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December 11, 2012
08:08 EDTARIAARIAD announces 12-month data from PACE trial of ponatinib
ARIAD Pharmaceuticals announced twelve-month follow-up data from the pivotal PACE trial of ponatinib, its investigational BCR-ABL inhibitor, in heavily pretreated patients with advanced forms of chronic myeloid leukemia or Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The study now shows that 57 percent of accelerated-phase CML patients in the trial, including 50 percent of patients with the T315I mutation, achieved a major hematologic response, the primary end-point for patients with advanced disease in the trial.
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February 26, 2015
10:56 EDTARIAOptions with increasing implied volatility
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February 24, 2015
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February 20, 2015
06:35 EDTARIASarissa Capital seeks retirement of ARIAD CEO, board seats
Sarissa Capital disclosed in a regulatory filing that it has been in negotiations with members of ARIAD's board in an attempt to avoid a potential proxy contest. Sarissa said it indicated its belief that the board undertake measures to effect and facilitate the imminent retirement of Harvey Berger as CEO and that any settlement of a potential proxy contest must include the CEO’s retirement. It added that no settlement has been reached. Sarissa believes the board "as currently constructed is not up to the task of providing the stewardship necessary to optimally navigate" the company. On February 19, Sarissa notified ARIAD that it intends to appear at the company's 2015 annual meeting of stockholders to nominate and seek to elect Richard Mulligan, Ph.D. and Anna Protopapas to the eight member staggered board of directors. Sarissa intends to seek to unseat Harvey Berger, ARIAD's Chairman and CEO, and Wayne Wilson, the lead independent director, with its two nominees. Sarissa added that it is "extremely concerned" with the conduct of certain members of the board, "particularly with respect to compensation, governance and financial matters." The hedge fund said it may ultimately initiate court proceedings to seek to remove one or more directors for cause based on potential breaches of their fiduciary duties. Sarissa Capital has a 6.9% stake in ARIAD.
February 19, 2015
07:39 EDTARIAARIAD expects to file IND application for AP32788 this year
ARIAD says "We expect to file an investigational new drug application for AP32788 this year and to begin a Phase 1/2 proof-of-concept trial in 2016. This will be our third IND filing of an internally discovered oncology development candidate in the past eight years." The company also says "We anticipate presenting updates from the ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical trial of brigatinib at the 2015 European Lung Cancer Conference and the American Society of Clinical Oncology meetings later this year. Additionally, we expect to present preliminary data from the brigatinib ALTA trial in the second half of 2015."
07:38 EDTARIAARIAD sees FY15 net product revenues from sales of Iclusig $130M-$140M
Net product revenues from sales of Iclusig are expected to be in the range of $130M-$140M. This guidance includes sales of Iclusig in the U.S., Europe, and other select countries where ARIAD has distributorships in place. R&D expenses are expected to be in the range of $185M-$195M, reflecting increased development activities for Iclusig, brigatinib, and AP32788, as well as ongoing discovery research efforts. Expenses related to Iclusig represent approximately 50% of total R&D expenses and include the three new planned trials to begin this year, as well as all ongoing trials. Expenses related to brigatinib represent approximately 35% of total R&D expenses and include the two ongoing trials and NDA-enabling pre-clinical studies.
07:37 EDTARIAARIAD reports Q4 EPS (3c), consensus (20c)
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February 13, 2015
09:21 EDTARIAOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Cytokinetics (CYTK), up 15.6%... King Digital (KING), up 22.2%... Cyberark Software (CYBR), up 19.2%... Web.com (WWWW), up 4%... CBS (CBS), up 3.4%. ALSO HIGHER: Freescale Semiconductor (FSL), up 10.9% following a New York Post report that the company is exploring a sale. Carlyle Group (CG), which owns Freescale, along with Blackstone (BX), is up 1.5%. Blackstone is up fractionally... Whiting Petroleum (WLL), up 4.4% following a Bloomberg report that the company is seeking a buyer for assets in North Dakota... Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA), up 5.7% following a CNBC report that Sarissa Capital is seeking to replace Ariad CEO and Chairman Harvey Berger. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Knowles (KN), down 20.3%... Zynga (ZNGA). down 12.4%... J.M. Smucker (SJM), down 2.1%. ALSO LOWER: Magnachip Semiconductor (MX), down 51.7% after restating financial results... Idera Pharmaceuticals (IDRA), down 7.6% after 20M share Secondary priced at $3.75.
08:13 EDTARIASarissa reportedly seeks CEO change at Ariad, CNBC says
Sarissa Capital is seeking to replace Ariad Pharmaceuticals' CEO and Chairman Harvey Berger and could begin a proxy fight during the "next few weeks," reports CNBC, citing a person familiar with the hedge fund's plans. New director proposals are due February 25 and Sarissa may not opt for a proxy fight if an agreement can be reached. Reference Link

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