Posts tagged monotherapy
HCW starts Gemphire at buy

H.C. Wainwright launched coverage of Gemphire Therapeutics (NASDAQ:GEMP) with a “buy” rating and a price target of $21, saying it views the sell off in the shares following results of the ROYAL-1 clinical trial as overdone. The stock closed at $9.17 on August 30.

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Leerink starts Verona at buy

Leerink launched coverage of Verona Pharma (NADAQ:VRNA; AIM:VRP) with a “buy” rating and $22 price target after its recent cross-listing from the London Stock Exchange to NASDAQ. The stock closed at $13.52 on May 19.

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Roth starts Poxel SA at buy

Roth Capital Partners initiated coverage of Poxel SA (NXT:PA) with a “buy” rating and price target of €11. The stock was recently quoted at €5.14.

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Roth starts Mateon at buy

Roth Capital Markets launched coverage on Mateon Therapeutics (OTCQX:MATN) with a “buy” rating and $2 price target. The stock closed at 77 cents on April 19.

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HCW starts Calithera Biosciences at buy

H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage of Calithera Biosciences (NASDAQ:CALA) with a “buy” rating and $9 price target. The stock closed at $3.95 on Jan. 5.

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Maxim ups Galena Biopharma price target to $4

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.

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Turnstone Biologics in $41.4-million financing

Closely-held Turnstone Biologics has completed a $41.4-million series B financing led by new investor, OrbiMed, with participation from another new investor, F-Prime Capital Partners, and existing investors, FACIT and Versant Ventures, which led Turnstone’s series A financing. 

The series B financing takes place less than a year from the series A that allowed the company to progress its lead asset through an initial Phase 1/2 trial to establish safety, maximum tolerated dose and initial evidence of immunological activity in patients with advanced solid and metastatic tumors. 

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BioSight closes investment from Arkin, Primera

Closely-held BioSight has closed an investment of $13-million led by Mori Arkin’s pharmaceutical investment firm, Arkin Holdings, and the U.S.-based venture firm, Primera Capital.

Proceeds will be used for a multi-center, Phase 2b clinical trial with the company’s lead product, Astarabine, for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

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HCW starts Paratek Pharma at buy

H.C. Wainwright has initiated coverage of Paratek Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PRTK) with a “buy” rating and $32 price target. The stock closed at $15.51 on Friday.

Paratek’s lead drug, omadacycline, is a broad-spectrum antibiotic with potent coverage of common bacterial pathogens such as MRSA in both acute bacterial skin and skin structure infection (ABSSSI) and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP); multi-drug resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae (MDRSP) in CABP; and extended spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in urinary tract infections (UTI).

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