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Sesen Bio: What The Recent Name Change Entails

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Upcoming clinical binary is set for this Monday on May 21, where the company will disclose the data of the phase 3 (VISTA) trial.

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.

Your Daily Pharma Scoop: Abeona Presents Strong Data, Glaxo Nucala Treatment Benefit, Rocket Pharma's Gene Therapy Data

2018-05-21 seekingalpha
Rocket Pharma’s gene therapy drug RP-L102 showed treatment benefit in an early stage study in Fanconi anemia.

Sesen Bio: What Do The Q1 2018 Earnings Foretell?

2018-05-21 seekingalpha
Eleven Biotherapeutics is a highly promising and an extremely aggressive grower. Company reported promising earnings results and upcoming guidance today.

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.

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.

Johnson & Johnson scraps Alzheimer's trials on safety concerns

2018-05-18 reuters
(Reuters) - Johnson and Johnson said it would stop mid-stage trials testing its experimental Alzheimer’s drug after observing safety issues, the latest drugmaker to abandon developing treatments for the memory-robbing disease.

AstraZeneca plc Stock Slips on Q1 Earnings Miss, Falling Crestor Sales

2018-05-18 investorplace
AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN) stock was down on Friday following the release of its earnings report for the first quarter of 2018.

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.

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2018-05-21 - Asif

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