Leerink launched coverage of Mersana Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MRSN) with an “outperform” rating and $23 one-year price target, representing an approximate $500-million valuation. The stock closed at $14.05 on July 21.Read More
Maxim Group raised its price target for Galena Biopharma (NASDAQ:GALE) to $4 from $1, saying the company has multiple programs moving forward, including NeuVax. The stock was quoted at $2.90 in afternoon trading on Dec. 2.Read More
ARIAD Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARIA) has initiated a Phase 1/2 clinical trial of AP32788, an investigational tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) designed as a targeted therapy for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with specific mutations in EGFR or HER2.
AP32788 targets tumors driven by EGFR or HER2 kinases and was designed to achieve selective inhibition of these kinases with exon 20 mutations. There are currently no approved targeted treatment options available for the approximately 4% to 9% of EGFR-mutated lung tumors with exon 20 insertion mutations in NSCLC patients.Read More