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April 7, 2014
04:55 EDTTLOG, TLOG, TLOG, TLOG, TLOG, AG, AG, AG, AG, AG, FMI, FMI, FMI, FMI, FMI, NLNK, NLNK, NLNK, NLNK, NLNK, TSRO, TSRO, TSRO, TSRO, TSRO, FPRX, FPRX, FPRX, FPRX, FPRX, SNSS, SNSS, SNSS, SNSS, SNSS, TROV, TROV, TROV, TROV, TROV, AZN, AZN, AZN, AZN, AZN, MRK, MRK, MRK, MRK, MRK, PFE, PFE, PFE, PFE, PFE, NVS, NVS, NVS, NVS, NVS, PPHM, PPHM, PPHM, PPHM, PPHMAmerican Association of Cancer Research to hold annual meeting
2014 Annual Meeting 2014 is being held in San Diego, California on April 5-9.
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09:30 EDTFMIOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Foundation Medicine (FMI) up 138.9% following transaction with Roche (RHHBY)... Celator Pharmaceuticals (CPXX), up 19.1% after announcing promising Phase 2 data for CPX-351... Second Sight (EYES), up 16.7% after Health Canada approves Argus II retinal prosthesis system... Aegerion (AEGR), up 7.8% after reporting preliminary fourth quarter results and guidance... Express (EXPR), up 4.5% after reporting preliminary fourth quarter results. NOTABLE: NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP), up 8.5% following acquisition by Shire (SHPG)... Shire is down 1.1% in pre-market trading. LOWER: Arrowhead (ARWR), down 20.9% after FDA clears company to begin modified study of ARC-520 in a preliminary call of a partial clinical hold... Tiffany (TIF), down 10.4% after lowering fiscal 2014 net EPS guidance... SanDisk (SNDK), down 10.1% after lowering fourth quarter outlook... Ascena Retail (ASNA), down 5.8% after lowering fiscal 2015 adjusted EPS view... Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), down 5.9% after reporting long-term outcomes from Phase IIb Eteplirsen study... Loral Space & Communications (LORL), down 3.6% following a NY Post article that reported that talks to sell itself to the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan have ended... Southwestern Energy (SWN), down 4.2% after filing to sell 20.3M shares of stock and 26M depository shares.
09:22 EDTPFE23andMe announces collaboration with Pfizer
Google (GOOG)-backed 23andMe announced an agreement with Pfizer (PFE) that will provide Pfizer with access to 23andMe’s research platform, including services and Research Portal analysis of 23andMe’s genotyped population of over 800,000 individuals, of which more than 80 percent have consented to participate in research. 23andMe’s Research Portal enables qualified and approved scientists outside of 23andMe the opportunity to leverage the company’s unique research model while still protecting the privacy and security of 23andMe’s customers. As a part of the agreement, the companies will collaborate on certain genome-wide association studies, surveys, and clinical trial recruitment. One of these collaborations will be a longitudinal study to better understand the genetics of lupus. This study will entail enrollment and genotyping of 5,000 people into a new lupus research community, and include the integration of medical records, targeted bio-sampling along with genetic information for all participants. This announcement follows a collaboration between 23andMe and Pfizer to enroll 10,000 people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in a research initiative designed to explore the genetic factors associated with the onset, progression, severity and response to treatments for IBD. Nearly 4,000 patients have been enrolled in the community since August 2014.
08:37 EDTMRK, PFE, AZN, NVSShire deal suggests most biotech companies in play, says JMP Securities
After Shire (SHPG) agreed to buy NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP), JMP Securities says the deal indicates that most biotech companies are in play, particularly those with worldwide rights to their products for well-defined patient populations. The firm expects investors to speculate all week about potential new targets in the space. Publicly traded companies in the space include AstraZeneca (AZN), Bristol-Myers (BMY), Eli Lilly (LLY), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Merck (MRK), Novartis (NVS), Pfizer (PFE), Roche (RHHBY) and Sanofi (SNY).
08:35 EDTTROVTrovagene announces clinical collaboratoin with UC San Diego
Trovagene announced that it has entered into a clinical collaboration with University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center to determine the utility of detecting and monitoring EGFR mutations, using its Precision Cancer MonitoringSM platform. This large-scale study expands on the company's clinical programs in lung cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and City of Hope Medical Center.
08:28 EDTFMIFoundation Medicine likely to benefit from article, says JMP Securities
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08:24 EDTTSROTESARO expands niraparib clinical program, provides update on FY15 milestones
TESARO provided an update on its late-stage programs. New trial of niraparib for the treatment of ovarian cancer to begin in Q1. HRD assay to be incorporated into Phase 3 NOVA trial of niraparib in ovarian cancer. Initial Phase 3 data from NOVA is expected to become available in 2015. FDA PDUFA action date for oral rolapitant is September 4, 2015.
07:21 EDTMRKEBD Group to hold a conference
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07:07 EDTMRKMerck sees NDA submission for Hepatitis C combination regimen in 1H15
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07:05 EDTMRKMerck says targeted cost savings on track to be realized by end 2015
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07:04 EDTMRKMerck sees NDA submission for Hepatitis C combination regimen in 1H15
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07:03 EDTMRKMerck says targeted cost savings on track to be realized by end 2015
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06:53 EDTMRKMerck to speed up plans for drug submission, WSJ says
Merck is speeding up its plans to submit new drugs for lung cancer and hepatitis C for regulatory approval, reports the Wall Street Journal. The company will file an application with the FDA around the mid-2015 to expand the use of Keytruda, the Journal adds. Reference Link
06:40 EDTFMIFoundation Medicine to host conference call
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06:22 EDTMRKWHO approves 2 ebola vaccines to enter West Africa trials, Financial Times says
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05:36 EDTAZNQIAGEN announces regulatory registration of lung cancer companion diagnostic
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05:25 EDTFMIFoundation Medicine up 100.6% following transaction with Roche
05:22 EDTFMIFoundation Medicine announces strategic collaboration with Roche
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05:21 EDTFMIRoche to acquire majority interest in Foundation Medicine for $50 per share
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05:17 EDTFMIFoundation Medicine reports preliminary Q4 revenue $18.7M, consensus $17.51M
Foundation Medicine announced preliminary unaudited total revenue of approximately $18.7M in Q4 and $61.1M for the full year ended December 31, 2014, a 93% and 111% increase from the $9.7M and $29.0M recorded in 4Q13 and FY13, respectively. The company reported 7,233 clinical tests to ordering physicians in Q4, compared to a total of 3,752 tests reported during 3Q13. A total of 24,271 FoundationOne clinical tests were reported to ordering physicians for the full year ended December 31, 2014, a 167% increase over the 9,095 tests reported in 2013. FoundationOne and FoundationOne Heme are fully informative genomic profiles used by oncologists to identify the molecular alterations in a patient's tumor and match them with clinically relevant targeted therapies and clinical trials.
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