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January 8, 2014
09:06 EDTSGEN, ABBVSeattle Genetics further expands ADC collaboration with AbbVie
Seattle Genetics (SGEN) announced that it has further expanded its antibody-drug conjugate collaboration with AbbVie (ABBV). Under the expanded deal, AbbVie will pay an upfront fee of $25M for additional rights to utilize Seattle Genetics’ ADC technology with AbbVie antibodies against oncology targets, including access to Seattle Genetics’ pyrrolobenzodiazepine dimer ADC technology and EC-mAb site-specific conjugation technology. In addition, Seattle Genetics could receive up to approximately $255M in potential license fees and milestone payments per target, upon achieving predetermined development and commercial objectives, as well as mid-to-high single-digit royalties on worldwide net sales of any resulting products.
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September 29, 2014
07:26 EDTABBVInforma Business Information to hold a conference
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06:49 EDTSGENSeattle Genetics, Takeda announce positive data from Phase 3 trial of Adcetris
Seattle Genetics and Takeda Pharmaceutical announced that patients with Hodgkin lymphoma who received ADCETRIS as consolidation therapy immediately following an autologous stem cell transplantation lived significantly longer without disease progression compared to patients who received placebo. The phase 3 clinical trial, known as AETHERA, compared the use of single agent ADCETRIS to placebo in 329 patients with HL who were at risk of relapse. ADCETRIS is an antibody-drug conjugate directed to CD30, a defining marker of classical HL. The AETHERA trial met its primary endpoint with ADCETRIS treatment resulting in a statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival versus placebo as assessed by an independent central review committee, which equates to a 75% improvement in PFS. PFS was assessed after a minimum of two years post initiation of treatment for all study patients. A pre-specified interim analysis of overall survival showed no statistically significant difference between the treatment arms. Patients on both study arms with progression of HL received a variety of subsequent therapies. Notably, most patients on the placebo arm received ADCETRIS after progression. A further analysis of overall survival is planned in 2016.
05:47 EDTSGENSeattle Genetics to host conference call
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September 28, 2014
13:35 EDTABBVAbbVie releases results from ongoing Phase 2 study of veliparib
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September 26, 2014
17:59 EDTSGENSeattle Genetics up nearly 4% after hours after setting date for ADCETRIS data
16:55 EDTABBVMarket ends week lower after inversion crackdown, mixed data
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09:49 EDTABBVAbbVie considering $7B more in financing for Shire agreement, Bloomberg says
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09:21 EDTABBVAbbVie considering $7B more in financing for Shire deal, Bloomberg reports
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September 25, 2014
08:06 EDTABBVAbbVie's pediatric drug for Cron's disease Humira approved by FDA
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September 24, 2014
09:11 EDTABBVSummer Street Director of Research to hold an analyst/industry conference call
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09:07 EDTSGENSeattle Genetics reports additional data from Phase 1 trial of ADCETRIS
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07:13 EDTABBVTreasury rules put downside risk on AbbVie, Shire deal, says Jefferies
Jefferies believes Treasury's new inversion rules create downside risk to AbbVie's (ABBV) acquisition of Shire (SHPG) from a value perspective. The firm thinks "many reasons" still exist to acquire Shire, but not necessarily at the currently agreed price. Jefferies says investors should not forget that AbbVie is attractive as a standalone business. It keeps a Buy rating on the stock with an $85 price target.
September 23, 2014
16:20 EDTABBVOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower after the U.S. took new action to clamp down on tax inversion deals and led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, while Europe reported weaker than expected manufacturing data. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the FHFA's home price index rose 0.1% in July to 212.7, missing expectations for an increase of 0.5%. Markit's preliminary manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index for September came in at 57.9, slightly below the consensus forecast for a 58.0 reading. In China, HSBC's flash manufacturing PMI rose to 50.5 from a final reading of 50.2 in August, better than expectations. In Europe, Markit's composite flash PMI for the eurozone dipped to a nine-month low of 52.3, missing expectations for it to hold steady with its 52.5 reading for August. COMPANY NEWS: The shares of a number of companies that have announced or been speculated as targets in tax inversion deals fell after the U.S. Treasury last night issued new regulations that will make such deals less attractive. AstraZeneca (AZN), which has previously turned down an offer to be acquired by the U.S.'s Pfizer (PFE), sank $3.54, or 4.74%, to $71.13 despite a Bloomberg report that said Pfizer is still considering pursuing a deal with the U.K. drugmaker. AbbVie (ABBV), which has a deal in progress to acquire Shire (SHPG) and thus move its tax domicile to Ireland, fell $1.15, or 1.96%, to $57.56, while Shire shares slid $5.56, or 2.17%, to $250.74. Medtronic (MDT), which is pursuing its own inversion deal with Covidien (COV), dropped $1.90, or 2.88%, to $64.08. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Herbalife (HLF), which rose $3.88, or 9.65%, to $44.09, bouncing back from a pullback yesterday that had been attributed to rumors of Carl Icahn selling out of his stake in the company. Also higher was Plug Power (PLUG), which rose 40c, or 9.57%, to $4.58 after the company's CEO gave FY15 revenue guidance that was above the consensus Street view in an interview with the Albany Business Review. Among the noteworthy losers was Ascena Retail (ASNA), which dropped $2.78, or 16.82%, to $13.75 after the apparel retailer's fourth quarter results and fiscal 2015 profit outlook trailed analysts' consensus estimates. Also lower were shares of used car retailer CarMax (KMX), which fell $5.01, or 9.49%, to $47.80 after the company reported sluggish comparable used car sales in its second quarter. INDEXES: The Dow declined 116.81, or 0.68%, to 17,055.87, the Nasdaq dropped 19.00, or 0.42%, to 4,508.69, and the S&P 500 fell 11.52, or 0.58%, to 1,982.77.
13:44 EDTABBVISI Group to hold a webinar
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12:11 EDTABBVOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed and little changed at midday, amid new rules from the Obama administration on tax inversions and manufacturing data from around the globe. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the FHFA's home price index rose 0.1% in July to 212.7, missing expectations for a rise of 0.5%. Markit's preliminary manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index for September came in at 57.9, slightly below the consensus forecast for a 58.0 reading. The Richmond Fed manufacturing index for September rose to 14, beating expectations for it to have dropped two points to 10. In China, HSBC's flash manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 50.5 from a final reading of 50.2 in August, better than expectations. In Europe, Markit's composite flash PMI for the eurozone dipped to a nine-month low of 52.3, missing expectations for it to hold steady at the 52.5 seen in August. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of several companies, including a number in the pharmaceutical industry, are lower in early trading after the Treasury Department announced new regulations yesterday night that aim to make it tougher for U.S. companies to lower their tax burdens via mergers with foreign companies, otherwise known as "inversions." Among the stocks that moved lower after the new rules were announced was Astrazeneca (AZN), which had previously been a target of Pfizer (PFE) and fell about 4% near midday. Also lower were shares of both Shire (SHPG), which fell 2%, and Abbvie (ABBV), which dropped 1.6%, as the two have previously agreed to merge in a tax inversion deal. Medtronic (MDT) and Covidien (COV), which similarly agreed to an inversion merger, were down 3.3% and 2.7%, respectively. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Salix Pharmaceuticals (SLXP), which rose more than 5% after The Wall Street Journal reported that Allergan (AGN) is in advanced talks on a deal to buy the company. Shares of Allergan were also up nearly 3% near midday, as the Journal also reported that Allergan rejected a recent buyout offer from Actavis (ACT). Among the noteworthy losers was Ascena Retail (ASNA), which dropped 16% after the apparel retailer's fourth quarter results and fiscal 2015 profit outlook trailed analysts' consensus estimates. Also lower following its own earnings report was auto retailer CarMax (KMX), which fell over 9%. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 32.91, or 0.19%, to 17,139.77, the Nasdaq was up 2.90, or 0.06%, to 4,530.59, and the S&P 500 was down 2.29, or 0.11%, to 1,992.00.
10:54 EDTABBVStocks, analysts react to Treasury inversion crackdown
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09:13 EDTABBVOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:03 EDTABBVAbbVie to present several oncology pipeline studies
AbbVie announced that data from several clinical studies evaluating potential new medicines in the company's oncology pipeline will be presented at the upcoming 2014 European Society of Medical Oncology Annual Congress, September 26-30, in Madrid, Spain. Data being presented include results from a Phase 2 study evaluating the safety and efficacy of veliparib, or ABT-888, a poly polymerase inhibitor, in combination with two broad-acting chemotherapeutic medicines in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Results from a Phase 1 study of ABT-414 in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme will also be presented during an oral presentation. Reference Link
September 18, 2014
11:15 EDTABBVRepros sinks after panel backs tests for testosterone therapies
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06:10 EDTABBVFDA panel votes 20-1 to study changes to testosterone therapies
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