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June 17, 2014
09:25 EDTBLUE, BLUE, CELG, CELG, NVS, NVSPiper Jaffray biopharm analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
Biopharmaceuticals Analyst Schimmer reviews major CAR-T programs in development, explains fundamentals of CAR-T and TCR-T and compares clinical data of CAR-T trials on an Analyst/Industry conference call. Relevant companies BLUE, CELG and NVS may be included on the Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on June 19 at 10 am.
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October 17, 2014
14:50 EDTNVSBARDA asks labs to ramp up Zmapp production, Reuters says
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13:18 EDTCELGLeerink's biotech analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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October 16, 2014
15:10 EDTCELGAmerican College of Gastroenterology to hold annual meeting
ACG Annual Scientific Meeting 2014 to be held in Philadlephia, PA on October 17-22.
October 15, 2014
17:03 EDTNVSNovartis announces CTL019 data demonstrating efficacy in certain ALL patients
Novartis and the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine announced preliminary results from two pilot clinical trials published in The New England Journal of Medicine, or NEJM, evaluating the efficacy and safety of CTL019 in patients with relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or r/r ALL. The studies, conducted by Penn, demonstrated that 27 of 30 pediatric and adult patients, or 90%, experienced complete remissions with the investigational chimeric antigen receptor, or CAR, therapy CTL019. Largest published cohort to date for CTL019, which served as the basis for recent Breakthrough Therapy designation from the FDA. Sustained remissions of up to two years in r/r ALL patients with six-month event-free survival of 67% and overall survival of 78%.
October 14, 2014
11:23 EDTNVSBIND Therapeutics and The Conference Forum hold a conference
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07:04 EDTBLUEbluebird bio says first patient with sicle cell disease undergoes infusion
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October 10, 2014
08:41 EDTCELGCelgene reports apremilast significantly improved preexisting psoriasis in study
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08:39 EDTCELGCelgene says data show Apremilast treatment resulted in improved quality of life
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05:13 EDTNVSNovartis reports new analyses of AIN457 Phase III data show consistent efficacy
Novartis announced that new analyses of AIN457 Phase III studies showed that treatment with secukinumab 300 mg resulted in higher rates of clear to almost clear skin at Week 12 versus placebo, regardless of patients' psoriasis disease severity. Secukinumab's new mode of action stops interleukin-17A, which plays a central role in the development of psoriasis. In the analyses, the majority of patients across two disease severity subgroups, including those with severe psoriasis, experienced complete clear to almost clear skin measured as 100 or 90% reduction of respective baseline PASI, or Psoriasis Area and Severity Index. Skin clearance was sustained through one year of treatment. This is important as historically, psoriasis patients' disease severity at the start of treatment has been shown to negatively impact their response to other therapies. Disease severity subgroups were PASI less than or equal to 20 and PASI greater than 20. PASI measures redness, scaling and thickness of psoriatic plaques and the impact in regions of the body. These findings reconfirm the significantly better responses seen in the published FIXTURE study, where secukinumab showed superiority to Enbrel, a standard of care anti-TNF medication.
October 8, 2014
11:05 EDTNVSLeerink pharmaceuticals analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
Analyst discusses congestive heart failure and the prospects for LCZ696 in HF-PEF on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on October 9 at 3 pm.
07:19 EDTNVSCBI to hold a conference
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07:11 EDTCELGEuropean Academy of Dermatology and Venereology to hold a conference
23rd EADV Congress is being held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on October 8-12.
06:11 EDTNVSNovartis says expects three executive committee members to leave
Novartis (NVS) confirmed that following completion of the transactions with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) in the coming months, that the three business leaders of the Novartis divisions at the center of the transaction will leave the Executive Committee of Novartis. The expected changes to the ECN are subject to the closing of the transactions announced on April 22 - Novartis expects the transaction with GSK to be completed in the first half of 2015, and the transaction with Eli Lilly for its Animal Health Business to close in the first quarter of 2015. George Gunn, currently Division Head, Novartis Animal Health, will reach his contractual retirement age in July 2015 and will retire from Novartis. Upon closing of the Animal Health transaction with Lilly he will leave the ECN. Brian McNamara, currently Division Head, Novartis OTC, will transition to GSK as Head of Americas and Europe for the consumer health businesses, reporting to the President of GSK Consumer Healthcare, effective at closing of the transaction. Andrin Oswald, currently Division Head, Novartis Vaccines, will be leaving Novartis to pursue other opportunities following closing of the transaction with GSK.
October 7, 2014
08:39 EDTNVSImmunoGen says Novartis exercises rights to take licenses under agreement
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07:31 EDTCELGCelgene to present long-term efficacy and safety data on oral Otezla
Celgene International Sŕrl, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation, announced that the latest research findings on OTEZLA, the company’s oral, selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4, in plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis will be presented at the 23rd European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress in Amsterdam, October 8 – 12. In total, 11 abstracts will be presented at the meeting. OTEZLA data to be presented include long-term results from Celgene’s pivotal trial, ESTEEM 2 and pooled analyses of safety and tolerability results from the ESTEEM 1 and 2 studies in patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Additional analyses will evaluate the effect of OTEZLA on pruritus, difficult-to-treat areas such as nail and scalp, and palmoplantar psoriasis, work productivity and improvements in health-related quality of life. An analysis of long-term results from the PALACE clinical trial program evaluating OTEZLA in patients with active psoriatic arthritis will also be presented at the meeting. The analysis assesses the effect of OTEZLA treatment through 52 weeks on the signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, including enthesitis and dactylitis in patients with pre-existing enthesitis or dactylitis.
07:24 EDTCELG, BLUEAlliance for Regenerative Medicine
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07:16 EDTBLUEBiotech Industry Organization to hold a forum
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October 6, 2014
08:04 EDTNVSBristol-Myers announces Opdivo clinical trial with Novartis therapies
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07:34 EDTCELGAlliqua expands exclusive licensing agreement with Celgene
Alliqua Biomedical (ALQA) announced that the company has amended its exclusive licensing agreement with Celgene Cellular Therapeutics, or CCT, a subsidiary of Celgene (CELG). Under the terms of the amended agreement, Alliqua has received the right to market the advanced wound care product, Biovance, for podiatric and orthopedic applications. Biovance is a, decellularized, and dehydrated, human amniotic membrane allograft, which was commercially launched by Alliqua on April 23. The product is currently indicated for the management of non-infected partial- and full-thickness wounds, including chronic and acute wounds such as diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, chronic vascular ulcers, tunnel/undermined wounds, surgical wounds, trauma wounds, and draining wounds, The field of use for Biovance has been expanded to include podiatric and orthopedic applications including sports medicine-related conditions pertaining to use during the repair of tendon, nerve and bone in the foot and ankle, as well as other surgical procedures in these specialty areas.
05:14 EDTNVSNovartis announce clinical collaboration with Bristol-Myers
Novartis (NVS) announced that it has entered into a clinical collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) to evaluate the safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy of three molecularly targeted compounds in combination with Bristol-Myers Squibb's investigational PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor, Opdivo, in Phase I/II trials of patients with non-small cell lung cancer, or NSCLC. Both studies will be conducted by Novartis. One trial will evaluate the combination of Opdivo with Zykadia, an FDA-approved treatment for patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive metastatic NSCLC who have progressed on or are intolerant to crizotinib. A second study will investigate Opdivo with INC280, a potent and highly selective inhibitor of c-MET receptor tyrosine kinase, and separately with EGF816, a potent, third-generation EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor that is active against T790 mutations. INC280 and EGF816 are currently being investigated in various Phase I/II NSCLC trials. Additional details of the collaboration were not disclosed.
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