Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) Stock: Here’s What You Need To Know!

Acadia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACAD) On Monday, Acadia Pharmaceuticals announced that it had initiated a phase 2 trial in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease Agitation. Once again ACAD will use its drug Pimavanserin to see if the drug will work in this targeted indication. The company has already received FDA approval for Pimavanserin in Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis. Now … Read more

Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) Stock: Here’s What You Need To Know

Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) On Monday, Sarepta’s stock closed the day up 73.85% after the company announced that the FDA had given its drug Eteplirsen FDA approval. More specifically, the company filed for accelerated approval. In other words, drugs can be approved after only completing a phase 2 study if the results show that a surrogate … Read more

Seres (MCRB) Stock: Here’s What You Need To Know

Seres Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MCRB) On Friday, Seres Therapeutics stock plummeted by 70% after the company reported that it had failed mid-stage trial in patients with Clostridium difficile infection or C. diff. The company has a big pipeline, but the problem is that the study that failed was the lead drug candidate. Thus, the reason why the … Read more

Biotech Stock News (SRPT) (BMRN) (ACAD)

Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) On Monday April 25, 2016 Sarepta Therapeutics had an FDA advisory panel shoot down its drug Eteplirsen, used to treat patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy — DMD. The panel voted against Eteplirsen on all questions. Even the last question which asked if Eteplirsen should be approved for DMD patients was also voted … Read more

Biotech Stock News (RXII) (SRPT)

Rxi Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RXII) On Tuesday April 19, 2016 Rxi Pharmaceuticals announced that it would present pre-clinical data at a medical conference, known as 2016 ARVO Conference. ARVO stands for Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. The pre-clinical data to be presented will be the company’s drug in corneal scarring. In order to prevent injury … Read more

Biotech Stock News (ATHX) (FLXN)

Athersys (NASDAQ:ATHX) In after-hours trade on February 18, 2016 shares of Athersys were up 21% after the company announced that it had obtained positive phase 2 results for its stroke trial. The phase 2 trial was broken down into two different parts. The first part was a dose selection phase of 16 patients split into … Read more

Biotech Stock News (BCRX) (INCY)

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: BCRX) On February 8, 2016 shares of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals fell by more than 71% after the company had announced that it had failed a phase 2 trial. The phase 2 trial known as the OPuS-2 trial recruited a total of 108 patients with Hereditary Angiodema — HAE. HAE is a rare genetic … Read more

Biotech Stock News (SYN) (CNAT)

Synthetic Biologics (NASDAQ:SYN) On February 3, 2016 shares of Synthetic Biologics fell by 14% after the company announced an update on the phase 2 clinical trial treating patients with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis — RRMS. The company’s drug used to treat these patients with RRMS is known as Trimesta. Both the clinical and MRI results of … Read more

Biotech Stock News (KBIO) (RTRX) (CMRX)

Kalobios (NASDAQ:KBIO) On Tuesday December 29, 2015 Kalobios made an SEC filing whereby the company filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. This does not mean that the company is going bankrupt, instead it signifies that the company needs to put its functions on hold until it can develop a proper restructuring plan. This filing occurred in … Read more

Biotech Stock News (AMGN) (RGLS) (BIIB) (RVNC) (AGN)

Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) On October 28, 2015 Amgen had announced that it had received FDA approval for its skin cancer drug known as IMLYGIC. This drug is an injection type drug that helps boost the immune system to fight off and kill cancerous skin cells. This therapy only treats Melanoma — skin cancer– but does … Read more