Biotech Stock News (ONCE) (AAVL) (CLDN) (ADXS) (OPK) (PFE)

Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE) On October 5, 2015 shares of Spark Therapeutics ended the day up at least 25% after the company announced that it had achieved positive phase 3 results in patients with a rare form of blindness. This rare form of blindness stems from a mutation in the RPE65 gene of the eye which … Read more

Biotech Stock News (RPTP) (AERI) (CANF)

Raptor Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RPTP) On Monday September 14, 2015 shares of Raptor Pharmaceuticals ended the day down 38% after the company announced that it had failed a phase 2b liver study in children with NASH — non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. The phase 2b trial enrolled up to 169 children with NASH between the ages of eight and seventeen. … Read more

Biotech Stock News (INO) (TTPH) (AKBA)

Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO)¬† On September 8, 2015 Inovio announced that it had dosed its first patient with its Universal HIV vaccine known as PennVax-GP. This trial is being run as a phase 1 trial that will assess the safety and tolerability of the vaccine in these patients with HIV. Although the phase 1 trial primarily … Read more

Biotech Stock News (RXII) (REGN) (SURG) (VRX) (ACAD)

Rxi Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RXII) On August 31, 2015 Rxi announced that the 30-day review period for its IND of RXI-109 for scarring of macular degeneration has passed its review period and the IND is now active. The whole point of the 30-day review period is for the FDA to look at pre-clinical data and conclude whether … Read more

Biotech Stock News (NVS) (AVEO) (OMER) (VTL)

Aveo Oncology (NASDAQ:AVEO) & Novartis (NYSE:NVS) On August 17, 2015 shares of Aveo reached as high as 126% in one day after the company announced a partnership with Novartis. Under the terms of the agreement Novartis will make an upfront payment to Aveo for $15 million. This is in exchange for a partnership for both … Read more

Biotech Stock News (NYMX) (GALE) (SGYP)

Nymox Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:NYMX) On July 27, 2015 Nymox surged as high as 100% after the company reported positive phase 3 results for its BPH study. BPH stands for benign prostatic hyperplasia, and is characterized by an enlarged prostate gland. This enlarged prostate gland causes problems such as problems of urinating or the need to urinate … Read more

Biotech Stock News (BIIB) (LLY) (AVXL) (ITEK) (XOMA)

Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) On July 22, 2015 shares of Biogen fell about 4% after reporting mixed results for its Alzheimer’s drug known as aducanumab. This phase 1b trial was known as the “PRIME” trial and patients were randomized into two different dosing groups. One group of patients either took 1 mg, 3 mg , 6 mg … Read more

Biotech Stock News (AMPE) (ALNY) (AERI)

Ampio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AMPE) On April 20, 2015 Shares of Ampio Pharmaceuticals fell about 66% after the company reported that it had failed to meet the primary endpoint of a phase 3 clinical trial, known as the STRIDE trial. This trial recruited 320 patients with Osteoarthritis and patients were randomized into two different groups. One group … Read more

Biotech Stock News (RXII) (MRK) (BMY) (CNAT) (ICPT)

Rxi Pharmaceuticals Corp (NASDAQ: RXII) Rxi Pharmaceuticals last week on March 23, 2015 presented at the 73rd Annual Academy of Dermatology in which the company reported ¬†positive progress on clinical trial updates for its dermatology programs. The clinical trial with RXI-109-1301 phase 2a enrolled patients to be tested for hypertrophic scars on the abdomen only. … Read more