$SGNT (Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)

$SGNT {{ '2016-07-11T16:00:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SGNT said JPMorgan Securities Japan Co. Ltd. acted as financial advisor, and Nishimura & Asahi, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, & Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, PC acted as legal counsel to Nichi-Iko. Perella Weinberg Partners and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC acted as financial advisors, & Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as legal counsel to $SGNT.

$LGND {{ '2018-01-22T15:49:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Pharma company $LGND has signed a license agreement with Ferring Pharmaceuticals, under which the latter will get access to its therapeutic antibody platform OmniAb, for discovery of fully human mono- and bispecific antibodies. Ligand will receive platform access fees, milestone payments and royalties.

$CELG {{ '2018-01-22T13:26:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Last week's rumor becomes reality. $CELG to acquire its strategic partner $JUNO for $9Bil. Juno Therapeutics, which had already skyrocketed nearly 50% in the last week, has increased more than 25% today in pre-market from Jan. 19th closing price of $67.81. Celgene expects that this deal will help it to boost the revenue generation beyond 2020.

$LGND {{ '2018-01-19T15:51:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LGND announced initiation of a program to develop contrast agents with reduced renal toxicity. Contrast agents are injectable solutions used during diagnostic imaging procedures. $LGND plans to advance products toward proof-of-concept, followed by selling or out-licensing them for further development and commercialization.

$AMGN {{ '2018-01-19T13:28:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization for MVASI from $AMGN and $AGN. MVASI is the first biosimilar bevacizumab approved by the EC and is approved for the treatment of certain types of cancers.

$AGN {{ '2018-01-17T13:14:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN and $IRWD reached an agreement with Indian pharma company Sun Pharma to resolve a patent litigation for the generic version of constipation drug Linzess in the U.S. As per the agreement, Sun Pharma will be able to market the generic version of Linzess in the U.S. from Feb. 1, 2031. All the litigations related to Linzess were dismissed.

$LGND {{ '2018-01-11T17:54:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Pharma company $LGND has signed a license agreement with Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, allowing the latter to use the OmniAb platform for discovery of antibodies. For products incorporating OmniAb antibodies, Ligand will receive annual platform access payments and royalties, while the programs will be entirely funded by Glenmark.

$VRTX {{ '2018-01-10T15:15:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRTX said the European Commission has granted extension of the Marketing Authorization for ORKAMBI, intended for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) in people with two copies of the F508del mutation, to include children ages 6 through 11. Existing reimbursement agreements in countries such as Ireland will enable rapid access to ORKAMBI.

$AGN {{ '2018-01-09T15:46:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN, which announced its plan to give pink slips to 1,000 of its employees and cut down 400 open positions earlier this year, provided FY18 financial outlook. In 2018, Allergan plans to sell its remaining position of 10% stake in $TEVA through Forward Sale Agreements and/or open market sales.

$CELG {{ '2018-01-08T19:25:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CELG announced preliminary results for 4Q17 and FY17. Celgene also provided the outlook for FY18 and reaffirmed FY20 guidance. The company is expected to finalize these results when it announces the earnings results on Jan. 25, 2018.

$MLNT {{ '2018-01-08T17:08:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MLNT completed the acquisition of $MDCO’s infectious disease business. $MLNT also announced that $MDCO’s Mike McGuire has joined the new organization as SVP, Commercial, replacing Chief Commercial Officer, John Temperato, who left $MLNT to pursue other opportunities.

$CELG {{ '2018-01-08T14:00:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CELG agreed to acquire start-up firm Impact Biomedicines for an upfront payment of $1.1Bil. Under the deal terms, Celgene will further pay up to $1.25Bil on Impact's cancer drug Fedratinib getting FDA's approvals. If the global annual net sales of the drug exceed $5Bil, Celgene will pay a maximum of $4.5Bil. The deal is expected to close in 1Q18.

$MDCO {{ '2018-01-08T13:17:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Pharma firm $MDCO closed the sale of its infectious disease business to $MLNT for $215MM of guaranteed cash and 3.3 MM common shares of Melinta. The sale consideration also includes royalty payments of 5-25% on certain drug sales and the assumption by Melinta of all royalty, milestone and other payment obligations relating to those products.

$ACOR {{ '2018-01-08T12:56:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Bio-pharmaceuticals company $ACOR has reported net sales of $542MM for fiscal 2017. For fiscal 2018, the company expects net sales to be in the range of $330MM to $350MM. R&D and SG&A operating expenses, on an adjusted basis, is forecasted in the $270-$290MM range.

$PFE {{ '2018-01-04T13:11:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Arvinas LLC collaborates with $PFE for the discovery and development of drug candidates using Arvinas' PROTAC Platform, a novel technology used to create small molecule therapeutics aimed at degrading disease-causing cellular proteins. Arvinas may receive up to $830MM in upfront and potential development and commercialization milestone payments.

$LGND {{ '2018-01-03T14:25:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LGND's partner HanAll Biopharma out-licensed antibody projects that were discovered by HanAll using $LGND’s OmniAb antibody discovery platform. The licensing events triggered $6MM of payments to $LGND. Including these payments, $LGND now anticipates total revenue for full year 2017 to be approx. $140MM with adjusted EPS to be $3.13-3.16.

$ACET {{ '2018-01-02T20:11:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACET's finished dosage form generics subsidiary Rising Pharmaceuticals launched the first generic for Efavirenz Capsules. This is an FDA-approved generic version of the reference listed drug, Sustiva from $BMY, which in combination with other drugs is indicated for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and pediatric patients.

$PFE {{ '2017-12-26T12:25:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PFE and $MRK announced that the US FDA has approved STEGLATRO (ertugliflozin) tablets, an oral sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, and the fixed-dose combination STEGLUJAN (ertugliflozin and sitagliptin) tablets for adults with type 2 diabetes.

$AGN {{ '2017-12-26T12:22:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN said that the Federal Circuit confirmed that a proposed generic version of Combigan eye drug from Sandoz, a unit of $NVS, did not infringe Allergan's two patents. The Federal Circuit also reversed the district court's decision that Sandoz's proposed generic product infringes Allergan's 3rd patent. Allergan plans to file for rehearing within 30 days.

$MRK {{ '2017-12-22T16:34:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MRK and $PFE announced that the FDA approved STEGLATROTM (ertugliflozin) tablets, an oral sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, and the fixed-dose combination STEGLUJAN (ertugliflozin and sitagliptin) tablets.

$CELG {{ '2017-12-22T14:11:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CELG's cancer drug Revlimid fails to meet the endpoint in the first Phase 3 trial. Celgene said that additional analyses are ongoing and it would present the complete analyzed data in a future medical conference. Revlimid contributed 63% of Celgene's revenue in their recently ended third quarter.

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