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February 19, 2013
07:08 EDTISIS, GSKIsis Pharmaceuticals initiates Phase 2/3 study of ISIS-TTR Rx
Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS) has earned a $7.5M milestone payment from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) related to the initiation of a Phase 2/3 clinical study for ISIS-TTRRx. ISIS-TTRRx is an antisense drug in development with GlaxoSmithKline for the treatment of transthyretin amyloidosis, a severe and rare genetic disease characterized by progressive dysfunction of peripheral nerve and/or heart tissues. Isis and GSK recently amended the clinical development plan and financial terms relating to ISIS-TTRRx to support this registration-directed Phase 2/3 clinical study on ISIS-TTRRx. The Phase 2/3 study of ISIS-TTRRx is a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, international study designed to support an application for marketing approval of ISIS-TTRRx in patients with FAP. The fifteen month study will enroll approximately 200 patients randomized 2:1 to receive 300 mg/week of ISIS-TTRRx or placebo and will measure the effects of ISIS-TTRRx on neurological dysfunction and on quality-of-life. The United States Food and Drug administration granted ISIS-TTRRx fast track designation and orphan drug status for the treatment of FAP.
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March 3, 2015
14:17 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline looking for buyers for Nicotinell business, AFR reports
GlaxoSmithKline is looking for a buyer for its Australian nicotine chewing gum business Nicotinell, according to the Australian Financial Review. Reference Link
March 2, 2015
10:00 EDTISISOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:22 EDTISISIsis Pharmaceuticals downgraded at Stifel
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08:06 EDTISISIsis Pharmaceuticals downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel
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07:04 EDTGSK, ISISIsis Pharmaceuticals earns $15M from GlaxoSmithKline for advancing ISIS-TTR Rx
Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS) announced that it has earned a $15M milestone payment from GSK (GSK) related to advancing the Phase 2/3 study of ISIS-TTRRx in patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy. ISIS-TTRRx is an antisense drug Isis is developing with GSK for the treatment of transthyretin amyloidosis, a severe and rare genetic disease characterized by progressive dysfunction of peripheral nerve and/or heart tissues. Including this milestone payment, Isis has generated $60 million in upfront and milestone payments for advancing ISIS-TTRRx. In addition, if GSK elects to exercise its option to exclusively license ISIS-TTRRx, Isis is eligible to receive a license fee, regulatory and sales milestone payments and double-digit royalties on sales of ISIS-TTRRx.
February 27, 2015
09:43 EDTISISIsis Pharmaceuticals sees reporting data on eight or more drugs in FY15
Sees initiating up to 13 studies, broadening pipeline with up to five new drugs in partnered, unpartnered programs.
09:38 EDTISISIsis Pharmaceuticals sees FY15 pro forma NOL in mid-$50M range
Sees ending FY15 with more than $630M in cash, representing net cash outflows of only $100M to move forward its pipeline.
09:34 EDTISISIsis Pharmaceuticals reports Q4 EPS 25c, consensus 2c
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February 26, 2015
15:30 EDTISISNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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February 25, 2015
12:13 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline sees Novartis transaction closing next week
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11:24 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline announces return of alli to retail stores
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February 24, 2015
10:48 EDTISISIsis says ISIS-PKKRx reduced prekallikrein levels in Phase 1 study
Isis Pharmaceuticals announced results from a Phase 1 study with ISIS-PKKRx. In this study, healthy volunteers treated with ISIS-PKKRx achieved dose-dependent reductions of up to 95% in prekallikrein, or PKK, Isis said. ISIS-PKKRx is a RNA-targeted antisense drug designed to inhibit the production of PKK for the prophylactic treatment of hereditary angioedema. ISIS-PKKRx was evaluated in single and multiple doses ranging from 50 mg per week up to 400 mg per week for the single dose and 100 mg up to 400 mg for the multiple doses. After three weeks of dosing, subjects in the 100, 200, 300 and 400 mg multiple-dose cohorts displayed a mean reduction of PKK of 33, 69, 87 and 92%, respectively, from baseline. In this study, ISIS-PKKRx was generally well tolerated.
February 23, 2015
13:33 EDTGSKRBS could name Howard Davies as chairman this week, FT reports
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) could name Howard Davies as its chairman as early as Thursday, when the bank reports its full-year results, the Financial Times reports. Davies is currently chairman of insurance business Phoenix Group and chairs Morgan Stanley's (MS) risk committee. Current RBS Chairman Philip Hampton is set to become GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) chairman as early as this summer. Reference Link
11:17 EDTGSKFTC puts conditions on Novartis's proposed acquisition of GSK oncology drugs
According to the FTC, Global pharmaceutical company Novartis (NVS) has agreed to divest all assets related to its BRAF and MEK inhibitor drugs, currently in development, to Boulder, Colorado-based Array BioPharma (ARRY) to settle charges that Novartis’s $16B acquisition of GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) portfolio of cancer-treatment drugs would likely be anticompetitive...If the acquisition goes forward as proposed, Novartis would likely delay or terminate development of both its BRAF and MEK inhibitors, as well as the combination product. For that reason, Novartis’s acquisition of GSK’s portfolio of cancer-treatment drugs would likely cause significant competitive harm in the U.S. markets for both the BRAF and MEK inhibitors, ultimately raising prices for consumers and depriving them of potentially superior products. Under the terms of the proposed consent agreement, Novartis is required to provide transitional services to Array BioPharma to ensure that development of the BRAF and MEK inhibitors continues uninterrupted and that competition in BRAF and MEK inhibitor markets is not reduced. Reference Link
07:22 EDTISISSunTrust to hold a conference
2015 Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical 1:1 Orphan Drug Day is being held in New York on February 23.
February 20, 2015
15:20 EDTISISIsis Pharmaceuticals management to meet with JPMorgan
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07:23 EDTGSKAbbVie replaces Pfizer as top global pharma pick at Jefferies
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07:08 EDTGSKAmerican Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology to hold annual meeting
2015 Annual Meeting of AAAAI is being held in Houston, Texas on February 20-24.
February 19, 2015
08:23 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline weakness creates buying opportunity, says Argus
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