Sarepta Pharma Pushes Two Biotech ETFs to New Highs

Sarepta Pharma Pushes Two Biotech ETFs to New Highs

Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. (SRPT – Free Report) was a star performer in Tuesday’s trading session, as the stock skyrocketed as much as 57.7% to a new high of $176.50 but closed a little lower, rising 36.8% (read: 4 Sector ETFs That Crushed S&P 500 in 9-Year Bull Run). The surge propelled the company’s market cap […]

Reata Pharma (RETA) Reports Initiation of Phase 1 Trial of RTA 1701

Reata Pharma (RETA) Reports Initiation of Phase 1 Trial of RTA 1701

Get inside Wall Street with StreetInsider Premium. Claim your 2-week free trial here. Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: RETA) today announced the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical trial of Reata’s RTA 1701, a highly selective and orally bioavailable allosteric RORγt inhibitor. This Phase 1, first-in-human study is evaluating the safety and pharmacokinetics of RTA 1701 […]

Emblem to Launch Emblem Germany in Joint Venture with Acnos Pharma

Emblem to Launch Emblem Germany in Joint Venture with Acnos Pharma

Emblem Germany JV between Acnos and Emblem the first of its kind Emblem Corp. TORONTO, June 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Emblem Corp. (TSXV:EMC) (TSXV:EMC.WT) (OTCBB:EMMBF) (“Emblem” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has approved the Company’s formation of a joint venture under the name “Emblem Germany” (the “JV”) […]

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma cuts remaining sales force

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma cuts remaining sales force

(Reuters) – OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, facing a wave of lawsuits blaming it for helping fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic, said on Wednesday it had laid off about 350 employees this week including the remainder of its already-downsized sales force. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma L.D. […]

Recordati family confirms talks with CVC over pharma business stake sale

Recordati family confirms talks with CVC over pharma business stake sale

Rachel Sanderson June 20, 2018 Print this page The holding company behind Italy’s billionaire Recordati family has confirmed it is in talks with private equity group CVC to sell a stake in its pharma company. “But there are many obstacles to overcome and there is no certainty on the outcome of the talks or time […]

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Amazon, J.P. Morgan, and Berkshire Hathaway healthcare venture has a CEO: Dr. Atul Gawande. Gawande is a practicing surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, and the founding executive director of Ariadne Labs, a health systems innovation center. He will […]

Big Pharma executives jump to China startups for higher pay and more say: report

Big Pharma executives jump to China startups for higher pay and more say: report

Regulatory support from the Chinese government and growing interest from the investment world have contributed to China’s booming biotech industry, which has continuously been luring talent away from multinational drug companies. In recent years, many former Chinese executives from the likes of Pfizer, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis and Sanofi either jumped to domestic biopharmas or struck out […]

Lions Health, Day 2: Fear factors, pharma humor and how can we win next year?

Lions Health, Day 2: Fear factors, pharma humor and how can we win next year?

CANNES, France—If you eavesdropped in Lions Health’s Palais II headquarters Tuesday morning, you heard a lot of chatter about who picked up awards the night before, and even more speculation on why. Outside in its sprawling cabana, Facebook was handing out sodas, water and trail mix along with client case studies. But onstage and in session, […]

Alstrom Syndrome / Alstrom-Hallgren Syndrome

Alstrom Syndrome / Alstrom-Hallgren Syndrome

Alström syndrome (AS) is a rare genetic disorder that affects infants within the first year. The syndrome affects different functions of the body, such as vision (blindness), metabolism (obesity, liver disorder, diabetes, kidney problems), heart (cardiomyopathy), and hearing. Mutations in the ALMS1 gene cause Alström syndrome. What are the causes of Alström Syndrome? […]