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June 9, 2014
11:50 EDTAZN, CGIXCancer Genetics rises after selection by AstraZeneca unit
Shares of Cancer Genetics (CGIX), an early-stage, diagnostic company that focuses on developing and commercializing genomic tests and services focused on improving cancer care, are higher this morning after the company announced a partnership with AstraZeneca (AZN). WHAT'S NEW: AstraZeneca CAMCAR, a division of the pharmaceutical giant that serves Central American and Caribbean countries, has selected Cancer Genetics to provide diagnostic testing based on biomarkers for cancer. CGI will perform complex testing for diagnosis and prognosis of cancer patients in Central America and the Caribbean. Under the terms of the agreement, CGI will be working closely with AZ-CAMCAR on exploring opportunities to expand into additional geographic territories, more cancer categories and into select oncology trials. This partnership will focus on multiple cancer categories beginning with lung cancer, as the Pan American Health Organization, or PAHO, expects cases the number of new cases and deaths from lung cancer to double in Latin America by 2030. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Cancer Genetics Chief Executive Officer Panna Sharma commented, "We believe our ability to provide accurate, state-of-the-art biomarker-based testing was a key factor in AstraZeneca’s decision to partner with us, and serves as a testament to the growing global awareness of the value of our brand. We are committed to positively impacting cancer care globally, and this relationship serves as another major milestone in fulfilling that mission." PRICE ACTION: Cancer Genetics is trading up 38c, or 3.4%, to $11.58 in late-morning trading.
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December 22, 2014
06:44 EDTAZNPfizer 'unlikely' to make fresh bid for AstraZeneca, Reuters reports
AstraZeneca (AZN) CEO Pascal Soriot told Swedish business daily Dagens Industri that Pfizer (PFE) is "unlikely" to make a fresh bid for the company, Reuters reports. Reference Link
December 19, 2014
15:18 EDTAZNAstraZeneca confirms FDA approval of LYNPARZA
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12:12 EDTAZNMyriad Genetics receives FDA approval of BRACAnalysis CDx
Myriad Genetics (MYGN) announced that it has received approval from the U.S. FDA for BRACAnalysis CDx to be used as the only companion diagnostic in conjunction with AstraZeneca's (AZN) drug Lynparza. Lynparza is the first poly ADP-ribose polymerase inhibitor for patients with germline mutations in BRCA1/2 advanced ovarian cancer who have had three or more lines of chemotherapy. BRACAnalysis CDx is Myriad's first FDA-approved companion diagnostic for use with a novel PARP inhibitor. BRACAnalysis CDx is a highly accurate molecular companion diagnostic test that identifies deleterious or suspected deleterious mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, using DNA obtained from a blood sample. BRACAnalysis CDx was proven in clinical studies to effectively identify patients with BRCA mutations who would be candidates for Lynparza. The approval of BRACAnalysis CDx demonstrates Myriad's commitment to developing companion diagnostics and is the culmination of an intensive, multiyear scientific collaboration with AstraZeneca to advance personalized medicine for women with ovarian cancer.
11:45 EDTAZNFDA approves Lynparza to treat advanced ovarian cancer
The U.S. FDA granted accelerated approval to Lynparza, a new drug treatment for women with advanced ovarian cancer associated with defective BRCA genes, as detected by an FDA-approved test. Lynparza is marketed by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, based in Wilmington, Delaware. Reference Link
December 15, 2014
07:33 EDTAZNAdvaxis announces FDA acceptance of INDA to commence clinical trials of ADXS-HPV
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December 11, 2014
16:03 EDTAZNAmgen, AstraZeneca to present results from Phase 3 plaque psoriasis study
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07:28 EDTAZNCBI to hold a summit
2nd Specialty Data Optimization Summit is being held in Philadelphia on December 11.
December 9, 2014
09:10 EDTAZNARIAD takeover rumors rekindled, Independent says
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08:02 EDTAZNMoventig approved in EU for opioid-induced constipation
Nektar (NKTR) reported partner AstraZeneca (AZN) announced that MOVENTIG has been granted Marketing Authorisation by the European Commission for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation in adult patients who have had an inadequate response to laxative. MOVENTIG is the first once-daily oral peripherally-acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist to be approved in the European Union.
07:44 EDTAZNAmerican Association for Cancer Research to hold a symposium
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07:32 EDTCGIXCancer Genetics to receive $530,000 through NJ Technology Business Tax Program
Cancer Genetics announced that it has received preliminary approval for a $570,000 tax credit from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program for the year 2014. The company anticipates that it will be able to transfer this credit and receive approximately $530,000 in cash in mid-December.
December 8, 2014
07:37 EDTCGIXCancer Genetics announces launch of sequencing based panel for CLL
Cancer Genetics announced it has been licensed by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments to perform Focus::CLL, the company's unique next-generation sequencing-based panel for chronic lymphocytic leukemia and small lymphocytic lymphoma. The panel assesses seven genes with clinical relevance for prognosis, disease management, and treatment selection. The targeted NGS panel was designed to offer actionable and immediately relevant information for clinicians. With an analytical sensitivity of 5%, the test is able to detect biomarker mutations and aberrations that are present at very low levels and which may be missed by other, less sensitive methodologies. Improved sensitivity can lead to enhanced diagnostic and prognostic capabilities for this disease and improved patient outcomes.
07:05 EDTAZNInnocoll appoints Tony Zook as CEO
Innocoll AG (INNL) announced that Tony Zook, formerly executive vice president, Global Commercial Operations, at AstraZeneca (AZN), has been appointed CEO effectively immediately. Michael Myers, will continue with the company as head of Portfolio Operations.

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