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August 4, 2014
10:27 EDTNNVC, HEB, TKMR, BCRXMapp 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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March 2, 2015
06:28 EDTBCRX, TKMRFujifilm CEO says 'ready' for large orders of Avigan drug for Ebola, WSJ reports
Fujifilm’s (FUJIY) Avigan drug, which has shown signs of efficacy against the Ebola virus, has drawn interest from about 20 countries, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing comments made by CEO Shigetaka Komori. The drug was developed by Toyama Chemical, a Fujifilm unit, and Komori said the company is ready for large orders. Other drug companies that are working on experimental Ebola vaccines or treatments include Peregrine (PPHM), Tekmira (TKMR), Sarepta (SRPT), BioCryst (BCRX), Chimerix (CMRX) and NewLink Genetics (NLNK). Reference Link
February 27, 2015
13:24 EDTBCRX, TKMRLiberia, U.S. begin ZMapp ebola trial
In partnership with the Liberian government, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases launched a clinical trial to obtain safety and efficacy data on the investigational drug ZMapp as a treatment for Ebola virus disease. The study may be expanded to test ZMapp against other treatments which may also include the following: Tekmira siRNA from Tekmira Pharmaceuticals (TKMR), Favipiravir from Toyama Chemical, BCX4430 from BioCryst (BCRX), and AVI-7537 from Sarepta (SRPT). The trial is expected to conclude in December 2016.
February 26, 2015
11:32 EDTTKMRTekmira to host special shareholder meeting
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05:27 EDTTKMRTekmira announces update to proxy circular on merger with OnCore
Tekmira Pharmaceuticals announced an update to persons who will serve as members of the board of the company upon completion of the company's proposed business combination with OnCore Biopharma, as described in the company's proxy circular regarding the transaction, dated February 4. The board of the combined company upon completion of the merger will consist of Vivek Ramaswamy, who will serve as chairman of the board, Mark Murray, Ph.D., Richard Henriques, Jr., Keith Manchester, Frank Karbe, William T. Symonds, Pharm. D., and Herbert Conrad. Daniel Kisner, M.D., will not serve as a director or vice chairman of the board for the combined company.
February 25, 2015
09:14 EDTNNVCNanoViricides provides quarterly report
NanoViricides filed its quarterly report with the SEC estimating that it now has approximately $36.4M of current assets plus restricted cash as of December 31, 2014. The company's operating expenditure during this quarter was approximately $1.9M. Shareholder equity stood at approximately $30.5M for the quarter. The company reported that all of its drug development programs are progressing satisfactorily and that it will continue to provide updates as appropriate. The company's anti-Ebola nanoviricide drug candidates have been sent for testing at a prestigious BSL4 facility in the .S. The company has the ability to produce sufficient quantities of a successful drug candidate for potential field use. The company estimates that the cash in hand is sufficient to enable initial human clinical trials of injectable FluCide drug candidate, as well as possibly to advance another drug candidate towards initial human clinical trials.
February 18, 2015
06:58 EDTBCRXBioCryst sees FY15 operating expenses $75M-$95M
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06:57 EDTBCRXBioCryst reports Q4 EPS (16c), consensus (21c)
Reports Q4 revenue $5.4M, consensus $3.64M.

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