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March 24, 2014
07:32 EDTXLRN, CELGCelgene, Acceleron announce two publications on ACE-536
Celgene Corporation (CELG) and Acceleron Pharma (XLRN), announced the publication of two papers available online today and in the April issue of the journal Nature Medicine that describe how sotatercept and ACE-536 promote red blood cell formation through an erythropoietin independent mechanism in mice. EPO stimulates the proliferation of early-stage red blood cell precursors to form new red blood cells. However, anemias associated with defects in the late-stages of red blood cell formation, known as ineffective erythropoiesis, are resistant to EPO treatment. These studies suggest that sotatercept and ACE-536 may promote and regulate the maturation of late-stage red blood cell precursors and this distinct activity supports the rationale for sotatercept and ACE-536 as potential novel therapies to correct anemia, including the EPO-resistant anemia, in diseases such as beta-thalassemia and myelodysplastic syndromes. The two papers provide evidence that at least one TGF-beta superfamily member, GDF-11, reduces the maturation of late-stage red blood cell precursors that can cause anemia. In these models, the mouse versions of sotatercept and ACE-536 block GDF-11, among other ligands, stimulating the maturation of red blood cell precursors and restoring the production of functional red blood cells in mouse models of myelodysplastic syndromes and beta-thalassemia.
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April 24, 2015
10:59 EDTCELGCelgene call activity attributed to vague takeover speculation
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10:22 EDTCELGRumor: Celgene active on vague takeover speculation
Celgene (CELG) shares are active on speculation Bristol-Myers (BMY) may be interested in acquiring the company.
05:39 EDTCELGCelgene announces strategic collaboration with AstraZeneca
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April 23, 2015
17:45 EDTCELGCelgene announces fulfillment of approval requirements for POMALYST
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09:20 EDTCELGCelgene patent latest to be challenged by Hayman Capital's Bass
The Coalition For Affordable Drugs, a group linked to Hayman Capital's Kyle Bass, has requested an Inter Partes Review of Claims 110 of U.S. Patent No. 6,045,501 held by Celgene (CELG), according to a USPTO filing. The 501 patent claims methods for delivering a drug, including a teratogenic drug, to a patient while preventing the exposure of a fetus or other contraindicated individuals to the drug. The patent is related to the company's Revlimid drug. BACKGROUND: Previously, the same coalition requested an Inter Partes Review of patents held by Pharmacyclics (PCYC), Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR), Shire (SHPG) and Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ). On January 7, Reuters reported that Bass planned to take "around 15 pharmaceutical companies with a combined market capitalization of $450B" into an Inter Partes Review for extending patents in questionable ways, citing a presentation made by Bass in Oslo. PRICE ACTION: Shares of Celgene are down 0.5% to $114.92 in pre-market trading.
April 15, 2015
17:08 EDTCELGCelgene announces phase 2 Apremilast data
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April 13, 2015
09:34 EDTCELGActive equity options trading on open
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05:09 EDTCELGCelgene to purchase 14.35M shares of Mesoblast stock for A$3.82 per share
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April 12, 2015
19:33 EDTCELGCelgene takes stake in Australia's Mesoblast, the Australian says
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