Shares of Japanese pharmaceutical firm Shionogi & Co. Ltd. traded nearly 13% higher yesterday after the company reported it received emergency regulatory approval from Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare for its Xocova® (ensitrelvir fumaric acid) tablets for use in treating SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Imago BioSciences Inc. shares traded 104.5% higher yesterday to a new 52-week high after the company reported it entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Merck & Co. in an all-cash transaction for US$36.00 per share.
Iveric Bio Inc. shares traded 25% higher Friday after the company reported that the U.S. FDA has granted breakthrough therapy designation for its avacincaptad pegol for use in the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Advisory Panel denied the approval of this therapeutic for patients hospitalized with severe SARS-CoV-2, yet it is still a Buy, noted a Research Capital Corp. report.
CytomX Therapeutics Inc. shares traded 32% higher after the company reported it has formed a strategic research collaboration with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. to develop next-generation bispecific immunotherapies to treat multiple cancer tumor types.
4D Molecular Therapeutics Inc. shares traded 38.5% higher yesterday after the company reported interim data from its Phase 1/2 clinical trial of Intravitreal 4D-150 for use in the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration.
Opiant Pharmaceuticals Inc. shares traded 111% higher after the company reported it entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Indivior Plc. for US$20.00 per share in cash. Opiant shareholders will also receive contingent value rights that are worth up to an additional US$8.00/share if certain product sales milestones are met.
ADMA Biologics Inc. shares traded 27.5% higher after the company reported Q3/22 financial results that included a 99% YOY revenue increase. The firm added that it is raising its FY/22 revenue estimates from US$130 million to US$145 million.
With late-stage drug candidates and major near-term catalysts, undervalued Aldeyra Therapeutics warrants a Buy to Outperform rating and consideration by potential investors, according to various analysts.
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. shares traded 200% higher yesterday to a new 52-week high after the company advised that Ipsen SA reported that in a Phase 3 clinical trial, Onivyde® regimen was shown to significantly improve overall survival in previously untreated patients afflicted with metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
Shares of Oyster Point Pharma Inc. traded 38.5% higher after the firm reported it agreed to be acquired by Viatris Inc. for US$11.00 per share along with a contingent value right for a potential additional payment of up to US$2.00 per share.
Shares of Ocuphire Pharma Inc. traded 20% higher after the ophthalmology-focused biopharmaceutical firm reported it executed a global license agreement with FamyGen Life Sciences Inc. to develop and commercialize its Nyxol® Eye Drops for use in treating mydriasis, presbyopia, and night vision disturbances.
Shares of medical technology firm TransMedics Group Inc. traded 24% higher to a new 52-week high after the company reported Q3/22 financial results highlighting a 378% YoY increase in net revenue and raised its FY/22 revenue estimates to US$80-85 million.
Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings Inc. shares traded 19% higher yesterday after the firm reported it entered a global partnership with CSL Seqirus to develop and commercialize self-amplifying mRNA vaccines worldwide.
Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals Ltd. shares traded 12% higher yesterday after the company reported Q3/22 financial results that included a 720% YoY increase in net revenue attributed to a combination of organic growth and increases in global licensing revenue.
Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. shares traded 39% higher yesterday to a new 52-week high after the firm reported topline data from its Phase 3 SIERRA study of Iomab-B in patients with active relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia. During the pivotal trial, Iomab-B met its primary pre-established endpoint of durable complete remission or dCR of six months post-initial remission following a bone marrow transplant.
This developer of cancer immunotherapies will take possession of these clinical-stage assets in a transaction with GSK and subsequently advance them toward approval, noted a ROTH Capital Partners report.