23:15 , Jul 15, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Management tracks: GSK, Orphazyme, Kymera and more

GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE:GSK; NYSE:GSK) declined to confirm news reports stating it will appoint Jonathan Symonds as chairman to succeed Philip Hampton, who has served in the role since 2015. The Financial Times and Bloomberg, citing...
00:47 , Jun 29, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

All eyes on new modality launches, cancer and rare disease data in 3Q19

While the typical summer lull means fewer catalysts in the third quarter, investors will be keeping a close eye on launches of new modality drugs. Of special interest to multiple buysiders is the launch of...
19:14 , May 20, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Clinical News

May 20 Clinical Quick Takes: Keytruda misses in TNBC; plus Medicines Co., Acadia, Takeda, Ocular

Keytruda fails in previously treated TNBC  Monotherapy with PD-1 inhibitor Keytruda pembrolizumab from Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) missed the primary endpoint of improving overall survival vs. physician’s choice of single agent chemotherapy in the...
22:42 , Apr 1, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Management tracks: AACR, Acadia, Aerie

The American Association for Cancer Research inaugurated Elaine Mardis as president for 2019-20. She is the co-executive director of the Institute for Genomics Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a professor of pediatrics at Ohio...
01:15 , Jan 12, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

JPM jump-starts 2019

About three quarters of the more than 200 biopharma companies presenting at the 2019 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference saw their stock prices rise last week. Leading the pack was the 53% jump by Insmed Inc....
01:03 , Jan 12, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Warning: cash needed

  A near decade-long run of cheap money appears to be coming to a close, and most of the biotech sector isn’t well positioned for the new reality. BioCentury’s analysis shows that two-thirds of biotech...
22:09 , Dec 17, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Management tracks: Vertex’s Graney joins Generation Bio

Tom Graney has left Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTX) as CFO to take on the same role at non-viral gene therapy company Generation Bio Co. (Cambridge, Mass.). Ian Smith, Vertex EVP and COO and former CFO,...
18:28 , Nov 30, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Financial News

Follow-on roundup: Acadia raises $275M, Rocket pockets $55M

CNS company Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ACAD) and gene therapy company Rocket Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:RCKT) each priced follow-ons late Nov. 27, raising $275 million and $55 million, respectively. Acadia markets Nuplazid pimavanserin, a small molecule serotonin...
22:43 , Nov 28, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Financial News

Follow-on roundup: Acadia raises $275M, Rocket pockets $55M

CNS company Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ACAD) and gene therapy company Rocket Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:RCKT) each priced follow-ons late Tuesday, raising $275 million and $55 million, respectively. Acadia markets Nuplazid pimavanserin, a small molecule serotonin receptor...
22:55 , Oct 30, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Management tracks: Blueprint, Clovis

Ahead of the anticipated 2019 launch of avapritinib, Blueprint Medicines Corp. (NASDAQ:BPMC) hired Christina Rossi into the newly created role of chief commercial officer. She was the multiple sclerosis business unit head of North America...