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July 2, 2014
16:05 EDTAMGN, BINDBIND Therapeutics, Amgen will not exercise development option
BIND Therapeutics (BIND) announce the completion of its collaborative research program with Amgen (AMGN) originally entered into in January 2013. Amgen and BIND have notified each other that they will not be exercising their options to develop an Accurin incorporating the Amgen therapeutic payload. “The goal of this research collaboration was to optimize a specific therapeutic payload from Amgen. Despite achieving the objective of high tumor concentrations, the results were not sufficiently compelling to proceed forward and both collaborators have agreed that the program will not be continued,” said Scott Minick, Chief Executive Officer of BIND Therapeutics. “We remain focused on the continued development of our Accurin platform, including our proprietary drug candidate, BIND-014, and our collaborations with AstraZeneca and Pfizer, as well as our recently announced research collaboration with Roche. Furthermore, consistent with our previous guidance, we continue to expect that our cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, and research development funding that we expect to receive under our existing collaborations, excluding any potential milestone payments, will fund our operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements through at least mid-2015.”
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February 12, 2016
08:04 EDTAMGNWest Pharmaceutical's Daikyo Crystal Zenith selected by Amgen
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February 10, 2016
16:02 EDTBINDBIND Therapeutics announces publication of AZD2811 ACCURINS data
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07:15 EDTAMGNLeerink to hold a conference
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February 8, 2016
15:59 EDTAMGNU.K. cost regulator reverses stance on Amgen's Repatha, PharmaTimes says
The U.K.'s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has reversed its prior decision barring patients from accessing Amgen's cholesterol treatment Repatha, reports PharmaTimes. The agency will now allow use of the drug, alone or in combination with other therapies, for various classes of patients, though only at a 140mg biweekly dose and only as long as the company continues to offer certain discounts, the report noted. Reference Link
February 5, 2016
09:26 EDTAMGNLeerink biotech analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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06:03 EDTAMGNAmgen resumed with a Market Perform at Leerink
Leerink analyst Geoffrey Porges resumed coverage of Amgen with a Market Perform rating and $179 price target.
February 4, 2016
19:15 EDTAMGNAmgen reinitiated with a Market Perform at Leerink
Target $179.
16:28 EDTAMGNAmgen reports BLINCYTO study met primary endpoint, stopped early for efficacy
Amgen announced that the results of a prespecified interim analysis showed that the primary endpoint of improved overall survival was met in the Phase 3 TOWER study. The randomized, open-label TOWER study evaluated the efficacy of BLINCYTO versus standard of care in adult patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The independent data monitoring committee recommended, and Amgen has accepted, that the study end early for efficacy. The BLINCYTO adverse events observed in the TOWER study were consistent with the known safety profile of BLINCYTO. Secondary endpoints are currently being evaluated.
16:02 EDTAMGNAmgen says trial of Repatha meets co-primary endpoints
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February 3, 2016
08:57 EDTAMGNPullback in biotech makes M&A more attractive, says UBS
UBS analyst Andrew Peters noted the pullback in small and mid-cap biotechs and said a consequence of the lower valuations may be an increased appetite for M&A by the larger firms. Peters noted Gilead (GILD) commented on its earnings call that "there's no question" the pullback has made M&A more attractive. UBS said with valuations so far off their highs, the question remains whether management and boards will accept deals at such depressed levels.
08:48 EDTAMGNWorkday appoints Diana McKenzie as Chief Information Officer
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February 2, 2016
08:53 EDTAMGNPiper Jaffray biopharma analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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February 1, 2016
08:25 EDTAMGNAlder pullback Friday a buying opportunity, says Leerink
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