meeting, on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on May 20 at 3 pm.
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January 22, 2015
07:36 EDTPBYIPuma Biotechnology a 'unique takeout candidate,' says Citigroup
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January 21, 2015
19:13 EDTPBYIPuma Biotechnology 1M share Secondary priced at $190.00
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12:35 EDTNVSNovartis confirms FDA approval for Cosentyx
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12:33 EDTNVSFDA approves Novartis psoriasis drug Cosentyx
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12:30 EDTPFE, AZNGlaxoSmithKline 'admired' by Pfizer CEO, FT reports
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10:26 EDTNVSHigh option volume stocks
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10:16 EDTMRK, AZN, BMYLeerink biopharma analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
Analyst Fernandez, along with Dr. Paul Gurbel and Dr. Richard Becker, discuss AstraZeneca's PEGASUS trial and the current use of Brilinta and dual antiplatelet therapy for prevention of CV disease and implications of the recently completed DAPT trial on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on January 21 at 1:30 pm.
09:02 EDTRHHBYRoche's Ventana seeks FDA premarket approval for ALK IHC lung cancer assay
Roche Group member Ventana Medical Systems announced its FDA submission for premarket approval of the Ventana ALK CDx Assay. The companion diagnostic immunohistochemistry test is designed to identify ALK1-positive lung cancer patients that may benefit from treatment with targeted therapy that inhibits the ALK gene. This submission was the fourth and final module and application required by the FDA's PMA process.
08:02 EDTMRKMerck completes tender offer to acquire Cubist
Merck (MRK) announced the successful completion of the tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Cubist Pharmaceuticals (CBST) at a purchase price of $102.00 per share. As of the tender offer expiration yesterday, 58,039,667 shares of common stock of Cubist were validly tendered and not properly withdrawn from the tender offer, representing approximately 75.7% of the outstanding common stock of Cubist on a fully diluted basis. All of such shares have been accepted for payment in accordance with the terms of the tender offer, and Merck expects to promptly pay for all such shares. Following consummation of the tender offer, Merck expects to complete the acquisition of Cubist later today through a merger of Merck’s wholly owned subsidiary with and into Cubist without stockholder approval. Upon completion of the merger, all outstanding shares of common stock of Cubist, other than shares held by Cubist in treasury or shares held by Cubist’s stockholders who are entitled to and properly exercise appraisal rights under Delaware law, will be canceled and converted into the right to receive cash equal to the $102.00 offer price per share without interest, less any applicable withholding taxes. In addition, upon completion of the merger, Cubist will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Merck and the common stock of Cubist will cease to be traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market.
January 20, 2015
17:18 EDTMRKDana Holding to replace Cubist in S&P 400 as of 1/22 close
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16:34 EDTBMYBristol-Myers appoints Giovanni Caforio CEO
Bristol-Myers Squibb announced a number of leadership changes approved by its board of directors and effective at the close of the annual Shareholders’ Meeting on May. Giovanni Caforio, M.D. will become CEO of the company. Lamberto Andreotti will become executive chairman of the board of directors on May 5 and will continue to serve as chairman after his retirement on August 3. James M. Cornelius, 71, has chosen not to stand for re-election as non-executive chairman and will retire from the board. Togo D. West, Jr., 72, will become the lead independent director on the company’s board.
16:25 EDTPBYIPuma Biotechnology files to sell 1M shares of common stock
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16:07 EDTPBYIPuma Biotechnology files automatic mixed securities shelf
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07:36 EDTARIAARIAD says EC endorses final opinion adopted by CHMP on Iclusig
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07:23 EDTMRKMerck funding testing of lower dosages of Zilmax, Reuters reports
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January 16, 2015
16:36 EDTRHHBYMarket finishes week lower on continued oil, global growth worries
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08:31 EDTNVSGlaxoSmithKline CEO says more IPOs like ViiV could happen, Retuers says
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06:21 EDTRHHBYRoche acquires Trophos for EUR120M plus contingent payments
Roche has agreed to acquire Trophos, a privately held biotechnology company based in Marseille, France. Trophos’s proprietary screening platform generated olesoxime, TRO19622, which is being developed for SMA – a rare and debilitating genetic neuromuscular disease that is most commonly diagnosed in children. Results from a pivotal phase II clinical trial with olesoxime in SMA showed a beneficial effect on the maintenance of neuromuscular function in individuals with Type II and non-ambulatory Type III SMA, as well as a reduction in medical complications associated with the disease. These data were first presented in April 2014 at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. Under the terms of the agreement, Trophos’s shareholders will receive an upfront cash payment of EUR 120M, plus additional contingent payments of up to EUR 350M based on achievement of certain predetermined milestones.
January 15, 2015
11:20 EDTMRK, PFEGoldman cuts J&J to sell citing competitive pressures
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07:59 EDTMRK, PFEAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology to hold a symposium
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