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March 10, 2014
08:39 EDTXONIntrexon enters exclusive channel collaboration with Amneal
Amneal Pharmaceuticals and Intrexon Corporation announced the formation of an Exclusive Channel Collaboration, or ECC, to develop an improved production process for a complex active pharmaceutical ingredient. The companies will continue to explore other similar opportunities for collaboration in the future, they stated.
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February 9, 2016
07:10 EDTXONZIOPHARM says first patient enrolled in Phase 1 study of CAR T-Cell therapy
ZIOPHARM Oncology (ZIOP) announced that the first patient has been enrolled in a Phase 1 clinical study of its second generation non-viral CD19-specific chimeric antigen receptor modified T-cell therapy in patients with advance lymphoid malignancies. The CD19-specific T cells were modified using the Sleeping Beauty system to stably express the CAR in T cells. The Sleeping Beauty transposon-transposase is a unique non-viral system for introducing genes encoding CARs and T-cell receptors into lymphocytes and is exclusively licensed by Intrexon Corporation (XON) through The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and accessed as part of ZIOPHARM's collaboration.
February 3, 2016
07:38 EDTXONIntrexon jumps after Bill Miller says second largest position
LMM founder Bill Miller said on CNBC that Intrexon (XON) is his firm's second largest position. Amazon.com (AMZN) is LMM's largest position, Miller told viewers. Shares of Intrexon are up 4% to $32.00 in pre-market trading following Miller's comments.
February 2, 2016
14:52 EDTXONZika virus acquired through sexual transmission reported in Dallas
Dallas County Health and Human Services announced it has received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the first Zika virus case acquired through sexual transmission in Dallas County in 2016. The patient was infected with the virus after having sexual contact with an ill individual who returned from a country where Zika virus is present, DCHHS reported. Publicly traded companies working on combating Zika include Inovio (INO), Cerus (CERS), NewLink (NLNK) and Intrexon (XON).
12:56 EDTXONMizuho downplays near-term Zika revenue potential for NewLink, Intrexon
The Zika virus and its link to microcephaly and fetal brain damage have exploded into public view and lead to several drugmakers announcing plans to fight the disease, but Mizuho analyst Eric Criscuolo downplayed the potential for Zika to truly move the needle for companies in the space in the near-term. PERIPHERAL OPPORTUNITIES: NewLink (NLNK) announced plans to develop treatment options for the Zika virus as the disease was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization this week. While the company "could" secure funding and partnerships for the project, Criscuolo does not view NewLink's Zika plans as core to its investment story, encouraging investors to instead evaluate the company on the basis of its HyperAcute and IDO programs. Meanwhile, Intrexon's (XON) efforts in mosquito population control have also gained attention amid the rise of Zika, whose primary transmission vector is the mosquito. Though even a small slice of global mosquito spending would represent "significant" revenue for Intrexon, Criscuolo cautions that the company's program is still in early stages, with attempts at a wider rollout likely encountering political, biological, financial and public opinion hurdles. Separately, the analyst said he wouldn't be surprised to see OraSure (OSUR) also attempt to develop a Zika test given the company's response to Ebola last year, though as with NewLink, Criscuolo believes any such effort would be peripheral to OraSure's primary businesses. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other publicly traded companies involved in combating Zika include Inovio (INO) and Cerus (CERS). PRICE ACTION: Shares of NewLink are up roughly 5% to $25.63. Meanwhile, Intrexon has slipped 5.5% on Tuesday afternoon but is still up 15% over the last five trading days. Among others with links to Zika, OraSure is up fractionally, Inovio has fallen 7% and Cerus has dipped 1.4% this afternoon.
February 1, 2016
13:42 EDTXONWHO declares Zika virus to be global emergency, Reuters reports
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07:17 EDTXONZika gives Intrexon a significant opportunity, says Stifel
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06:08 EDTXONIntrexon volatility increases; working on combating Zika
Intrexon February call option implied volatility is at 88, March is at 77; compared to its 52-week range of 45 to 107; suggesting large price movement as the company works on genetically modifying male mosque toys so that their offspring die young.

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