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February 27, 2014
09:55 EDTPFE, PFE, NVS, NVS, LLY, LLYHouse Energy & Commerce Committee to hold a hearing
The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee holds a hearing entitled, "Counterfeit Drugs: Fighting Illegal Supply Chains" with VP Clark of Pfizer (PFE), Product Security Manager Moreau of Novartis (NVS) and Attorney Longbottom of Eli Lilly (LLY) on February 27 at 10 am. Webcast Link
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May 28, 2015
09:00 EDTPFEPfizer has 'significant capacity' for additional deals, says JPMorgan
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08:35 EDTLLYEli Lilly reports final results of Phase III trial for Alimta
Eli Lilly announced final results of the Phase III PROCLAIM trial, a randomized, Phase III superiority study of patients with locally-advanced, nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer, which evaluated Lilly's Alimta in combination with cisplatin with concurrent radiation followed by maintenance Alimta in comparison with etoposide and cisplatin plus concurrent radiation, followed by consolidation chemotherapy of the oncologist's choice. Those treated on the pemetrexed arm achieved a median overall survival of 26.8 months as compared to 25 months for those treated on the etoposide arm. Median progression-free survival was 11.4 months on the pemetrexed arm versus 9.8 months on the etoposide arm and an overall response rate of 35.9% on the pemetrexed arm and 33% on the etoposide arm.
08:33 EDTPFEPfizer announces $3M grants program to further research in breast cancer
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08:09 EDTLLYEli Lilly to present data from several trials of Cyramza for cancer
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May 27, 2015
08:32 EDTLLYEli Lilly's Humalog KwikPen approved by FDA
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08:32 EDTNVSNovartis entered into collaboration with Rani Therapeutics, Reuters says
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07:33 EDTNVSIncyte says clinical portfolio to be featured in 23 abstract presentations
Incyte Corporation (INCY) announced that 23 abstracts detailing studies from its clinical development pipeline, including those conducted by Incyte, Novartis (NVS) and independent investigators, will be presented at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology and European Hematology Association annual meetings. These conferences will take place from May 29th – June 2nd in Chicago, IL and June 11th – 14th in Vienna, Austria. “The abstracts to be presented at ASCO and EHA showcase the depth and breadth of our development pipeline in oncology, as well as the success of our collaboration with Novartis,” stated Rich Levy, MD, Incyte’s Chief Drug Development Officer. “Incyte is committed to translating R&D excellence into new medicines which can improve patients’ lives, and these data, including novel:novel combinations from within our portfolio, provide further evidence of our ongoing progress.”
05:22 EDTNVSNovartis to present data on 21 medicines, 11 investigational compounds at ASCO
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May 26, 2015
14:07 EDTPFEFDA approves request for updated package insert for Prevnar 13
The FDA approved a request from Pfizer's Wyeth Pharmaceuticals to supplement the biologics license application for Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine, or Prevnar 13, to update the package insert to include data from the CAPiTA confirmatory efficacy study in adults. Reference Link
May 22, 2015
10:52 EDTPFE, NVS, LLYJPMorgan says Actavis shares cheap compared to peers
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May 21, 2015
08:39 EDTNVSNovartis initiates Phase 1 PCA062, triggering milestone payment to ImmunoGen
In a regulatory filing, ImmunoGen disclosed Novartis (NVS) Institutes for BioMedical Research notified ImmunoGen (IMGN) that Novartis had initiated Phase I, first-in-human clinical testing of a product candidate, PCA062, utilizing antibody-drug conjugate technology. Pursuant to the license taken under our 2010 Multi-Target Agreement, this start of clinical testing triggers a $5M milestone payment to ImmunoGen.
07:37 EDTLLY, PFEPfizer replaces AbbVie as top global pharma pick at Jefferies
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05:19 EDTNVSNovartis Afinitor extended PFS in Phase III trial in GI or lung origin NET
Novartis announced that the Phase III study of Afinitor tablets plus best supportive care in patients with advanced nonfunctional neuroendocrine tumors, or NET, of gastrointestinal, or GI, or lung origin met its primary endpoint: significant extension of progression-free survival, or PFS, compared to placebo plus best supportive care. The RADIANT-4 study is part of one of the largest clinical trial programs in NET.
May 20, 2015
11:36 EDTNVSNovartis says COPD programs met endpoints in Phase III study
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07:46 EDTPFEDeutsche Bank positive on potential Pfizer, GSK merger
Deutsche Bank analyst Gregg Gilbert believes a large foreign deal for Pfizer (PFE) may make sense and says a buyout of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) could be "materially" accretive to earnings while improving the company's tax situation over time. Gilbert assumes a $60 per share buyout price for GlaxoSmithKline in a research note this morning titled "Introducing 'PfizerKline'". The stock closed yesterday up 2c to $44.68. Gilbert reiterates a Buy rating on Pfizer with a $41 price target. Shares ended yesterday up 23c to $34.21.
May 19, 2015
08:57 EDTNVSLeerink biotech analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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06:55 EDTPFE, NVSGenocea 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 18, 2015
12:29 EDTNVSCorium announces publication of data for needle-free transdermal flu vaccine
Corium International announced the publication of "promising" data on the use of its needle-free transdermal system to deliver influenza vaccine in the June 9 issue of Vaccine. The manuscript, entitled "Fabrication of cell culture-derived influenza vaccine dissolvable microstructures and evaluation of immunogenicity in guinea pigs," details results of a preclinical study conducted by Novartis Vaccines (NVS) and Corium. The results demonstrate the compatibility of Corium's MicroCor needle-free transdermal system with cell culture-derived influenza vaccines, and establish its potential as a next-generation vaccine delivery system, the company said.
07:38 EDTNVSNovartis outlook has improved, says Bernstein
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06:58 EDTPFEActavis CEO says chances of Pfizer offer are 'unlikely', Financial Times says
Actavis (ACT) CEO Brent Saunders said the chances of Pfizer (PFE) making an offer are "incredibly unlikely," reports the Financial Times. Saunders said he has heard the gossip that Actavis could become a takeover target for a larger group, but he spends "zero time thinking about it." Reference Link
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