$GERN (Geron Corporation)

$GERN {{ '2016-07-15T09:10:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Biopharmaceutical company $GERN said it has been issued 3 US patents related to its telomerase inhibitor, imetelstat. The first patent is expected to remain in force until March 2033 and the other 2 patents are expected to remain in force until Sept. 2024.

$GILD {{ '2018-01-18T17:34:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Kite, a $GILD company, has entered into a clinical trial collaboration with Pfizer, Inc. to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the combination of Yescarta and Pfizer's utomilumab, in patients with refractory large B-cell lymphoma. A multi-center Phase 1/2 study sponsored by Kite is expected to begin in 2018.

$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.

$BAX {{ '2018-01-08T14:03:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BAX will acquire two products from Mallinckrodt plc, RECOTHROM Thrombin topical and PREVELEAK Surgical Sealant, for an upfront payment of approx. $153MM and potential contingent payments in future. The deal is expected to be modestly accretive to 2018 adjusted earnings and increasingly accretive thereafter and is expected to close in 1H18.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$PFE {{ '2017-12-21T21:14:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PFE announced that the US FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for avelumab in combination with INLYTA for treatment-naive patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). This is the second Breakthrough Therapy Designation granted to avelumab.

$ABBV {{ '2017-12-21T13:23:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ABBV announced positive top-line results from the Phase 3 SELECT-MONOTHERAPY clinical trial. Upadacitinib is not approved by regulatory authorities and its safety and efficacy have not been established.

$PFE {{ '2017-12-20T12:23:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The US FDA has approved $PFE's supplemental New Drug Application to expand the indication for BOSULIF  to include adult patients with newly-diagnosed chronic phase Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myelogenous leukemia (Ph CML).

$PFE {{ '2017-12-18T19:31:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $PFE has increased the quarterly dividend by 6% to $0.34 per share. The first quarter 2018 cash dividend will be payable on March 1, 2018, to shareholders of record on Feb. 2, 2018. The board also authorized a new $10Bil share repurchase program, in addition to the $6.4Bil remaining under the current authorization.

$BMY {{ '2017-12-18T12:54:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BMY announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency recommended the approval of Yervoy for pediatric patients 12 years of age and older who have unresectable or metastatic melanoma. The CHMP recommendation will now be reviewed by the European Commission.

$GILD {{ '2017-12-15T12:38:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GILD announced that Executive Chairman John Martin will transition from his current role of Executive Chairman to Chairman of the Board of Directors effective March 9, 2018.

$GILD {{ '2017-12-12T14:09:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Kite, a $GILD company, announced updated results from the ongoing Phase 1/2 ZUMA-3 study of KTE-C19, a CD19 CAR T cell therapy, which is investigational for treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). 71% of ALL patients who received a single infusion of KTE-C19 achieved complete tumor remission.

$ZTS {{ '2017-12-12T13:32:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ZTS BoD declared 1Q18 dividend of $0.126 per share of the company’s common stock, an increase of 20% from the quarterly dividend rate paid in 2017. The dividend is to be paid on Thursday, March 1, 2018, to holders of record on Friday, January 19, 2018.

$LLY {{ '2017-12-11T17:36:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

FDA accepts to review $LLY's Galcanezumab, an injectionable drug for the treatment of migraine. Rivals $NVS and $AMGN already filed their migraine drug with FDA in July 2017, while $TEVA is also expected to join the race. Lilly's pain portfolio also includes Tanezumab, developed in partnership with $PFE, for the treatment of osteoarthritis.

$JCI {{ '2017-12-11T16:43:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JCI's BoD appointed John Young to serve as a director. Young is currently group president of $PFE Essential Health. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, he will become group president of Pfizer Innovative Health, which comprises six business groups focused on improving health through innovative products covering every stage of life.

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