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June 10, 2014
16:05 EDTRHHBYHealth Canada approves Roche's HPV test for screening cervical cancer
Roche announced that Health Canada approved the cobas 4800 HPV Test for use as a first-line primary screening test for cervical cancer in women 25 and older. Roche has also launched the fully automated CINtec PLUS test to improve the detection and early intervention of pre-cancerous cervical disease. The Health Canada approved CINtec PLUS cytology test helps identify women with high-grade pre-cancerous cervical lesions who need immediate colposcopy. Roche's portfolio of cervical cancer screening products provides the most comprehensive strategies for cervical cancer prevention and treatment. The cobas 4800 HPV Test provides both pooled high-risk HPV DNA results and individual detection of HPV 16 and HPV 18, the two types responsible for about 70% of cervical cancer. Health Canada's decision to approve the expanded use for the cobas 4800 HPV Test was based on results from the landmark ATHENA trial, which enrolled more than 47,000 women. The study demonstrated that one in four women who are HPV 16 positive will have cervical disease within three years and that nearly 1 in 7 women with normal Pap cytology who were HPV 16 positive actually had high-grade cervical disease that was missed by cytology.
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July 24, 2014
06:13 EDTRHHBYRoche reaffirms outlook for 2014
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06:12 EDTRHHBYRoche reports 1H core EPS CHF 7.57 vs. CHF 7.58 last year
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July 23, 2014
09:08 EDTRHHBYUltragenyx appoints Sunil Agarwal, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer
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July 22, 2014
05:21 EDTRHHBYRoche announces Genentech Avastin granted priority review by FDA
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July 21, 2014
07:11 EDTRHHBYInternational Society of DNA Vaccines to hold a conference
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06:43 EDTRHHBYGrowing market for hepatitis-C treatment prompts legal scramble, WSJ says
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July 20, 2014
15:42 EDTRHHBYRoche not looking for big acquisitions, Reuters says
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July 17, 2014
17:42 EDTRHHBYCepheid says Roche patent suit will not have material adverse impact on results
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July 16, 2014
11:23 EDTRHHBYRoche Alzheimer drug shows mixed results in trial, NYT says
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06:26 EDTRHHBYBristol-Myers lung cancer trials being underestimated, says Citigroup
After building a statistical model of Bristol-Myers' two critical registration trials for Opdivo in lung cancer, Citigroup believes the market is "materially" underestimating both Phase III trials. Citi says potential Opdivo FDA approval in 2015 in lung cancer would give Bristol-Myers an up to two year lead time versus Merck (MRK) and Roche (RHHBY). The firm estimates 2023 Opdivo revenue at $7B and reiterates a Buy rating on Bristol with a $60 price target.
July 15, 2014
05:37 EDTRHHBYGenentech Avastin granted priority review by FDA
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July 14, 2014
11:20 EDTRHHBYExelixis seen as potential target for Roche, TheStreet says
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July 10, 2014
10:02 EDTRHHBYRoche unit, Merck KGaA to develop companion test for cancer treatment
Ventana Medical Systems, a member of the Roche Group (RHHBY), announced it has entered into an agreement with Merck KGaA (MKGAY), which operates as EMD Serono in the United States and Canada, to collaborate with Merck KGaA's biopharmaceutical division on the development and commercialization of a companion diagnostic for an undisclosed target using Ventana's proprietary diagnostic assays.

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