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August 4, 2014
10:27 EDTHEB, TKMR, BCRX, NNVCMapp drug used to treat Ebola patients, CNN reports
A drug made by privately held Mapp Biopharmaceutical was used to treat the two Americans who contracted Ebola, CNN reports, citing a source familiar with details of the treatment. The experimental treatment called ZMapp had never been tried before in a human but had showed promise with monkeys, CNN adds. Shares of Tekmira (TKMR), NanoViricides (NNVC), BioCryst (BCRX) and Hemispherx (HEB) are moving higher in early trading after two Americans were flown home with Ebola. Reference Link
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December 22, 2014
09:24 EDTBCRXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Caesars Entertainment (CZR), up 23.8% following agreement to merge with Caesars Acquisition (CACQ)... Synthetic Biologics (SYN), up 8.6% following positive topline results from SYN-004 Phase 1a trial... Advaxis (ADXS), up 6.1% after Adage Capital Partners reports 18.84% passive stake in Advaxis... TASER (TASR), up 4.25% following multiple orders of Smart Weapons and Conducted Electrical Weapons... BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (BCRX), up 3.4% after RAPIVAB receives FDA approval... Herbalife (HLF), up 1.4% following a New York Post report that the FDA asked the company to stop airing a video claiming FDA approval. LOWER: Ocwen Financial (OCN), down 10.5% following settlement agreement with New York Department of Financial Services. NOTABLE: Enanta Pharmaceuticals (ENTA), up 11.8% following FDA approval of AbbVie's Viekira Pak... AbbVie is (ABBV) is up 2.4% following FDA approval of Viekira Pak and that Express Scripts (ESRX) will expand access to Viekira Pak... Express Scripts is trading marginally higher... Gilead Sciences (GILD), down 11.3% after Express Scripts picks AbbVie for hepatitis C.
09:03 EDTTKMRTekmira announces agreement to provide TKM-Ebola-Guinea for clinical studies
Tekmira Pharmaceuticals announced that the company has entered into a Manufacturing and Clinical Trial Agreement with the University of Oxford to provide the new TKM-Ebola-Guinea therapeutic product for clinical studies in West Africa. The studies are expected to commence early next year, subject to finalization of a suitable clinical protocol. The University of Oxford is the representative of the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium, or ISARIC. ISARIC will conduct clinical studies of TKM-Ebola-Guinea in Ebola virus infected patients, with funding provided by the Wellcome Trust. GMP manufacture of TKM-Ebola-Guinea is now complete and 100 treatment courses are available for the study.
08:48 EDTTKMRTekmira receives clearance to conduct Phase I clinical study with TKM-HBV
Tekmira Pharmaceuticals announced that it has received a No Objection Letter from Health Canada regarding its Clinical Trial Application, allowing the Company to proceed with a Phase I clinical trial with TKM-HBV, a therapeutic agent designed to treat patients chronically infected with hepatitis B virus, or HBV. The company expects to commence a single ascending dose Phase I trial with TKM-HBV in healthy human volunteers in 1Q15, and progress to chronically infected patients in a multi-dosing regimen in the second half of 2015.
05:46 EDTBCRXBioCryst RAPIVAB receives FDA approval
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December 19, 2014
13:43 EDTBCRXUSDA says bird flu found in backyard poultry in Oregon
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza in guinea fowl and chickens from a small backyard poultry flock in Winston, Oregon. The H5N8 virus has not been found in commercial poultry anywhere in the United States and there is no immediate public health concern, as the H5N8 virus has been found in birds in other parts of the world and has not caused any human infection to date, the USDA stated. The Fly notes companies that offer or are developing flu vaccines include BioCryst (BCRX) and Novavax (NVAX). Publicly traded meat producers include Hormel Foods (HRL), Pilgrim's Pride (PPC), Sanderson Farms (SAFM) and Tyson Foods (TSN). Reference Link
December 18, 2014
07:21 EDTBCRXBioCryst initiates OPuS-2 clinical trial of BCX4161
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December 16, 2014
08:47 EDTHEBHemispherx Ampligen provides anti-tumor activity
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December 15, 2014
07:17 EDTBCRXBioCryst initiates Phase 1 clinical trial of BCX4430
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals announced the dosing of the first subject in a randomized, placebo-controlled Phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate intramuscular, or I.M., administration of BCX4430 in healthy volunteers. BCX4430 is being developed as a potential treatment for hemorrhagic fever viruses, including Ebola virus and Marburg virus disease. The main goals of this first-in-human study are to evaluate the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of escalating doses of BCX4430 administered via I.M. injection in healthy subjects. In part one of the study, subjects will receive a single dose of BCX4430; in part two of the study, subjects will receive BCX4430 for seven days. Up to six single-dose cohorts and four multiple-dose cohorts will be evaluated, with a total of up to 88 volunteers participating.
December 10, 2014
07:26 EDTHEBNational Investment Banking Association to hold a conference
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December 9, 2014
09:53 EDTHEBHemispherx announces data showing inhibition of Ebola by Ampligen
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