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June 10, 2014
18:43 EDTBMYBristol-Myers: AVERT trial shows high rates of DAS-defined remission
Bristol-Myers Squibb announced its first release of new data from a Phase IIIb RA trial showing that the T-cell co-stimulation modulator, Orencia, in combination with methotrexate achieved significantly higher rates of DAS-defined (DAS28 CRP <2.6) remission at 12 months than treatment with standard of care agent MTX - 60.9% vs. 45.2%, respectively, in biologic and MTX-naïve patients with early active RA. The data are being presented this week at the 2014 annual meeting of the European League Against Rheumatism. In this trial, known as AVERT, a co-primary endpoint assessed maintenance of remission following the withdrawal of all RA drug therapy including Orencia, MTX and steroids. A small but statistically significantly higher number of patients treated with Orencia plus MTX, versus MTX alone, for 12 months maintained remission 6 months after all RA treatment was withdrawn. Orencia was well tolerated in the study patients. In particular, serious adverse events, serious infection events and discontinuation due to serious adverse events were comparable to patients treated with MTX. “These data demonstrating higher remission rates and a similar safety profile for Orencia plus methotrexate versus methotrexate alone, in conjunction with insights from the withdrawal phase of the study, support the use of Orencia as a first line biologic therapy for patients with RA,” said Michael Giordano, senior vice president, head of development, Oncology and Immunology, Bristol-Myers Squibb.
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April 17, 2015
09:41 EDTBMYBristol-Myers up after Phase III Opdivo study met endpoint, trial stopped early
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09:36 EDTBMYActive equity options trading on open
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09:08 EDTBMYBristol-Myers data should be positive, says SunTrust
SunTrust expects the AACR data for Bristol-Myers' CheckMate-069 Opdivo + Yervoy combo, a treatment for melanoma, to show a positive overall response rate and progressive free survival that exceeds its prior -0004 results. The firm notes that the data is due to be presented on April 20. It raised its 2020 Opdivo revenue estimate to $7.1B versus the Street's $6.9B and raised its price target o n he stock to $74 from $70 while keeping a Buy rating on the shares.
08:58 EDTBMYBristol-Myers jumps 4% after Opdivo study stopped early after meeting endpoint
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08:56 EDTBMYBristol-Myers says Phase III Opdivo study met endpoint, trial stopped early
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April 16, 2015
12:16 EDTBMYEli Lilly and Bristol-Myers restructure Erbitux collaboration in N. America
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08:59 EDTBMYGene therapy companies could benefit from increased attention, says Roth Capital
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April 15, 2015
09:08 EDTBMYOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:41 EDTBMYEBD Group to hold a forum
ChinaBio Partnering Forum 2015 is being held in Shanghai, China on April 15-16.
07:03 EDTBMYLexicon and Bristol-Myers select development candidate for neuropathic pain
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April 8, 2015
08:08 EDTBMYuniQure price target raised to $50 from $28 at Leerink
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08:06 EDTBMYBristol-Myers completes acquisition of Flexus Biosciences
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company announced that it has completed the previously announced planned acquisition of Flexus Biosciences, Inc. The transaction includes full rights to F001287, Flexus’ lead preclinical, small-molecule IDO1-inhibitor targeted for IND filing in the second half of 2015 and an IDO/TDO discovery program that includes its IDO-selective, IDO/TDO dual and TDO-selective compound libraries. A newly formed entity established by the current shareholders of Flexus will retain, from and after the closing, all non-IDO/TDO assets of Flexus including those related to Flexus’ Phase 1 FLT3 and CDK4/6 inhibitor, its earlier stage small-molecule Treg cancer immunotherapy programs, and its current personnel and facilities.
April 7, 2015
07:14 EDTBMYEyeforpharma to hold a summit
Philadelphia 2015 Commercial Pharma Summit is being held in Philadelphia on April 7-8.
April 6, 2015
16:17 EDTBMYOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:44 EDTBMYOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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12:13 EDTBMYuniQure price target raised to $40 from $35 at Piper Jaffray
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08:13 EDTBMYCelldex announces initiation of Phase 1/2 study of Varlilumab combination
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07:33 EDTBMYBristol-Myers announces strategic collaboration with uniQure
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