Quest Diagnostics pullback a buying opportunity, says Maxim Maxim recommends using yesterday's pullback in shares of Quest Diagnostics as a buying opportunity. The firm views the company's 2014 outlook as conservative and reiterates a Buy rating on the stock.
RedHill Biopharma acquires techonology from University of Minnesota RedHill Biopharma (RDHL) has entered into a license agreement with the University of Minnesota to acquire the rights to a patented technology to support the development of a commercial diagnostic test for detection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis bacterium. RedHill's Crohn's disease program RHB-104, currently undergoing a first Phase III study, is based on evidence that Crohn's disease is caused by MAP infection in susceptible patients. As part of development for RHB-104, RedHill is developing, in collaboration with Quest Diagnostics (DGX), a diagnostic test to aid in detecting the presence of MAP in whole blood. RedHill will pay the University of Minnesota a one-time upfront payment and an additional potential milestone payment for the licensed technology. A pre-submission meeting with the FDA to discuss the development path for the diagnostic test is scheduled for January 2015.