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Ladenburg starts Albireo Pharma at buy

Ladenburg Thalmann initiated coverage of Albireo Pharma (NASDAQ:ALBO) with a “buy” rating and $40 price target. The stock closed at $20.28 on Feb. 15.

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EyeGate gets additional milestone payment from Valeant

EyeGate Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:EYEG) has received an additional development milestone from a subsidiary of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE, TSX:VRX).

EyeGate previously granted Valeant exclusive, worldwide commercial and manufacturing rights to its EyeGate II Delivery System and EGP-437 combination product in the field of uveitis, as well as a right of last negotiation to license the product for other indications.

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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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Fibrocell Phase 2 vocal scaring trial fails

A Phase 2 clinical trial of Fibrocell Science’s (NASDAQ:FCSC) azficel-T for the treatment of vocal cord scarring resulting in chronic or severe dysphonia failed to meet its primary endpoints.

Fibrocell intends to focus its efforts on the development of FCX-007 for the treatment of recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa and its earlier-stage programs.

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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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