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...
02:49 , Jan 5, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Ready to launch

  The proposed $74 billion takeout of Celgene Corp. by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. will not shift buysider attention away from upcoming and maturing drug launches heading into 2019, with plenty to track following a record...
01:20 , Nov 28, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Management tracks: Abeona, INKEF, Incyte

Abeona Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ABEO) terminated Carsten Thiel for personal misconduct towards colleagues, less than eight months after hiring him as CEO. The rare genetic disease company named Head of R&D and CMO João Siffert interim...
19:28 , Jul 3, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Management tracks: Cigna, Novocure, Voyager

Health services company Cigna Corp. (NYSE:CI) appointed Mark McClellan to its board, effective the earlier of Dec. 1 or the close of Cigna's acquisition of Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ:ESRX). McClellan is director of the...
03:04 , Jun 30, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Eyes on launches

The annual summer slowdown isn’t restricted to just the stock market this year, as the clinical catalyst calendar also appears to be on holiday in 3Q18. Buysiders are therefore turning their attention to a spate...
00:56 , Feb 13, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Management tracks: Cytokinetics, Surface Oncology

Musculoskeletal company Cytokinetics Inc. (NASDAQ:CYTK) appointed ex-FDA Commissioner Robert Califf to its board of directors. Califf is vice chancellor for health data science at Duke Health and director of the Center for Health Data Science...
00:41 , Feb 9, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Product R&D

R is for readout

While AstraZeneca plc gets credit for transparency in publishing its metrics on R&D productivity, the data cover well-established targets addressed by conventional modalities. The more telling test for its “5R framework” will be whether it...
23:25 , Jan 9, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Stars in China

A major clinical flop and a spate of weak earnings reports by U.S. large cap biotechs reverberated throughout the sector in the fourth quarter, breaking a three-quarter-long streak of outperformance. Across all market cap bands,...
00:38 , Jan 6, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Burgeoning bellwethers

  The miserable performance of large cap biotechs last quarter is likely to be a boon for small- and mid-cap players this year, in more ways than one. Buysiders spent most of 2017 focusing to...
20:57 , Dec 15, 2017 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Fosun gets Chinese rights to Ardelyx's tenapanor

Gastrointestinal company Ardelyx Inc. (NASDAQ:ARDX) granted Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group Co. Ltd. (Shanghai:600196; HKSE:2196) exclusive rights in China to develop and commercialize tenapanor (AZD1722, RDX5791) to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and to...