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August 11, 2014
11:58 EDTNVO, SNY, LLY, MNKDMannKind rallies after inking licensing agreement with Sanofi
Shares of MannKind (MNKD), a development-stage biopharmaceutical company, are rallying after the company announced that it has formed an exclusive licensing agreement for the development and commercialization of Afrezza inhaled insulin with drug giant Sanofi (SNY). WHAT'S NEW: MannKind and Sanofi this morning said they would develop and commercialize Afrezza for adults with diabetes. The companies plan to launch Afrezza in the United States in the first quarter of 2015. Under the terms of the agreement, MannKind will receive an upfront payment of $150M and potential milestone payments of up to $775M. Sanofi will be responsible for global commercial, regulatory and development activities, while MannKind will manufacture Afrezza at its manufacturing facility in Danbury, Connecticut. The companies are also planning to collaborate to expand manufacturing capacity to meet global demand as necessary. Sanofi and MannKind will share profits and losses on a global basis, with Sanofi retaining 65% and MannKind receiving 35%. Sanofi has agreed to advance to MannKind its share of the collaboration's expenses up to a limit of $175M, the companies said. WHAT'S NOTABLE: MannKind also reported its second quarter earnings this morning. Second quarter losses per share were (19c), missing analysts' consensus expectation of (12c). Total operating expenses for the quarter were $69.8M versus $41.6M in the year-ago period and research and development expenses increased by $10.2M to $37.3M compared to the same quarter in 2013. ANALYST REACTION: Piper Jaffray, which has a Neutral rating on MannKind shares, views the Sanofi partnership as "impressive" given the "meaningful" upfront payment, shared economics and an advance of expenses. Piper believes investors will view the partnership and terms favorably. PRICE ACTION: Near noon, MannKind shares were up 91c, or 11%, to $9.04, while Sanofi shares were up 7c, or 0.1%, to $52.39. OTHERS TO WATCH: Novo Nordisk (NVO) and Eli Lilly (LLY) also make fast-acting insulin.
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September 2, 2015
08:47 EDTNVONovo Nordisk has a conference call with JPMorgan
JPMorgan Analyst Vosser will host a conference call with CFO Jesper Brandgaard on September 2 at 9 am.
September 1, 2015
16:17 EDTSNYArdelyx regains NaP2b program from Sanofi
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09:01 EDTSNYRegeneron and Sanofi announces Praluent Phase 3 data
Regeneron (REGN) and Sanofi (SNY) announced that, in a new pooled analysis of heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia patients included in the ODYSSEY clinical trial program, Praluent significantly reduced bad cholesterol, known as low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. This analysis included 1,257 HeFH patients, the largest group of HeFH patients ever studied in a Phase 3 program. At week 24, when the primary efficacy endpoint was assessed, patients treated with Praluent had an average 56 percent greater reduction in LDL-C compared to placebo in both arms. Reductions were observed as early as week 4 and were maintained for the duration of therapy, until week 78.
August 31, 2015
09:07 EDTSNYSanofi, Google Life Sciences to collaborate to improve diabetes health outcomes
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06:35 EDTSNYAlnylam price target raised to $184 from $180 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Edward Tenthoff raised his price target for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY) to $184 saying the company over the weekend reported positive Phase I data on ALN-PCS showing LDL-cholesterol lowering comparable to Amgen (AMGN) and Sanofi/Regeneron's (REGN) anti-PCSK9 antibodies, but with only quarterly or potentially every 6-month injections. Tenthoff recommends using the recent pullback in shares of Alnylam as a buying opportunity and keeps an Overweight rating on the name.
05:36 EDTMNKDStocks with implied volatility movement; MNKD ABT
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August 30, 2015
15:50 EDTSNYAlnylam, The Medicines Co. say ALN-PCSsc reduces LDL cholesterol as much as 83%
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August 28, 2015
10:03 EDTNVOOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:01 EDTSNYAmgen pricing for Repatha competitive with Praluent, says Piper Jaffray
After the FDA announced last night that it has approved Amgen's (AMGN) Repatha injection, Piper Jaffray analyst Joshua Schimmer said that the drug's indications seem "generally in line" with those for Praluent from Regeneron (REGN) and Sanofi (SNY). Amgen disclosed an annual WAC of $14,100 for Repatha, which the analyst notes is about $500 per year below Praluent, but Schimmer said that the actual recognized price for each will ultimately be determined by discounting. Schimmer also noted that Amgen said it is working with payers and other purchasers on "innovative pricing programs," though he is uncertain if that means the company is working on a kind of "pay per performance" scheme. The analyst, who believes the market will prove large enough for both treatments, keeps a $200 price target and Overweight rating on Amgen shares.
06:46 EDTNVONovo Nordisk initiated with a Market Perform at Leerink
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August 27, 2015
19:14 EDTSNYExpress Scripts to cover both Repatha, Praluent for now, Bloomberg says
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10:32 EDTLLYFDA approvals Synjardy tablets for adults with Type 2 diabetes
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05:54 EDTMNKDStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; MNKD AMBA
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05:20 EDTLLYEli Lilly, Adocia initiate new Phase 1b study of BioChaperone Lispro
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August 26, 2015
05:52 EDTMNKDStocks with implied volatility movement; TSM MNKD
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August 25, 2015
17:11 EDTLLYU.S. District Court rules in Eli Lilly's favor on Alimta vitamin regimen patent
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August 20, 2015
13:26 EDTLLYOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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11:33 EDTLLY, NVO, SNYLeerink major pharmaceuticals analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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09:47 EDTMNKDMannKind failed to settle loan by deadline, TheStreet's Feuerstein says
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07:37 EDTLLYEli Lilly's Jardiance for diabetes meets primary endpoint in clinical trial
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