Posts tagged commercialization
Roth ups iRadimed to buy

Roth Capital Partners upgraded iRadimed (NASDAQ:IRMD) to “buy” from “neutral” and raised its price target to $12 from $9 after the company reported second quarter results. The stock closed at $9.80 on July 31.

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Stifel ups Tetraphase to buy

Stifel upgraded Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TTPH) to “buy” from “hold” and raised its price target to $15 from $8 after the company reported positive top-line results of the IGNITE4 clinical trial evaluating its eravacycline in patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI). The stock closed at $6.90 on July 25.

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IntelGenx in development pact with Endo

IntelGenx (OTCQX:IGXT; TSX-V:IGX) entered into a co-development and commercialization agreement with Endo Ventures for a new product utilizing IntelGenx' proprietary VersaFilm for the USA market.

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IntelGenx, Chemo Group expand partnership

IntelGenx (OTCQX:IGXT; TSX-V:IGX) strengthened its relationship with Chemo Group by signing a term sheet for co-development and commercialization of a generic tablet for the central nervous system (CNS) on a worldwide basis.

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Analysts start Obalon Therapeutics at buy

Analysts at Stifel and BTIG initiated coverage of Obalon Therapeutics (NASDAQ:OBLN) with “buy” ratings and price targets of $18 and $20, respectively. The stock closed at $13.80 on Friday.

“Obalon appears poised for dramatic top-line growth with its highly-differentiated intragastric balloon system, already FDA-approved to treat 30-to-40 body mass index range obese patients,” writes Rick Wise of Stifel.

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Mesoblast names Bill Burns as vice chairman

Mesoblast (NASDAQ:MESO; ASX:MSB) appointed William Burns, a director, as vice chairman.

In this role, Mr. Burns, a former CEO of Roche Pharmaceuticals from 2001 to 2009, will focus his considerable pharmaceutical industry expertise on activities relating to execution of major strategic partnerships and corporate transactions.

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Valeant to commercialize Contrave in Canada

Valeant Canada, a subsidiary of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE, TSX: VRX), will commercialize Orexigen Therapeutics’ (NASDAQ:OREX) Contrave (naltrexone HCl / bupropion HCl extended release) in Canada.

Under the accord, Valeant will be responsible for obtaining Canadian regulatory approval and for all commercialization activity and expenses. Orexigen will supply Contrave tablets to Valeant Canada or its affiliates for an agreed transfer price and certain potential regulatory and sales milestone payments. Orexigen expects Valeant to file with Health Canada for regulatory approval by January 2017.

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Stifel starts Voyager Therapeutics at buy

Stifel Research launched coverage of Voyager Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VYGR) with a “buy” rating and 12-month price target of $33. The stock closed at $11.81 on Thursday.

Voyager is a clinical stage-gene therapy company with the potential to be the market leader in design, development and commercialization of gene products focused on diseases of the central nervous system (CNS), writes analyst Katherine Breedis.

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HCW starts Rigel Pharma at buy

H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage of Rigel Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RIGL) with a “buy” rating and $6 price target. The stock closed at $2.26 on Tuesday.

“We would be buyers of Rigel going into the August readout from the first Phase 3 trial for its Syk inhibitor, fostamatib, in immune thrombocytopenic pupura (ITP) based on compelling data from a Phase 2 trial,” writes analyst Shaunak Deepak.

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First patients treated with Titan Pharma’s Probuphine

The first 10 patients received treatment last week with Titan Pharmaceuticals’ (NASDAQ:TTNP) Probuphine implant of buprenorphine, following FDA approval on May 26.

ProbuphineProbuphine was developed using Titan’s long-term, continuous drug delivery platform, ProNeura, for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence.

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QLT and Aegerion Pharma to merge

QLT (NASDAQ:QLTI; TSX:QLT) and Aegerion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AEGR) have entered into a definitive merger agreement, with the resulting company to be renamed, Novelion Therapeutics.

Under the accord, each outstanding share of Aegerion common stock will be exchanged for 1.0256 shares of QLT common stock.

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Avivagen closes private placement

Avivagen (TSX-V:VIV) has completed a private placement of brokered and non-brokered components, selling 60 million units for gross proceeds of $3.6-million.

Each unit consists of one common share and one-half of a warrant at a price of six cents a unit. Each whole warrant entitles the holder to acquire one common share of Avivagen at a price of nine cents for two years from closing.

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Incyte to acquire ARIAD’s EU operations, in-license Iclusig

Incyte (NASDAQ:INCY) has agreed to acquire ARIAD Pharmaceuticals’ (NASDAQ:ARIA) European operations. At the expected June 1 closing of the transaction, Incyte will obtain an exclusive license to develop and commercialize Iclusig in Europe and other select countries.

The agreement to divest its European operations and out-license Iclusig in Europe will enable ARIAD to focus its promotion of Iclusig on the highly valuable U.S. market, while strengthening its financial position and maintaining important optionality through a potential buy-back provision for the Iclusig license rights in the event of a change-in-control of ARIAD.

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TearLab prices $17.3-million registered public offering

TearLab (NASDAQ:TEAR; TSX:TLB) has priced a public offering of common stock to raised gross proceeds of approximately $17.3-million to close on May 9.

The offering was priced at 75 cents a share of common stock, or common stock equivalent, with each share of common stock coupled with a warrant to purchase one-half of one share of common stock.

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Avivagen plans JV to sell OxC-beta in China

Avivagen (TSX-V:VIV) plans to collaborate with the Jintai group of companies for a joint venture to commercialize OxC-beta Livestock in China.

The companies plan to create a Sino-Canadian joint venture company based in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, to register and commercialize OxC-beta Livestock, initially for use in poultry and swine.

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