Posts tagged hepatitis B
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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WB ups Arrowhead Pharma price target to $12

William Blair raised its price target for Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARWR) to $12 from $9 after the company licensed exclusive worldwide rights to two preclinical cardiovascular programs to Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN).

Under the accord, Arrowhead would receive an up-front fee of $35-million and $21.5-million in equity, and up to $617-million in options and milestones, plus royalties.

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ContraVir Pharma to merge with Ciclofilin Pharma

ContraVir Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CTRV) has entered into a definitive merger agreement with closely-held Ciclofilin Pharmaceuticals.

Under the accord, ContraVir will acquire all of the outstanding equity interests in Ciclofilin for the right to receive future milestone payments, which will be allocated among the holders of Ciclofilin common stock.

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Maxim starts ContraVir Pharma at buy

Maxim Group has initiated coverage of ContraVir Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CTRV) with a “buy” rating and price target of $4, calling the company an emerging anti-viral leader with two clean shots on goal. The stock closed at 97 cents on Thursday.

“ContraVir has two programs: one in shingles (Phase 3) and one in hepatitis B (Phase 1/2), both of which can be value drivers for the company,” writes analyst Jason Kolbert.

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