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April 29, 2014
07:23 EDTBMYBristol-Myers acquires iPerian for $175M
Bristol-Myers Squibb and iPierian announced Bristol-Myers Squibb has acquired iPierian, a privately held biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of new treatments for Tauopathies. The acquisition gives Bristol-Myers Squibb full rights to iPierianís asset IPN007, a preclinical monoclonal antibody that represents a new approach to treat progressive supranuclear palsy and other Tauopathies, and has the potential to commence Phase 1 clinical trials by early FY15. Under the terms of the agreement, Bristol-Myers Squibb has acquired all of iPierianís issued and outstanding shares of capital stock and all common stock equivalents in an all cash transaction for a purchase price of $175M, with the potential for additional development and regulatory milestone payments totaling $550M, along with future royalties on net sales. The transaction is expected to be accounted for as an asset acquisition for Bristol-Myers Squibb resulting in a $175M charge during 2Q14.
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November 26, 2014
13:25 EDTBMYAchillion to benefit from Bristol-Myers CRL, says FBR Capital
FBR Capital expects Achillion (ACHN) to benefit from the complete response letter that the FDA sent to Bristol-Myers (BMY) on its daclatasvir HCV drug. The firm thunks the letter increases the value of GT-3 HCV patients for Achillion. FBR says that GT-3 patients constitute 5% of HCV patients in the U.S. and significantly higher in Europe. It keeps an Outperform rating on Achillion.
11:38 EDTBMYBristol-Myers receives CRL from FDA for daclatasvir
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11:36 EDTBMYBristol-Myers receives CRL from FDA for daclatasvir
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November 24, 2014
09:00 EDTBMYBristol-Myers, Five Prime announce clinical collaboration for Opdivo, FPA008
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November 19, 2014
07:52 EDTBMYInforma Business Information to hold a conference
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06:07 EDTBMYBristol-Myers' Opdivo for melanoma shows positive Phase 3 results
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November 17, 2014
11:06 EDTBMYLeerink biotech analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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08:13 EDTBMYPortola, Bristol-Myers, Pfizer announce results from Phase 3 ANNEXA-A studies
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08:10 EDTBMYBristol-Myers presents results from Phase IIIb AVERT trial at ACR
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company announced results of several new sub-analyses of the Phase IIIb AVERT trial that investigated the use of Orencia plus methotrexate in biologic and MTX-naÔve citrullinated protein-positive early moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis patients. These data were presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology 2014 annual meeting. Orencia is currently indicated in adults for moderate to severe RA. Orencia should not be administered with tumor necrosis factor antagonists and should not be used with other biologic RA drugs. One of the analyses looked at anti-CCP antibodies, which are a marker of RA and may contribute to disease progression. The analysis assessed the development of anti-CCP antibodies in patients with early rapidly progressing RA by measuring isotypes and the number of epitopes recognized after treatment with Orencia plus MTX, Orencia alone, or MTX alone. Results demonstrated Orencia plus MTX numerically reduced the concentrations of all CCP isotypes and the average number of epitopes recognized over one year of treatment more than Orencia alone or MTX alone. Over 12 months of treatment, 6.7 percent, 12.1 percent, and 7.8 percent of patients on Orencia plus MTX, Orencia alone, and MTX alone, respectively, experienced a serious adverse event and 1.7 percent, 4.3 percent and 2.6 percent led to discontinuation. Serious infections were observed in 0.8 percent of patients in the combination arm and 3.4 percent in the Orencia monotherapy arm. None of the patients in the MTX alone arm experienced a serious infection. Malignancies were reported in 0.8 percent, 1.7 percent, and 0 percent of patients in the Orencia + MTX, Orencia, and MTX arms, respectively. Additionally at ACR, investigators presented 12-month efficacy data from AVERT, including new results assessing the effect of Orencia on more clinically stringent remission criteria than DAS-defined remission, as well as new MRI data. Significantly more patients on Orencia plus MTX achieved the stringent clinical endpoint of Boolean-defined remission at 12 months.
November 16, 2014
13:07 EDTBMYBristol-Myers announces results from CheckMate -066 study
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November 14, 2014
14:53 EDTBMYCVS Express Scripts implementing drug price controls, says Cleveland Research
Cleveland Research believes that CVS (CVS) and Express scripts are implementing rebates and price controls on drug. The firm expects the companies to increase their focus on controlling durg prices next year, and adds that they have already itnroduced prior authorization criteria for hepatitis drug. Publicly traded drug companies include AstraZeneca (AZN), Bristol-Myers (BMY), Eli Lilly (LLY), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Merck (MRK), Novartis (NVS), Pfizer (PFE), Roche (RHHBY) and Sanofi (SNY). Makers of hepatits c drugs include AbbVie (ABBV) and Gilead (GILD),
07:14 EDTBMYAmerican College of Rheumatology is holding a meeting
2014 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting is being held in Boston on November 14-19.
06:05 EDTBMYBristol-Myers to construct biologics manufacturing facility in Ireland
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