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August 12, 2014
04:55 EDTPTCT, PTCTPTC Therapeutics management to meet with Oppenheimer
Meeting to be held in Toronto on August 18 hosted by Oppenheimer.
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February 12, 2016
08:04 EDTPTCTPTC Therapeutics announces second annual Strive grant award program for DMD
PTC Therapeutics announced the second annual STRIVE grant award program for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, or DMD. STRIVE provides funds to patient advocacy organizations to develop unique and collaborative programs that will make meaningful contributions to the rare disease community by increasing awareness, diagnosis, education or fostering development of future patient advocates. The program is aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of DMD patients. One-year awards of up to $30,000 will be given to the most creative, feasible and sustainable proposals identified by a panel of judges. The deadline for submission of proposals is May 31 and awards will be announced on World Duchenne Awareness Day, on Sept. 7.
February 8, 2016
10:17 EDTPTCTSarepta approval seen as 'long shot' as FDA pushes back decision
Shares of drugmaker Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) took a dive in morning trading after the company said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration delayed a decision on eteplirsen for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. WHAT'S NEW: Sarepta announced that the FDA has pushed out the the Prescription Drug User Fee Act, or PDUFA, date for eteplirsen for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy to May 26. The previous PDUFA date for the eteplirsen new drug application, or NDA, was originally set for late February. FDA POSTPONEMENT: The FDA notified Sarepta that it's submission of 4-year clinical data, including additional six minute walk test and loss of ambulation data compared to historical control, was designated as a "major amendment" to the NDA and that the PDUFA goal date was extended to allow for a full review of the submission. The FDA previously granted eteplirsen Priority Review status, as well as Rare Pediatric Disease Designation, Orphan Drug Designation and Fast Track Status to eteplirsen. WHAT'S NOTABLE: In late January, the FDA postponed a meeting of its advisory committee to review the Sarepta drug due to an inclement weather forecast for Washington D.C. LONG SHOT: Piper Jaffray analyst Edward Tenthoff told investors in a note that the FDA's PDUFA date postponement for eteplirsen is "not surprising" following the delay of the January 22 AdCom due to weather. Tenthoff also noted that a new AdCom has yet to be scheduled. The analyst continues to see eteplirsen accelerated approval by the new PDUFA date as a "long shot." He believes that the panel discussion will be a "plea from the community" to approve something for DMD and that members will not be asked to vote on drug approval. Tenthoff has a Neutral rating and $15 price target on Sarepta. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies developing treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy include BioMarin (BMRN) and PTC Therapeutics (PTCT). PRICE ACTION: Sarepta is down 9.5% in morning trading to $11.06.

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