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Health Canada has authorized TAKHZYROTM (lanadelumab injection), a first-of-its-kind monoclonal antibody treatment for the prevention of hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks
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2018-09-15 seekingalpha - 2
Discussion: FibroGen's anti-CTGF antibody pamrevlumab indicated in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is now under Fast Track review of the FDA. The new status allows a rolling review of the marketing application of the drug. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic lung disease in which the lung functions progressively decline. The disease is the most common type of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in which interstitium (i.
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2018-09-11 seekingalpha - 2
Cicero learned man that he was, believed in self-improvement so long as his breath lasts. He commends Socrates for learning to play the fiddle late in life and another Roman for mastering Greek when old. - Charlie Munger
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SHIRE ANNOUNCES THE PRICING TERMS AND INCREASE IN THE MAXIMUM TENDER AMOUNT OF THE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED CASH TENDER OFFERS FOR CERTAIN OUTSTANDING NOTES Dublin, Ireland – September 10, 2018 –Shire plc (LSE: SHP and NASDAQ: SHPG) (“Shire”), Baxalta Incorporated, a Delaware corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Shire (“Baxalta”), and Shire Acquisitions Investments Ireland DAC, an Irish designated activity company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Shire (“SAIIDAC” and, together with Baxalta, the “Offerors”), announced today the pricing terms of the Offerors’ previously announced cash tender oﬀers (collectively, the “Tender Oﬀers,” and each oﬀer to purchase a series of notes individually, a “Tender Oﬀer”) to purchase Baxalta’s outstanding 2.
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2018-09-06 seekingalpha - 1
Let the arguing commence! That's my response to the announcement this morning by Sangamo (NASDAQ:SGMO), a company that's been trying to do gene therapy in the clinic. They're not a CRISPR outfit, though - they're using an alternate technique for gene silencing, using zinc finger regions instead. Even at that level, there's more than one way to go about this. Sangamo is using zinc finger nucleases, while others are trying to get the (broadly similar) TALEN technique to work as a human therapy.
2018-09-03 seekingalpha - 1
Glenview Capital Management's 13F portfolio value decreased from $17.10B to $14.66B this quarter. The number of positions decreased from 52 to 49.
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2018-09-18 - Asif
Overview Rigel Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company dedicated to discovering, developing and providing novel small molecule drugs that significantly improve the lives of patients with immune and hematologic disorders, cancer and rare diseases. The company's pioneering research focuses on signaling pathways that are critical to disease mechanisms. The company's first FDA-approved product is TAVALISSE™ (fostamatinib disodium hexahydrate), an oral spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK) inhibitor, for the treatment of adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia who have had an insufficient response to a previous treatment. The company's current clinical programs include Phase 2 studies of fostamatinib in autoimmune hemolytic anemia and IgA nephropathy, and a Phase 1 study for its IRAK program. In addition, Rigel Pharmaceuticals has product candidates in development with partners BerGenBio AS, Daiichi Sankyo, and Aclaris Therapeutics. Since inception, Rigel Pharmaceuticals h...
2018-09-18 - Asif
Overview The company design, develop and sell exoskeleton technology to augment human strength, endurance and mobility. The company's exoskeleton technology serves multiple markets and can be used both by able-bodied users as well as by persons with physical disabilities. Ekso Bionics has sold, rented or leased devices that (a) enable individuals with neurological conditions affecting gait (stroke and spinal cord injury) to rehabilitate and to walk again and (b) allow industrial workers to perform heavy duty work for extended periods. Today, its medical exoskeleton, Ekso GT, is used as a rehabilitation tool to allow physicians and therapists to rehabilitate patients who have suffered a stroke or spinal cord injury. With its unique features designed specifically for hospitals and its proprietary SmartAssist software, Ekso GT allows for the early mobilization of patients, with high step count and high dosage treatments. The intent is to allow the patient’s central nervous syst...
2018-09-18 - Asif
Overview Agile Therapeutics is a forward-thinking women’s healthcare company dedicated to fulfilling the unmet health needs of today’s women. Twirla® and its other current potential product candidates are designed to provide women with contraceptive options that offer greater convenience and facilitate compliance. The company's lead product candidate, Twirla, also known as AG200-15, is a once-weekly prescription contraceptive patch that is at the end of Phase 3 clinical development. Since its inception in 1997, Agile Therapeutics has devoted substantial resources to developing Twirla, building its intellectual property portfolio, business planning, raising capital and providing general and administrative support for these operations. The company incurred research and development expenses of $14.4 million, $20.9 million and $25.6 million during the years ended December 31, 2017, 2016 and 2015, respectively. The company incurred research and development expenses of $2.4 milli...
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