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Amgen Offers $1.9 Billion to Acquire Five Prime Therapeutics
Source: Streetwise Reports  (3/4/21)
Five Prime Therapeutics shares traded 78% higher after the company reported it entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by biotech giant Amgen for $38 per share in cash. More >


U.S. Biopharma Making a 'Bold Move into a Large Market Opportunity'
Source: Streetwise Reports  (3/3/21)
This latest undertaking of Dicerna Pharmaceuticals and the near-term catalysts of some of its other programs are described in an H.C. Wainwright & Co. report. More >


Biopharma Chooses Firm to Co-Conduct Psychedelic Dose Trial
Source: Streetwise Reports  (3/2/21)
Algernon Pharmaceuticals aims to begin the study as soon as it receives the drug from the manufacturer. More >


Pandion Shares Trade Up 134% on $1.85 Billion Acquisition by Merck
Source: Streetwise Reports  (2/25/21)
Pandion Therapeutics shares reached a new 52-week high after the company reported it agreed to be acquired by pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. in an all cash transaction for $60 per share. More >


Company's Antibiotic-Free Livestock Feed Product Shows Positive Results in Subclinical Mastitis Dairy Trial
Source: Streetwise Reports  (2/22/21)
Avivagen Inc. reported that data from a New Zealand OxC-betaT™ Livestock Dairy Trial for use against sub-clinical mastitis has been published in a top-tier international veterinary science journal. More >


Regenerative Medicine Firm Reports Positive Chronic Lower Back Pain Trial Results
Source: Streetwise Reports  (2/17/21)
New study data and next steps for Mesoblast's MPC-06-ID are presented in a Dawson James Securities report. More >


Nektar Therapeutics Planning Phase 2/3 Studies with Merck and SFJ Pharma for Head and Neck Cancer
Source: Streetwise Reports  (2/17/21)
Nektar Therapeutics shares traded 14% higher after the company reported it plans to conduct a Phase 2/3 study of bempegaldesleukin in combination with Merck's KEYTRUDA® in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck and is partnering on a second Phase 2/3 study with SFJ Pharmaceuticals that will provide $150 million to fund development. More >


Pharma Developer Contemplates Adding Lung Scarring as Key Endpoint in Phase 2b/3 COVID-19 Trial
Source: Streetwise Reports  (2/12/21)
Algernon Pharmaceuticals reported it is considering adding "lung scarring" as an additional primary endpoint to its Phase 2b/3 COVID-19 Ifenprodil study protocol. More >


ImmunoGen Shares Rise 30% After Firm Reports FY20 Earnings and 2021 Outlook
Source: Streetwise Reports  (2/12/21)
Shares of ImmunoGen Inc. reached a new 52-week high after the company announced Q4/20 and FY/20 business operating and financial results. More >


AC Immune Reports 'Positive Interim Results' from Novel Phase 1b/2a Alzheimer's Vaccine Trial
Source: Streetwise Reports  (2/11/21)
Shares of AC Immune SA traded 15% higher after the firm reported that interim results from the Phase 1b/2a Alzheimer's trial of its ACI-35.030 vaccine demonstrated generation of potent anti-phospho-Tau antibody responses in 100% of older patients with early Alzheimer's disease. More >


Pharmaceutical Developer Hires Laboratory to Conduct Preclinical Studies of Psychedelic Compound DMT
Source: Streetwise Reports  (2/10/21)
Algernon Pharmaceuticals entered into an agreement with Charles River Laboratories, "a recognized world leader for pre-clinical neurological studies," to conduct preclinical studies for psychedelic compound DMT in stroke patients. More >


Drug Repurposer Ventures into New Area, Use of Psychedelic in Stroke
Source: Streetwise Reports  (2/5/21)
This clinical program of Algernon Pharmaceuticals and upcoming catalysts regarding its in-progress COVID-19 and chronic cough trials are discussed in a Mackie Research Capital Corp. report. More >


Coverage Initiated on Firm Developing Gold Nanoparticle Therapy for Neurological Diseases
Source: Streetwise Reports  (2/5/21)
The reasons Clene is a compelling investment are outlined in a ROTH Capital Partners report. More >


Small-Cap Psychedelic Wellness Company Makes First Acquisition: Ketamine Infusion Centers
Source: Streetwise Reports  (2/4/21)
DELIC aims to become a leader in psychedelic health and wellness clinics. More >


Neurosciences Firm Provides Insight on Recent Alzheimer's/Amyloid Field Developments
Source: Streetwise Reports  (2/3/21)
ProMIS Neurosciences offered its perspective on the latest progress in the Alzheimer's/amyloid field. The firm stated that two recent positive events support the case for PMN310 to be considered "best in class." More >


GW Pharmaceuticals Shares Gain 46% on $7.2 Billion Acquisition by Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Source: Streetwise Reports  (2/3/21)
Shares of GW Pharmaceuticals reached a new 52-week high after the company reported it agreed to be acquired by Jazz Pharmaceuticals in a combination cash and stock deal for $220.00 per share. More >


Cassava Shares Triple After Interim Trial Data Shows Simufilam Improves Cognition and Behavior in Alzheimer's Disease
Source: Streetwise Reports  (2/2/21)
Shares of Cassava Sciences traded 207% higher after the firm provided an interim analysis from an ongoing study demonstrating that simufilam improves cognition and behavior in mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease patients. More >


Algernon Pharmaceuticals Launches Stroke Treatment Clinical Research Program with Psychedelic Drug DMT, the 'Spirit Molecule'
Source: Streetwise Reports  (2/1/21)
Algernon Pharmaceuticals, a clinical stage pharmaceutical development company, announced that it has established a clinical research program for the treatment of stroke focused on AP-188 (DMT), a known psychedelic compound. Algernon plans to be the first company globally to pursue DMT for stroke in humans and is planning to begin a clinical trial as soon as possible in 2021. More >


Viela Bio Shares Rise 52% on $3.05 Billion Buyout by Horizon Therapeutics
Source: Streetwise Reports  (2/1/21)
Shares of Viela Bio traded higher after it was announced that the company entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Horizon Therapeutics for $53.00 per share. More >


Novavax Shares Shoot 65% Higher on Phase 3 COVID-19 Vaccine Trial's 89.3% Effectiveness
Source: Streetwise Reports  (1/29/21)
Novavax Inc. shares established a new 52-week high after the firm's COVID-19 vaccine demonstrated an 89.3% efficacy rate in a Phase 3 trial in the U.K. and also showed efficacy against the South African variant in a Phase 2b trial. More >


Coverage Initiated on Biotech 'Improving Drugs Via Prodrug'
Source: Streetwise Reports  (1/27/21)
KemPharm's key near-term catalyst, lead value driver and other pipeline drug candidates are discussed in a ROTH Capital Partners report. More >


Life Sciences Co. Receives Large Livestock Feed Order from New Client in Mexico
Source: Streetwise Reports  (1/27/21)
Avivagen Inc. reported it has secured a six tonne order for OxC-beta™ Livestock from a new customer in Queretaro City, Mexico. More >


Sorrento Shares Rise 35% After Firm Posts Positive Data from Phase 1b ICU COVID-19 Trial
Source: Streetwise Reports  (1/27/21)
Shares of Sorrento Therapeutics traded higher after the company released positive preliminary results from it of Phase 1b COVI-MSC™ Study for treatment of hospitalized ICU COVID-19 patients. More >


Vir Shares Climb 48% on Initial Phase 1 Chronic Hepatitis B Trial Data
Source: Streetwise Reports  (1/26/21)
Vir Biotechnology shares traded higher after the company reported data from its Phase 1 Chronic Hepatitis B Study that showed VIR-3434 significantly and rapidly reduced hepatitis B surface antigen. More >


Aurinia Pharma Shares Open at 52-Week High as FDA Approves Adult Lupus Nephritis Drug
Source: Streetwise Reports  (1/25/21)
Shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals traded 30% higher after the company reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its LUPKYNIS™ (voclosporin) for use in treating adults with active lupus nephritis. More >


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