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June 23, 2014
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July 16, 2014
06:26 EDTBMY, MRK, RHHBYBristol-Myers lung cancer trials being underestimated, says Citigroup
After building a statistical model of Bristol-Myers' two critical registration trials for Opdivo in lung cancer, Citigroup believes the market is "materially" underestimating both Phase III trials. Citi says potential Opdivo FDA approval in 2015 in lung cancer would give Bristol-Myers an up to two year lead time versus Merck (MRK) and Roche (RHHBY). The firm estimates 2023 Opdivo revenue at $7B and reiterates a Buy rating on Bristol with a $60 price target.
July 15, 2014
16:08 EDTRAREUltragenyx initiated with an Outperform at RW Baird
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11:13 EDTMRK, BMYPerrigo retreats after analyst sees limited potential buyers
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10:56 EDTBMRNFed calls small cap social media, biotech valuations 'stretched'
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve in its Monetary Policy Report dated today said valuation metrics in "some sectors" appear substantially stretched, "particularly those for smaller firms in the social media and biotechnology industries, despite a notable downturn in equity prices for such firms early in the year." A later part in the document reads, "Equity valuations of smaller firms as well as social media and biotechnology firms appear to be stretched, with ratios of prices to forward earnings remaining high relative to historical norms." The specific targeting of sectors by the Fed seems to be having an impact on stocks in the social media and biotech spaces. Shares of Yelp (YELP) are down over 5% to $67.51, while Twitter (TWTR) and Facebook (FB) are each down 2%. Celgene (CELG) and Amgen (AMGN) are leading the biotech space lower with pullbacks of greater than 1%.
08:11 EDTMRKMerck looks to revive livestock drug Zilmax, WSJ says
Merck has been preparing to conduct a large-scale study this summer to evaluate the safety of its Zilmax feed additive, which the company pulled from the U.S. market last year over concerns in the beef industry that the drug made it difficult for some animals to walk, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
07:35 EDTMRK, BMYPerrigo potential buyers list could be limited, says Jefferies
After Globes reported that Perrigo retained an investment bank to assist with a potential merger, Jefferies says the list of potential buyers could be limited since the store brand business is fundamentally a high volume, lower margin model. The firm notes U.S. companies that currently do not have large over-the-counter divisions include Bristol-Myers (BMY), Eli Lilly (LLY) and Merck (MRK). Jefferies views the merger speculation surrounding Perrigo as not surprising given the company's strong long-term fundamentals and attractive Irish domicile. It has a Buy rating on the stock with a $160 price target.
05:37 EDTRHHBYGenentech Avastin granted priority review by FDA
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July 14, 2014
11:20 EDTRHHBYExelixis seen as potential target for Roche, TheStreet says
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10:07 EDTCPXXCelator Pharmaceuticals to host analyst day
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July 10, 2014
16:12 EDTMRKMedivation names Dawn Svoronos as Chief Commercial Officer
Medivation (MDVN) announced Dawn Svoronos has been appointed as its chief commercial officer, reporting to David Hung, M.D., founder, CEO and president of Medivation. Svoronos currently is a member of Medivation's Board of Directors and is a former president of Europe and Canada for Merck & Co. (MRK), where she oversaw commercial operations in approximately 30 EU and EU accession countries. Svoronos will lead Medivation's commercial organization on an interim basis and will participate in the company's search for a permanent chief commercial officer. Cheryl Cohen, Medivation's former chief commercial officer, has left the company to pursue other opportunities.
12:43 EDTBMYBristol-Myers announces plans for Q3 submission of Opdivo BLA
Bristol-Myers Squibb announced earlier that, following discussions with the FDA, the company is planning a Q3 submission of a Biologics Licensing Application for Opdivo for previously treated advanced melanoma. This will mark the second tumor type for which Bristol-Myers Squibb has a regulatory submission underway for Opdivo in the U.S. “We continue to collaborate closely with the FDA on Opdivo and the planned submission in advanced melanoma represents an important step forward in our company’s commitment to deliver innovative treatment options for patients with cancer,” said Michael Giordano, MD, Head of Oncology Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb. The advanced melanoma BLA is based on data from Checkmate -037, a multinational, multicenter, randomized open-label Phase 3 trial evaluating Opdivo compared to dacarbazine or carboplatin/paclitaxel in patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma who have been previously treated with Yervoy and, if BRAF-mutation positive, a BRAF inhibitor regimen. Bristol-Myers Squibb has proposed the name Opdivo, which, if approved by health authorities, will serve as the trade name for nivolumab.
10:02 EDTRHHBYRoche unit, Merck KGaA to develop companion test for cancer treatment
Ventana Medical Systems, a member of the Roche Group (RHHBY), announced it has entered into an agreement with Merck KGaA (MKGAY), which operates as EMD Serono in the United States and Canada, to collaborate with Merck KGaA's biopharmaceutical division on the development and commercialization of a companion diagnostic for an undisclosed target using Ventana's proprietary diagnostic assays.
July 9, 2014
17:02 EDTSNYRegeneron, Sanofi announce positive results from Phase 2b study of Dupilumab
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06:26 EDTRAREUltragenyx 2.017M share Secondary priced at $40.00
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July 8, 2014
18:58 EDTBLUEbluebird bio 3M share Secondary priced at $34.00
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13:46 EDTSNYSanofi files patent infringement suit against Eli Lilly, Reuters says
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08:05 EDTSNYSanofi announces FDA accepted Toujeo NDA
Sanofi announced that the FDA has accepted for review the company's New Drug Application for Toujeo, an investigational basal insulin. The acceptance of the NDA follows the acceptance of the marketing authorization dossier for Toujeo by the European Medicines Agency for EU countries on May 27. The NDA for Toujeo is based on results from the EDITION clinical trial program, which is a worldwide and extensive series of Phase III studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of Toujeo in over 3,500 people.
07:31 EDTSGMOPiper Jaffray to hold a symposium
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07:20 EDTBMYBristol-Myers price target lowered to $55 from $62 at Leerink
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07:17 EDTRHHBY, MRK, BMYLeerink raises immuno-oncology market forecast to $36B
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