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February 13, 2013
11:55 EDTSNTA, EZCH, JNY, ARRS, AZNHigh option volume stocks: SNTA EZCH JNY ARRS AZN
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July 28, 2014
07:15 EDTARRSARRIS price target raised to $40 from $33 at Brean Capital
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05:36 EDTAZNQIAGEN, AstraZeneca announce collaboration
QIAGEN (QGEN) announced a collaboration agreement with AstraZeneca (AZN) for the co-development and commercialization of a liquid biopsy-based companion diagnostic to be paired with IRESSA, AstraZeneca's targeted therapy for non-small cell lung cancer, or NSCLC. The project builds on a master framework agreement signed by both companies in 2013 and aims to develop and market a novel QIAGEN companion diagnostic that analyzes plasma samples to assess EGFR mutation status in NSCLC patients. The assay will be designed to guide the treatment of NSCLC patients with Astra Zeneca's oral monotherapy anti-cancer treatment when tumor tissue is not available. QIAGEN already offers the therascreen EGFR RGQ PCR Kit as a tissue-based companion diagnostic for lung cancer patients, which was approved in the U.S. by the FDA in July 2013 and in China in May 2014. The companies will collaborate to create a new companion diagnostic for IRESSA based on liquid biopsy samples from NSCLC patients, rather than requiring invasive surgical collection of tissue samples. Data from several studies, including the IFUM Study presented at the "World Lung 2013" conference, provided evidence of the ability to assess the EGFR status of advanced lung cancer patients using blood / plasma samples. This breakthrough provides hope for patients for whom surgical biopsy is not an option by enabling them to have their EGFR mutation status assessed using a less invasive method.
July 25, 2014
07:40 EDTARRSARRIS added to Franchise Pick list at Jefferies
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July 23, 2014
08:16 EDTARRSARRIS solutions selected by Comporium and Service Electric
ARRIS' MS4000 will be sold by Comporium under the name "Moxi Sling" to its Whole Home Solution subscribers. This new solution enables Comporium subscribers to access live and recorded content on up to four HD channels in-home, or three in-home and one outside the home, simultaneously. ARRIS was also selected by Service Electric Cable TV and Communications for their new SE NEXT Entertainment Platform, enabling their subscribers throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey the ability to stream live and recorded content throughout the home and on the go.
July 22, 2014
10:01 EDTSNTASynta Pharmaceuticals strength a selling opportunity, says Stifel
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09:07 EDTSNTASynta Pharmaceuticals data positive, says JMP Securities
JMP Securities believes that early top-line data indicates Synta's ganetespib plus current standard of care, low-dose Ara-C provide clinical benefit in high-risk elderly patients with newly diagnosed AML and MDS. The firm says the results increase its confidence in a positive GALAXY-2 outcome in NSCLC and broad applicability of ganetespib across a variety of tumor types. It keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
05:25 EDTAZNAdams Express, MedImmune announce clinical trial partnership
Advaxis (ADXS) has entered into a clinical trial collaboration with MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca (AZN). The Phase I/II immunotherapy study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of MedImmune's investigational anti-PD-L1 immune checkpoint inhibitor, MEDI4736, in combination with Advaxis' lead cancer immunotherapy vaccine, ADXS-HPV, as a treatment for patients with advanced, recurrent or refractory human papillomavirus, or HPV,-associated cervical cancer and HPV-associated head and neck cancer. Both MEDI4736 and ADXS-HPV are cancer immunotherapies, a new class of treatments that use the body's own immune system to help fight cancer. Under the terms of the agreement, MedImmune and Advaxis will evaluate the combination as a treatment for HPV-associated cervical cancer and squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. The Phase I part of the trial is expected to establish a recommended dose regimen of MEDI4736 with ADXS-HPV, and the Phase II portion will assess the safety and efficacy of the combination. The study will be funded and conducted by Advaxis. Results from the study will be used to determine whether further clinical development of this combination is warranted. Under the terms of the deal, MedImmune has a non-exclusive relationship with respect to HPV-driven tumour types. MedImmune has first right of negotiation for future development of combinations involving MEDI4736 and ADXS-HPV.
July 21, 2014
16:32 EDTSNTASynta Pharmaceuticals advances ganetespib into Phase 3 extension of AML LI-1
Synta Pharmaceuticals announced the advancement of ganetespib into the Phase 3 extension of the AML LI-1 trial. AML LI-1 is a multicenter, randomized Phase 2/3 clinical study evaluating several novel treatment regimens, including the combination of ganetespib with low dose cytarabine, in newly diagnosed elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia or high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome who are not eligible for intensive chemotherapy. Ganetespib is a next-generation inhibitor of the chaperone protein Hsp90, which is critical for the activation and stability of numerous proteins that drive cancer growth and proliferation. Ganetespib has been studied in over 1000 patients to date. Advancement into the Phase 3 extension follows an interim analysis of results from 50 patients who received the ganetespib-cytarabine combination in the Phase 2 portion of the trial. The primary efficacy outcome in Phase 2 was rate of complete response. Per protocol, the Phase 3 extension will include an interim futility analysis and enroll approximately 200 patients in the ganetespib-cytarabine and the cytarabine alone arms, for a total of approximately 400 patients. The primary efficacy endpoint for the Phase 3 extension will include overall survival. The Company is currently in discussion with study investigators, and anticipates providing additional details, including the timing of study milestones, as they become formalized. The AML LI-1 trial is the first of three multicenter, randomized studies supported by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Research Fund and Cancer Research UK to include a ganetespib treatment arm. AML LI-1 is being conducted under the auspices of the UKs National Cancer Research Institute Haematological Oncology Study Group, with investigators in Denmark, France, New Zealand, and the UK, and under the sponsorship of Cardiff University, UK. The other two studies, to be initiated later this year, are the AML-18 trial, evaluating ganetespib with standard DA in patients over 60 years old who can tolerate intensive chemotherapy, and the AML-19 trial, evaluating ganetespib in combination with conventional chemotherapy in younger patients with AML.
July 16, 2014
10:36 EDTAZNTreasury calls on Congress to halt inversion deals
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08:01 EDTAZNAlexion names former AstraZeneca CEO David Brennan to board
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07:59 EDTAZNTreasury Secretary urges Congress to take action on tax inversions
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