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June 17, 2014
12:25 EDTICPT, ICPT, ICPT, GILD, GILD, GILD, RPTP, RPTP, RPTP, CNAT, CNAT, CNATSummer Street biotech analyst to hold an analyst/industry conference call
Specialty Pharma & Biotech Analyst Molloy and Chief Scientific Officer Classen, along with an MCRI consultant, provide a preview of Intercept Pharmaceuticals upcoming FLINT trial data from the NIH in July on an Analyst/Industry conference call. Relevant companies ICPT, GILD, RPTP and CNAT may be included on the Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on June 17 at 1 pm.
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November 27, 2015
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06:41 EDTGILDGilead granted marketing authorization in EU for Genvoya
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November 18, 2015
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07:42 EDTICPTIntercept PBC treatment revenue likely to beat expectations, says Oppenheimer
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November 17, 2015
10:47 EDTGILDBristol-Myers strength attributed to sale chatter
The move higher in shares of Bristol-Myers (BMY) is being attributed by traders to chatter of a sale. The stock is up 2%, or $1.06, to $66.08 in morning trading. The unconfirmed talk has the company possibly approaching Gilead (GILD) about buyout interest. Bristol's market capitalization is just above $110B while Gilead's is just above $150B. Shares of Gilead are up 74c to $104.55.
November 16, 2015
09:04 EDTGILDGilead says Phase 3 Zydelig study shows 'clinical benefit'
Gilead announced that its Phase 3 Study 115 evaluating Zydelig added to standard therapy in previously-treated chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients will be unblinded early. The DMC recommendation is based upon a predefined interim analysis indicating a statistically significant benefit in efficacy for progression-free survival and overall survival in patients receiving Zydelig plus bendamustine and rituximab, compared to those receiving only bendamustine and rituximab. The safety profile of Zydelig was consistent with prior studies. Detailed results from this study will be presented during a late-breaking abstracts session at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology in Orlando, Florida taking place December 5-8. "The clinical benefit observed in this Phase 3 study adds to the body of evidence demonstrating the potential of Zydelig-containing treatment regimens for patients with previously treated CLL," said Norbert W. Bischofberger, PhD, Gilead's Executive Vice President, Research and Development and Chief Scientific Officer. "We look forward to sharing the detailed scientific data with the hematology community at the upcoming ASH meeting."
November 15, 2015
20:17 EDTGILDGilead presents results from four Phase 3 studies of sofosbuvir/velpatasvir
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15:47 EDTGILDGilead reports data from multiple studies of Viread, TAF, others
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15:37 EDTCNATConatus says emricasan abstract selected as noteworthy, sees topline data 1H18
Conatus Pharmaceuticals announced that the company's late-breaking oral presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases -- entitled "Emricasan administered orally for 28 days lowers portal pressure in patients with compensated cirrhosis and severe portal hypertension" -- was selected as one of 16 key abstracts. Conatus CEO Steven Mento remarked, "Based in part on these encouraging clinical results, we recently introduced a strategy for the initial registration of emricasan involving multiple parallel Phase 2b clinical trials, the... ENCORE trials. We expect to initiate the ENCORE trials on a staggered basis over the next 15 months and expect top-line results to be available periodically beginning in 1H18."
15:08 EDTICPTIntercept reports analysis of Phase 3 obeticholic acid study, other data
Intercept announced results from three studies in primary biliary cirrhosis, recently renamed primary biliary cholangitis, for presentation at the American Academy for the Study of Liver Diseases annual meeting. The studies evaluate investigational use of obeticholic acid, Intercept's lead farnesoid X receptor agonist. In a presentation titled, "Clinical Epidemiology of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis based on a Large U.S. Laboratory Database: Incidence and Trends in Serum Alkaline Phosphatase," an analysis of a clinical database of more than 575,000 patients who received an anti-mitochondrial antibody test showed that, of those patients, 6,107 were classified as having probable PBC based on a positive AMA test and ALP greater than the upper limit of normal at any time prior to AMA testing or up to one month following AMA testing. The study found that 69% of those likely PBC patients continued to have elevated ALP two years after the first positive AMA test. Meanwhile, a presentation titled "A Trial-Based Model of Liver Transplant and Liver-Related Death in Patients with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis" includes an analysis of data from the Phase 3 POISE trial of OCA in PBC using the UK-PBC predictive model of transplant-free survival based on ALP, bilirubin, alanine transaminase, albumin and platelet count. Risk was assessed at 5, 10 and 15 years based on a 12-month change from baseline in patients treated with OCA plus or minus ursodiol or placebo plus or minus ursodiol at the end of the POISE study. The UK-PBC risk algorithm showed a significantly lower risk of liver transplant or liver-related death in OCA-treated patients compared to placebo. Lastly, a presentation titled "Physician versus Patient Perceptions of Medical Care Quality in Primary Biliary Cirrhosis" showed that patients may not be properly informed about their ALP scores and the nature of PBC symptoms.
14:38 EDTICPTIntercept reports analyses of OCA in fatty liver patients
Intercept Pharmaceuticals announced new results from the non-invasive evaluation of liver fibrosis in patients from the FLINT trial of obeticholic acid, or OCA, for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH. In the trial, treatment with once daily 25 mg OCA was shown to reverse fibrosis in a "significant proportion" of biopsy-proven NASH patients, as observed by repeat liver biopsy at the end of the double-blind treatment phase at week 72, according to the company. Post-hoc analysis evaluated the early predictive value of three known non-invasive fibrosis tests -- FIB-4, APRI and NFS -- in identifying patients who experienced improvement in fibrosis. Each was assessed at baseline and over the course of treatment and then correlated with histologic changes observed in the OCA and placebo patients. The analysis demonstrated that OCA treatment of NASH patients led to a statistically significant decrease in FIB-4 from baseline as compared to placebo. Further, a decline in FIB-4 of 10% after 24 weeks of treatment predicted improvement in fibrosis by at least one stage as assessed by biopsy at 72 weeks, according to Intercept. Similarly, OCA-treated patients experienced a significant decrease in APRI as compared to placebo, and a 34% reduction in APRI at 24 weeks predicted improvement in fibrosis by at least one stage at 72 weeks. On average, OCA treatment reduced the FIB-4 score to less than 1.3 and the APRI score to less than 0.5, the respective cut-off values associated with advanced fibrosis, while placebo patients remained above these cut-offs. While NFS declined in the OCA-treated patients and increased in the placebo patients, it did not appear to be sensitive to changes in fibrosis, the company said.

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