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May 21, 2014
12:55 EDTRCPT, RCPT, NVS, NVS, BIIB, BIIBSummer Street chief scientific officer holds an analyst/industry conference call
Chief Scientific Officer Classen and Biotech Analyst Werther discuss novel drugs for Multiple Sclerosis, including drugs manufactured by RCPT, NVS and BIIB, on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on May 21 at 1:30 pm.
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August 29, 2014
12:23 EDTNVSNovartis drug data to be presented this weekend
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12:18 EDTNVSOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:07 EDTNVSHigh option volume stocks
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10:51 EDTNVSUnited Therapeutics jumps after court rules generic will infringe
United Therapeutics (UTHR) alleged patent infringement against Sandoz, a unit of Novartis (NVS), related to the latter's filing for approval of a generic version of United Therapeutics' remodulin drug. A New Jersey court ruled today that Sandoz's proposed ANDA product will infringe the claims of UTC's '117 patent, according to a court filing. Following the court ruling, shares of United Therapeutics are up 15% to $105.39 in morning trading.
10:17 EDTNVSInnoPharma announces FDA approval of generic Dacogen
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10:04 EDTNVSNovartis hematopoietic support for ALL patients granted orphan status
Novartis' hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells expanded ex-vivo with a low molecular weight aryl hydrocarbon receptor antagonist was granted orphan designation as a hematopoietic support in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, the FDA stated. Reference Link
08:46 EDTNVSNovartis has a conference call hosted by JPMorgan
JPMorgan Analyst Vosser hosts a conference call with CEO Joe Jimenez on September 5 at 8 am.
August 28, 2014
08:40 EDTNVSPositive data on Novartis LCZ696 could raise sales outlook, says Leerink
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August 27, 2014
09:08 EDTBIIBNektar could see $100M in revenue from Baxter drug, says Roth Capital
Roth Capital believes that Baxter's (BAX) BAX-855 drug delivered compelling Phase III data, and the firm expects the drug to compete effectively against Biogen's (BIIB) Eloctate. Roth expects BAX-855 to launch in 1Q16 and believes it could generate up to $100M in annual revenue for Nektar. The firm keeps a $21 price target and Buy rating on Nektar.
08:21 EDTBIIBNICE recommends Tecfidera for multiple sclerosis
Dimethyl fumarate is recommended as a possible treatment for people with active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis that isn't highly active or rapidly evolving severe relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, the U.K.'s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence stated in guidance posted to its website. Reference Link
August 26, 2014
11:21 EDTBIIBBiogen added to short term buy list at Deutsche Bank
10:20 EDTRCPTSummer Street chief scientific officer holds an analyst/industry conference call
Chief Scientific Officer Classen discusses Receptos' RPC1063 for the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on August 26 at 11 am.
August 25, 2014
16:13 EDTRCPTOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks began the session in positive territory and proceeded to tack on gains throughout the morning. Despite a disappointing report on new home sales in July, the S&P surpassed the 2,000 level for the first time before noon. The market pared its gains shortly after the milestone was reached and drifted for the remainder of the session on light volume, as trading activity may be restrained all week ahead of the Labor Day weekend. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Chicago Fed's National Activity index jumped to 0.39 in July from an upwardly revised 0.21 in June. Markit's preliminary August services PMI came in at 58.5, which was down from a prior reading of 60.8 but above the 58.0 consensus projection. New home sales dropped 2.4% to a 412K rate in July, missing expectations for them to have risen to a 430K annualized rate. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of InterMune (ITMN) surged $19.05, or 35.41%, to $72.85 after the company agreed to be acquired by Roche (RHHBY) for $74.00 per share in an all-cash transaction. The deal announcement comes less than two weeks after Bloomberg reported that Roche, along with big pharma peers Sanofi (SNY) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), had made takeover bids for the smaller drugmaker. A number of other biotech companies gained following the deal announcement, including bigger names like Gilead (GILD) and Celgene (CELG) and smaller ones such as Achillion Pharmaceuticals (ACHN) and Receptos (RCPT)... Burger King (BKW) shares rose $5.29, or 19.51%, to $32.40 after the company confirmed it is in talks regarding a potential strategic transaction with Canadian donut chain Tim Hortons (THI). Shares of Tim Horton's trading in New York also gained $11.88, or 18.91%, to $74.72 following the confirmation of news first reported by The Wall Street Journal. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the other notable gainers was Advaxis (ADXS), which advanced 75c, or 23.08%, to $4.00 after announcing it has entered into a clinical trial collaboration agreement with Merck (MRK). Also rising were shares of Comtech (CMTL), which jumped $1.70, or 4.84%, to $36.81 after Reuters said the company is working with Citigroup to explore a potential sale. Among the noteworthy losers was Chinese internet and software company Qihoo 360 Technology (QIHU), which fell $7.88, or 7.74%, to $93.87 despite reporting second quarter earnings and revenue that beat analysts' estimates. Also lower were shares of GrubHub (GRUB), which fell $3.60, or 8.42%, to $39.16 after filing to sell 10M shares of common stock. INDEXES: The Dow gained 75.65, or 0.44%, to 17,076.87, the Nasdaq rose 18.80, or 0.41%, to 4,557.35, and the S&P 500 advanced 9.54, or 0.48%, to 1,997.94.
August 22, 2014
12:39 EDTBIIBThese five companies will benefit from increased ALS awareness, MarketWatch says
A recent surge in funding for Lou Gehrig's disease, or ALS, caused by the Ice Bucket challenge that is widespread on social media outlets, will benefit five pharmaceutical companies that are involved in the development of a cure for ALS, according to MarketWatch. The companies that are or have been involved in developing a treatment for ALS include Biogen Idec (BIIB), Avanir Pharmaceuticals (AVNR), Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS), Sanofi (SNY), and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), MarketWatch added. Reference Link
11:01 EDTRCPTBiotechnology Value Fund reports 5.3% passive stake in Receptos
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August 20, 2014
12:06 EDTNVSNovartis treatment for pigmented villonodular synovitis gets orphan designation
According to a post on the FDA's website, Novartis' recombinant human monoclonal antibody of the IgG1 kappa class against human macrophage colony-stimulating factor received orphan designation. Reference Link
05:17 EDTNVSNovartis provides drug candidate compounds to TB Alliance
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August 19, 2014
05:11 EDTNVSGamida Cell announces investment, option agreement with Novartis
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August 18, 2014
16:29 EDTRCPTARCH Venture Fund reports 6.6% stake in Receptos
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07:35 EDTNVSApricus Biosciences launches topical ED treatment in Germany
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