Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. is taking immunotherapy to the next level in the fight against cancer and infectious diseases. They are the only immunotherapy company that has reported generating T cells in vivo in high quantity that are fully functional and whose killing capacity correlates with relevant clinical outcomes with a favorable safety profile. With an expanding portfolio of immune therapies, the company is advancing a growing preclinical and clinical stage product pipeline. Partners and collaborators include MedImmune, Roche, The Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania, DARPA, GeneOne Life Science, Plumbline Life Sciences, Drexel University, NIH, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Military HIV Research Program, and University of Manitoba.

Expert Comments:

Charles Duncan, Piper Jaffray & Co. (7/15/16)
"We remain encouraged, specifically, for the correlation between in vivo generation of antigen-specific CD8+ T-Cells and clinical response, observed in the Phase IIb trial with VGX-3100 in CD. . .this study has informed Phase III plans, as well as a cervical cancer trial start for MedImmune-partnered INO-3112, both possible in 2016. We also recognize Inovio’s platform versus competitors' for quick and efficacious response to infectious disease outbreaks, evidenced by Inovio being the only company cleared to initiate a Phase I human study with its Zika vaccine by YE16. Ahead of progress in oncology and infectious disease."

Ram Selvaraju, H.C. Wainwright & Co. (6/21/16)
"Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. and its collaborator, GeneOne Life Science, disclosed that the FDA granted approval of the company’s IND to initiate a Phase 1 trial of its Zika virus DNA vaccine (GLS-5700). . .phase 1 study, scheduled to enroll 40 healthy subjects, is the first-ever human trial of a preventive vaccine targeting the Zika virus. . .GLS-5700 is likely to show similar safety attributes in this upcoming study. Inovio has sufficient capital to finish the study, and management expects to report results from the Phase 1 trial by the end of 2016."

Biotech Research Group, Seeking Alpha (6/21/16)
"Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. has the ability to respond quickly to these mutations utilizing a proprietary DNA based sequencing model designed to target and treat specific areas of cancer and infectious disease. . .Inovio is the only immunotherapy company that has reported generating t-cells "in vivo" in high quantity that are fully functional and whose killing capacity correlates with relevant clinical outcomes with a favorable safety profile. . .the next six months will be a busy period for investors to digest, with several data sets slated for public dissemination. . .an investment in the long-term future for Inovio is a solid investment choice.

Jason Kolbert, Maxim Group (6/20/16)
"Inovio continues to demonstrate that its DNA-based vaccination platform can transition from pre-clinical to clinical in a relatively short period of time. The ability to respond quickly to a rapidly emerging public health threat like Zika virus (Zika is now present in 58 countries) with a DNA-based vaccine candidate could be an ideal approach for controlling disease spread."

Sadif Research (5/30/16)
"Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a high quality company with a neutral outlook. Inovio has strong business growth. . .when compared to its closest peer, ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc, Inovio shows greater undervaluation and is equally likely to outperform the market. . .the company's share price has risen sharply over the past year, but we believe underlying fundamentals to be the primary determinant of long-term performance."

Biotech Research Group, Seeking Alpha (5/23/16)
"Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc., in collaboration with GeneOne Life Sciences, has found itself in an enviable position as the leader [in] developing a vaccine to combat the prolific Zika virus. . .the vaccine resulted in seroconversion, which is the development of detectable and specific antibodies in the blood and was apparent in all of the vaccinated primates. . .with Inovio reporting encouraging results in its early Zika study. . .the company is positioned at being first to market with a vaccine to treat Zika."

Charles Duncan
Recent news from Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc., a small-cap biotech developing immunotherapeutic vaccines that target cancer and infectious diseases like news-making viruses Ebola and Zika, has prompted Piper Jaffray analyst Charles Duncan to reiterate his thesis for investment in the company.
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Experts Following This Company

Larry Biegelsen – Wells Fargo Securities
Jim Birchenough – BMO Capital Markets
Yi Chen, Managing Director of Equity Research – Rodman & Renshaw
Charles Duncan, Managing Director, Senior Biotechnology Analyst – Piper Jaffray & Co.
Dorman Followwill, Partner and Director EIA – Frost & Sullivan Inc
Jason Kolbert, Senior Analyst – Maxim Group
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Jason McCarthy, Analyst – Maxim Group
Kevin McCarthy, Co-Managing Partner – Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Co.
Ram Selvaraju, Managing Director; Head of Healthcare Equity Research – Rodman & Renshaw

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