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HCW ups Calithera price target to $14

H.C. Wainwright raised its price target for Calithera Biosciences (NASDAQ:CALA) to $14 from $10, citing a recent partnership with Incyte and dilution from recent rounds of fund raising. The stock closed at $10.75 on March 28.

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BioTime opens U.S. sites in dry AMD trial

BioTime (NYSE MKT:BTX) is expanding its ongoing Phase 1/2a clinical trial for OpRegen in the advanced dry form of AMD by naming the first two sites that will treat patients in the U.S.

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Histogenics cartilage data published

Histogenics (NASDAQ:HSGX) announced the online peer-reviewed publication in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research that analyzes mechanical properties of tissue engineered cartilage based on work done as part of a sponsored-research agreement between Histogenics and Dr. Lawrence Bonassar at Cornell University. 

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BTIG starts Organovo at buy

BTIG initiated coverage of Organovo Holdings (NASDAQ:ONVO) with a “buy” rating and $5 price target. The stock closed at $3.69 on Dec. 14.

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ContraVir updates action of HBV inhibitor

ContraVir Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CTRV) provided new insights into the mechanism of action of its hepatitis B (HBV) cyclophilin inhibitor, CRV431, showing that it effectively blocks a critical interaction between HBV X protein (HBx) and host cyclophilin A, with nanomolar potency. 

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Mesoblast diabetic kidney disease data published

Results of Mesoblast’s (NASDAQ:MESO; ASX:MSB) Phase 2 trial of its allogeneic mesenchymal precursor cell (MPC) product candidate, MPC-300-IV, in patients with diabetic kidney disease have been published in the current issue of the peer-reviewed journal, EBioMedicine. 

The paper concluded that a single intravenous infusion of MPC-300-IV was well tolerated and had positive effects on renal function at the 12-week primary endpoint in the trial with adult patients with Type 2 diabetic nephropathy.

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BioLight’s CellDetect posts positive results in prostate cancer

BioLight Life Sciences (TASE:BOLT) reported promising results from a feasibility clinical study designed to detect prostate cancer cells in urine specimens using its CellDetect technology.

The study successfully demonstrated the feasibility of detecting intact cells originating in the prostate from urine samples following prostate massage.

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Rodman starts BioBlast Pharma at buy

Rodman & Renshaw has initiated coverage of BioBlast Pharma (NASDAQ:ORPN) with a “buy” rating and 12-month price target of $25. The stock closed at $3.24 on Wednesday.

BioBlast is focused on platform-based solutions, addressing rare diseases due to mitochondrial dysfunction and misfolding of critical function proteins.

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