$NKTR (Nektar Therapeutics)

$NKTR {{ '2016-06-01T19:50:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NKTR said it agreed with Daiichi Sankyo Europe for Nektar's investigational drug therapy, ONZEALD (etirinotecan pegol, NKTR-102), which has completed a Phase 3 clinical trial (the BEACON study) in patients with advanced breast cancer. The agreement grants Daiichi exclusive rights to market ONZEALD in Europe (EEA), Switzerland and Turkey.

$ABBV {{ '2017-07-28T12:13:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Global HUMIRA sales for $ABBV rose 13.7% in 2Q17, while Global IMBRUVICA net revenues jumped 42.6%. The gross margin ratio in the second quarter was 78.0%, with adjusted gross margin ratio at 82.3%.

$ABBV {{ '2017-07-28T12:04:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

While posting 2Q17 results, $ABBV confirmed its GAAP diluted EPS guidance for FY17 of $4.55-4.65. AbbVie expects to deliver adjusted diluted EPS of $5.44 to $5.54, representing growth of 13.% at the mid-point.

$ABBV {{ '2017-07-28T12:02:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

With the biopharma giant's net revenues up 7.6% to $6.9Bil in 2Q17, $ABBV's net earnings soared 19% to $1.9Bil or $1.19 per share.  Adjusted diluted EPS was $1.42, up 12.7% in the quarter.

$CELG {{ '2017-07-27T19:16:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For FY17, $CELG cut down its GAAP EPS outlook to $5.36-5.62 from its prior estimate of $5.95-6.29. However, Celgene lifted its non-GAAP EPS outlook to $7.25-7.35 from its previous estimate of $7.15-7.30. The company didn't alter its previous revenue outlook of $13.0-13.4Bil.

$CELG {{ '2017-07-27T18:53:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Biotech heavyweight $CELG reported strong profit in 2Q17, helped by higher product sales. Net income of $1.06Bil and diluted EPS of $1.31, surged 77% and 75%, respectively. Total revenue rose 19% to $3.3Bil, while  net product sales alos increased 19% for the recent quarter. Celgene's earnings grew 26% to $1.82 per share on an adjusted basis.

$CELG {{ '2017-07-27T14:01:16+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$CELG Celgene Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 highlights

$CELG {{ '2017-07-25T20:43:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CELG, which is set to release its earnings results on July 27, settles a lawsuit filed by Beverly Brown, a former saleswoman of the drugmaker, by paying a total of $280MM. The lawsuit claimed that Celgene used illegal marketing tactics to promote its cancer drugs Thalomid and Revlimid among doctors.

$LLY {{ '2017-07-25T14:13:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LLY, which joined hands with $NKTR recently to co-develop the autoimmune drug NKTR-358, cut down its GAAP earnings outlook for FY17 by $0.09 per share to $2.51-2.61. However, Eli Lilly lifted its non-GAAP EPS estimate to $4.10-4.20 from the prior outlook of $4.05-4.15 Revenue outlook also lifted to $22.0-22.5Bil from prior range of $21.8-22.3Bil.

$LLY {{ '2017-07-24T18:19:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LLY to co-develop $NKTR's autoimmune drug NKTR-358. Under the deal terms, Eli Lilly will pay Nektar Therapeutics an upfront payment of $150MM and up to $250MM if development and regulatory milestones are achieved. Nektar to complete Phase 1 clinical development and will bear 25% of Phase 2 cost. $LLY will bear 75% of the Phase 2 development cost.

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-24T17:21:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JNJ said preliminary data from a phase 1/2a clinical trial on an investigational HIV-1 vaccine regimen showed positive results in a sample of 393 healthy volunteers. If the vaccine clears the phase 3 trials, its launch can be expected within a decade. There are currently around 37MM AIDS patients around the world.

$ABBV {{ '2017-07-21T16:09:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ABBV received positive opinion from the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency for Humira (adalimumab) for the treatment of chronic non-infectious anterior uveitis in pediatric patients. Uveitis is an inflammation of the uvea, which includes the iris, choroid, and the ciliary body in eye.

$REGN {{ '2017-07-21T15:50:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$REGN and $SNY announced that the European Medicine Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has given a positive opinion for the marketing authorization of Dupixent (dupilumab), recommending its approval in Europe for use in adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis who are candidates for systemic therapy.

$ENDP {{ '2017-07-21T14:56:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ENDP said it will be ceasing operations and closing its manufacturing and distribution facilities in Huntsville, Alabama. The closure is expected to take place over the next 12 to 18 months. These restructuring actions are expected to reduce $ENDP's workforce by about 875 positions and to result in pre-tax restructuring charges of about $325MM.

$AGN {{ '2017-07-19T15:54:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN appointed Joseph Boccuzi to its BoD, effective immediately. Boccuzi recently retired as a Partner in the Global Life Sciences, Board and Chief Executive Officer Practices at Spencer Stuart, following 24 years of service with the global executive search and leadership consulting firm.

$BDX {{ '2017-07-19T13:58:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BDX received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the BD FACSLyric flow cytometer system, an easy-to-use in vitro diagnostic (IVD) system, for use with BD Multitest assays for immunological assessment of individuals and patients having or suspected of having immune deficiency.

$GS {{ '2017-07-19T11:22:37+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GS advised a number of important transactions that were announced during 2Q17, including $BCR's $24Bil sale to $BDX. $AMZN's $13.7Bil acquisition of $WFM, and $DFT's $7.6Bil merger with $DLR.

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-18T19:50:54+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$JNJ expects that the growth acceleration in the back half of 2017 will create some momentum going into 2018, as the majority of growth acceleration in both Hospital Medical Devices and Consumer have to do with new product launches. However, the company said it is not prepared to talk about guidance.

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-18T19:30:46+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$JNJ CEO Alex Gorsky said during the conference call, "We remain very optimistic about Pharma in the second half of the year and we continue to see really strong uptake both with DARZALEX and the various multiple myeloma indications earlier utilization."

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-18T18:58:31+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$JNJ said it has a pipeline of more than 10 new blockbuster products to launch or file for regulatory approval in the next five years, each with greater than $1Bil in peak year sales potential.

$NKTR {{ '2017-07-18T13:13:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Pharma company $NKTR said a study on pain relief drug NKTR-181 demonstrated less abuse potential, compared to commonly used medicine oxycodone.  The study was designed to assess the relative oral abuse potential of the formulation at its maximum dose. The FDA has granted NKTR-181 fast track designation for treatment of moderate to severe pain.

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