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January 29, 2013
11:55 EDTCELG, CELG, THLD, THLD, NLNK, NLNKCowen's biotech analyst research team holds an analyst/industry conference call
Biotech Analyst Research Team provides an update on pancreatic cancer with a focus on Celgene, Threshold Pharmaceuticals and NewLink Genetics on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on January 29 at 12 pm.
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November 25, 2014
07:44 EDTNLNKNewLink Genetics price target raised to $48 from $41 at Cantor
Cantor increased its price target on NewLink (NLNK) after the company licensed its Ebola vaccine program to Merck (MRK) for an up-front payment and tiered royalties. The firm keeps a Buy rating on NewLink.
November 24, 2014
10:55 EDTNLNKNewLink Genetics January and April volatility elevated
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07:33 EDTNLNKMerck, NewLink enter licensing, collaboration agreement for Ebola vaccine
Merck (MRK) and NewLink Genetics (NLNK) announced that they have entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement to research, develop, manufacture, and distribute NewLink's investigational rVSV-EBOV vaccine candidate. Under the terms of the agreement, Merck will be granted the exclusive rights to the rVSV-EBOV vaccine candidate as well as any follow-on products. The vaccine candidate is under an exclusive licensing arrangement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of NewLink Genetics. Under these license arrangements, the PHAC retains non-commercial rights pertaining to the vaccine candidate. Phase I clinical trials of the rVSV-EBOV vaccine are now underway at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and the NIAID at the NIH. Additional Phase I studies are underway or planned to begin in the near future at clinical research centers in Switzerland, Germany, Kenya, and Gabon in a World Health Organization-coordinated effort, and in Canada by the Canadian Immunization Research Network.
07:31 EDTNLNKMerck, NewLink Genetics enter into agreement for investigational Ebola vaccine
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November 21, 2014
06:04 EDTCELGCelgene receives positive CHMP opinion for OTEZLA
Celgene announced that the European Medicines Agency’s, or EMA, Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, or CHMP, has adopted a positive opinion for OTEZLA, the company’s oral selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4, or PDE4, in two therapeutic indications, for the treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis in adult patients who failed to respond to or, who have a contraindication to, or are intolerant to other systemic therapy including cyclosporine, methotrexate or psoralen and ultraviolet-A light, or PUVA; alone or in combination with Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs, or DMARD, for the treatment of active psoriatic arthritis in adult patients who have had an inadequate response or who have been intolerant to a prior DMARD therapy.
November 20, 2014
15:14 EDTNLNKTraveler returned from Mali being tested for Ebola in NYC, Daily News reports
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November 19, 2014
09:39 EDTCELGCelgene management to meet with ISI Group
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November 18, 2014
07:34 EDTCELGCelgene presents long-term OTEZLA data at ACR/ARHP meeting
Celgene announced that results from long-term efficacy and safety analyses of OTEZLA from the open-label phase of two PALACE phase III clinical trials were presented at the 2014 American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals annual meeting in Boston. OTEZLA is the Company’s oral, selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4, approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis and for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for phototherapy or systemic therapy. In PALACE 1, 84 percent of patients who completed one year of 30 mg twice daily therapy continued to receive OTEZLA at two years. Improvements in efficacy measures observed at 52 weeks were sustained through 104 weeks of treatment. At week 104, among patients receiving OTEZLA 30 mg twice daily, the ACR20 response rate was 65.3 percent. ACR50 and 70 response rates were 34.0 percent and 19.6 percent, respectively, at week 104. Similar findings were observed in PALACE 4. In this trial, nearly 84 percent of DMARD-naïve patients who completed one year of OTEZLA 30 mg twice daily monotherapy continued to receive OTEZLA at two years. At week 104, among patients treated with OTEZLA 30 mg twice daily monotherapy, an ACR20, 50 and 70 response was reached by 61.4 percent, 40.7 percent and 19.2 percent of patients, respectively. In both PALACE 1 and PALACE 4, changes in other efficacy measures—including the HAQ-DI, which assesses improvements in physical function, and swollen and tender joint counts—were also generally sustained between weeks 52 and 104 with continued OTEZLA treatment. In PALACE 4, treatment with OTEZLA in patients with pre-existing enthesitis or dactylitis, two key manifestations of psoriatic arthritis, resulted in improvements in enthesitis and dactylitis that were sustained through 104 weeks of treatment.
November 17, 2014
08:44 EDTNLNKNebraska Medical announces death of third Ebola patient
The Nebraska Medical Center said via Twitter, "We are sorry to announce that the 3rd Ebola patient, Dr. Martin Salia, has passed away as a result of the advanced symptoms of the disease." Drug companies that are working on experimental Ebola vaccines or treatments include Peregrine (PPHM), Tekmira (TKMR), Sarepta (SRPT), BioCryst (BCRX), Chimerix (CMRX) and NewLink Genetics (NLNK). Some companies that offer protective clothing and waste disposal include Lakeland Industries (LAKE), Alpha Pro Tech (APT) and Sharps Compliance (SMED).
07:16 EDTCELGMilken Institute--Faster Cures to hold a conference
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07:05 EDTTHLDThreshold Pharmaceuticals announces TH-302, bevacizumab Phase 1/2 interim data
Threshold Pharmaceuticals announced interim data from a U.S. investigator-sponsored Phase 1/2 clinical trial of the investigational anticancer drug TH-302 in combination with bevacizumab for the treatment of glioblastoma, or GBM, the most lethal form of brain cancer. All patients in the study had previously progressed on single-agent bevacizumab, the only FDA-approved therapy for GBM patients with progressive disease following prior therapy. As reported by the investigator, in a total of 22 evaluable patients, best responses included one complete response and three partial responses for a response rate of 18%, and ten stable disease assessments for a clinical benefit rate of 64%; eight patients had progressive disease. Median progression-free survival was 2.8 months, and median overall survival was 4.6 months. In addition, the FDA, through its Office of Orphan Product Development, recently awarded Dr. Brenner a grant for a Phase 2 clinical trial of TH-302 for the treatment of GBM. His is one of 15 grants the FDA awarded in 2014 in order to boost the development of medical device, drug, and biological products for patients with rare diseases. According to the FDA, the grants are for clinical studies on safety and/or effectiveness of products that could either result in, or substantially contribute to, approval of the products.
November 14, 2014
17:07 EDTCELGSoros Fund Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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07:14 EDTCELGAmerican College of Rheumatology is holding a meeting
2014 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting is being held in Boston on November 14-19.
November 13, 2014
07:10 EDTTHLDSociety for NeuroOncology to hold a meeting
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