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March 17, 2014
08:16 EDTLGND, MRKLigand announces $1M milestone payment triggered by FDA approval of NOXAFIL
Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (LGND) announces that it has earned a $1M milestone payment as a result of the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Merck’s (MRK) NOXAFIL injection. This is a new Captisol-enabled formulation of NOXAFIL for intravenous use. Ligand will sell Captisol to Merck for this product under a commercial supply agreement.
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May 22, 2015
10:52 EDTMRKJPMorgan says Actavis shares cheap compared to peers
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07:22 EDTMRKMerck receives positive CHMP opinion for Pembrolizumab in advanced melanoma
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07:15 EDTMRKMerck receives positive CHMP opinion for KEYTRUDA in advanced melanoma
Merck announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, or CHMP, of the European Medicines Agency has adopted a positive opinion recommending approval of KEYTRUDA, the company’s anti-PD-1 therapy, for the treatment of advanced melanoma, as both first-line therapy and in previously treated patients. The CHMP positive opinion for KEYTRUDA, which is based on data in more than 1,500 adult patients with advanced melanoma, will now be reviewed by the European Commission for central marketing authorization in the European Union.
May 19, 2015
07:28 EDTMRKUBS to hold a conference
Global Healthcare Conference is being held in New York on May 18-20 with webcasted company presentations to begin on May 19 at 8 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
06:55 EDTMRKGenocea could be takeover target after data, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Edward Tenthoff expects Genocea Biosciences (GNCA) will report positive Phase II GEN-003 post-immunization results late in Q2. GEN-003 is a therapeutic vaccine for genital herpes targeting Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2. Positive GEN-003 data could position Genocea as a potential acquisition target by a larger vaccine player, Tenthoff tells investors today in a research note. Large vaccine makers include Sanofi (SNY), Merck (MRK), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Pfizer (PFE) and Novartis (NVS). The analyst reiterates an Overweight rating on Genocea with a $14 price target. Shares of the clinical-stage vaccine developer with a $227M market capitalization closed yesterday up 83c to $10.22.
May 14, 2015
09:22 EDTMRKLeerink pharma/biotech analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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May 13, 2015
18:33 EDTMRKMerck to present new Keytruda data on 10 types of cancer at 2015 ASCO meeting
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13:12 EDTMRKSen. Sanders urges VA to break patents on Gilead hepatitis C drugs
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May 12, 2015
13:13 EDTMRKExpert says Norway biosimilar case an 'outlier,' CT Financial News reports
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06:09 EDTMRKThreshold announces Merck receives FDA Fast Track designation for evofosfamide
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May 11, 2015
11:31 EDTLGNDLigand price target raised to $127 from $116 at Roth Capital
Roth Capital raised its price target for Ligand Pharmaceuticals to $127 citing pipeline expansion following the company's Q1 results. Roth recommends "steady accumulation" of the stock and keeps a Buy rating on the name.
08:35 EDTLGNDLigand sees Q2 adjusted EPS 37c-40c, consensus 35c
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08:34 EDTLGNDLigand affirms FY15 adjusted EPS view $2.14-$2.18, consensus $2.13
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08:34 EDTLGNDLigand reports Q1 adjusted EPS 33c, consensus 27c
Reports Q1 revenue $14.6M, consensus $13.53M.
08:16 EDTLGNDLigand acquires rights to over 15 fully-funded development programs from Selexis
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