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Inovio Initiates Phase II Study on Pipeline Drug VGX-3100

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Inovio Pharmaceuticals, (INO - Free Report) has initiated a phase II study to evaluate the efficacy of its pipeline candidate VGX-3100 on adult men and women with human papilloma virus (HPV)-related anal dysplasia. This will be the third indication that VGX-3100 will be evaluated for. It is already being evaluated to treat HPV-related vulvar and anal precancers.

 
Fibrogen Makes A Strong Case As An Acquisition Target After Latest Lung Fibrosis Data

2018-05-22 seekingalpha
Fibrogen announced positive updated results from its phase 2b PRAISE study in treating patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

 
AstraZeneca's Lokelma Gains FDA Nod to Treat Hyperkalemia

2018-05-21 zacks
AstraZeneca (AZN - Free Report) announced that the FDA has approved Lokelma (sodium zirconium cyclosilicate) formerly known as ZS-9, for the treatment of hyperkalemia in adults. Hyperkalemia is a serious condition characterized by high levels of potassium in the blood and Lokelma is a highly selective, oral potassium-removing agent.

 
AstraZeneca's (AZN) CEO Pascal Soriot on Q1 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

2018-05-19 seekingalpha
Good morning and good afternoon. Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to AstraZeneca’s Q1 Results Analyst Conference Call. Before I hand over the call to Pascal Soriot of AstraZeneca, I’d like to read the Safe Harbor statement.

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Pharma Stock Roundup: Zoetis to Buy Abaxis, NVS Gets FDA Nod for Migraine Drug

2018-05-18 zacks
This week AstraZeneca (AZN - Free Report) , Novartis (NVS - Free Report) and Eli Lilly (LLY - Free Report) announced regulatory and pipeline updates on line extensions of their marketed drugs. While AstraZeneca’s asthma drug Fasenra failed to meet the primary endpoint in a late-stage study evaluating it for an expanded indication — chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (“COPD”); Lilly’s migraine candidate galcanezumab met the same in a late-stage study, evaluating it for another indication — prevention of episodic cluster headache.

 
AstraZeneca Group plc 2018 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides

2018-05-18 seekingalpha
The following slide deck was published by AstraZeneca Group plc in conjunction with their 2018 Q1 earnings call.

 
Royal Wedding Stirs Interest in U.K. Stocks

2018-05-18 zacks
Friday, May 18, 2018 With a highly anticipated royal wedding on the docket for this weekend — if you’ve been living under a rock, Prince Harry will be wed to American actress and humanitarian activist Meghan Markle Saturday, mid-day in England and very early in the a.m. U.S. time — we thought it might be worthwhile to take a peek at the performance of British-oriented stocks. Especially now that the Brexit decision voted on nearly 2 years ago is finally being enacted, we may be seeing different forecasts for some of our favorite English stocks.

 
Royal Wedding In Focus

2018-05-18 zacks
With a highly anticipated royal wedding on the docket for this weekend — if you’ve been living under a rock, Prince Harry will be wed to American actress and humanitarian activist Meghan Markle Saturday, mid-day in England and very early in the a.m. U.S. time — we thought it might be worthwhile to take a peek at the performance of British-oriented stocks. Especially now that the Brexit decision voted on nearly 2 years ago is finally being enacted, we may be seeing different forecasts for some of our favorite English stocks.

 
AstraZeneca's (AZN) Q1 Earnings & Sales Miss, Stock Down

2018-05-18 zacks
AstraZeneca plc (AZN - Free Report) missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for both earnings and sales in the first quarter of 2018 hit by declining sales of its cholesterol drug, Crestor. The Swiss pharma giant maintained its previously issued outlook for 2018. The stock declined more than 2% in pre-market trading on Friday.

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Rounds Report: The Eleven Train Is Increasing Speed Toward Its May 21 Clinical Binary

2018-05-18 seekingalpha
The overall bioscience market rallied strongly today. Many equities under our coverage moved significantly further north.

 
Is a Surprise Coming for AstraZeneca (AZN) This Earnings Season?

2018-05-17 zacks
Investors are always looking for stocks that are poised to beat at earnings season and AstraZeneca PLC (AZN - Free Report) may be one such company. The firm has earnings coming up pretty soon, and events are shaping up quite nicely for their report. That is because AstraZeneca is seeing favorable earnings estimate revision activity as of late, which is generally a precursor to an earnings beat. After all, analysts raising estimates right before earnings—with the most up-to-date information possible—is a pretty good indicator of some favorable trends underneath the surface for AZN in this report.

 
NewLink Genetics: Explicating The Changing Fundamentals Of A Potential Comeback

2018-05-17 seekingalpha
Novel medicine (indoximod) has an interesting mechanism of action. It’s most likely to deliver synergistic efficacy and safety (in combinations with other anticancer molecules).

 
AstraZeneca Sees A Phase 3 Flop, But Not All Is Lost

2018-05-14 seekingalpha
An opportunity to post a comeback still exists because there is a second identical phase 3 study treating patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

 
Week In Review: $3.4 Billion Week For China Life Science Deals

2018-05-13 seekingalpha
Armo BioSciences (NASDAQ:ARMO), a Bay Area immuno-oncology company, agreed to be acquired by Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) in a $1.6 billion transaction. Last year, Armo raised $67 million in a 2017 Series C-1 funding from China investors. Four months ago, Armo completed a $128 million IPO at a $500 million valuation. Lilly offered to pay $50 per share for Armo, a three-fold increase from the IPO price and a 67% jump from its previous close, to acquire the company with its portfolio of immuno-oncology candidates.

 
Pharma Stock Roundup: LLY to Buy Cancer Biotech, J&J, AZN, Roche Announce Updates

2018-05-11 zacks
This week Eli Lilly (LLY - Free Report) announced an all-cash deal tobuy immuno-oncology biotech, ARMO Biosciences, Inc. (ARMO - Free Report) . J&J’s (JNJ - Free Report) multiple myeloma drug Darzalex gained FDA approval for combination use in first-line setting while Roche (RHHBY - Free Report) announced a couple of regulatory/pipeline updates on its PD-L1 inhibitor, Tecentriq. AstraZeneca (AZN - Free Report) sold rights to a schizophrenia product and its PARP inhibitor, Lynparza gained marketing approval in the EU.

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