Vertex Pharmaceuticals ( VRTX) confirmed Tuesday that the next generation of cystic fibrosis drugs from its research labs will begin mid-stage clinical trials by the end of the year. Vertex is developing these drugs, VX-440 and VX-152, to become components of new combination regimens to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis.
Corbus Pharmaceuticals ( CRBP) is the top-performing biotech stock of the year but it's headed for a big fall. Says who? My most reliable and skeptical healthcare investor source says so. I can't share this fund manager's identity with you, but you've read his accurate biotech bear calls before in my columns.
Global Blood Therapeutics ( GBT) unveiled Monday the design of a pivotal, phase III clinical trial for its experimental drug GBT440 in sickle cell disease. Most important, the study's primary efficacy endpoint will measure the ability of GBT440 to increase levels of oxygen-carrying hemoglobin in sickle cell patients compared to a placebo, Global Blood said.
A third late-stage clinical trial of Alkermes' ( ALKS) experimental antidepressant ALKS 5461 delivered positive results Thursday, breathing new life into the drug following two negative clinical trials announced in January. Alkermes plans to meet with the U.S.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Ariad Pharmaceuticals ( ARIA) were falling on heavy trading volume mid-Thursday afternoon after Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) sent a letter to the company asking for more information on the pricing of its Iclusig leukemia drug.
An experimental drug known as GS-4997 from Gilead Sciences ( GILD) reduced the buildup of scar tissue in the livers of patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), better known as fatty liver disease, according to results from a phase II study announced Thursday.
The bankers at Citigroup and J.P. Morgan must have been advising Puma Biotechnology ( PBYI) and its CEO Alan Auerbach to pull the proposed stock offering. Investor demand was simply not there to close the $150 million deal at a reasonable price. On Wednesday afternoon, as Citi and J.P.
Celgene ( CELG) wasted everyone's time by running a Crohn's disease study of GED-0301 without including a placebo arm. Absent a placebo arm for comparison, the GED-0301 Crohn's data presented Tuesday (announced via press release on Monday) are largely uninterpretable.
Pardon me, but I have a few things to say about... 1. Add Donald Trump to the list of politicians driving down biotech stock prices. Trump's self-immolating campaign for the presidency and the turmoil it's creating within the Republican party has healthcare investors more concerned than ever about Democrats winning the White House and Congress.
PTC Therapeutics ( PTCT) is having a tough time convincing regulators on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean to reconsider the marketing application for its Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug Translarna. On Monday, PTC said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration denied an appeal of the Translarna refuse-to-file letter issued last February.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".