098 – CD47 Companies RETURN with Trillium Acquisition! Cassava Sciences DROPS on Accusations

Trillium Therapeutics is acquired by Pfizer for $2.26B! Finally, the small-mid cap biotech sectors sees good news with M&A activity that rippled through the sector. In this video, I talk about a few other companies that have CD47 assets that should see tailwinds from the TRIL acquisition.

I also talk about the recent controversy surrounding Cassava Sciences and the citizen’s petition filing with the FDA. A package was provided to the FDA alleging misconduct and requesting a halt on further clinical development of Simufilam. I discuss how we got here and what’s next in the saga.

The other companies mentioned in this video are $ALXO $STTK $TGTX $CRTX $CYCN $YMTX $ALEC $ANVS $AVXL $APLS

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097 – Tg Therapeutics Q2-2021 Earnings Update | Interview with Michael Weiss – CEO of $TGTX

Tg Therapeutics is a B-cell focused company that recently provided a Q2-2021 update of their commercial and clinical programs. In this episode, I talk with the CEO of the company, Michael Weiss, about some of the news they shared and what we can look forward to from the company.

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096 – Q2-2021 Biotech Earnings – Commercial-Stage Biotech Suffers!

As Q2-2021 earnings season comes to a close, I decided to do a recap on multiple biotech companies I’m interested in, providing updates from each one’s Q2 report. Commercial-stage biotech continues to be a risky place to invest, but there are some bright spots we can look towards that I’ll share in this episode.

Here is the breakdown:

$BIIB – 00:45 $BCEL – 8:36 $AUPH – 15:57 $TGTX – 18:50 $KPTI – 24:00 $CRIS – 26:52 $BTAI – 30:20 $RGNX – 32:50 $MDGL – 36:39 $VKTX – 39:30 $SAVA – 41:18 $FDMT – 46:00 $SELB – 47:40

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095 – Smid Cap Biotechs Take on Geographic Atrophy (Dry AMD) with MAJOR Readout This Fall

Geographic Atrophy is a progressive disease that leads to degeneration of the macula of the eye. Many companies have tried to develop therapies given the large market opportunity, but have been met with failure. This has not stopped new arrivals from trying their hand at improving patient outcomes, and many have upcoming readouts in the next year. In this episode, I focus on the following companies: IONS, APLS, GMTX and CBIO. The major readout among them is that of APLS, happening in September and if successful, might bring new life into the sector. I also touch on updates from BIIB, ALXO and HEPA.

I also touch on updates from BIIB, ALXO and HEPA.

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094 – Checkpoint Therapeutics Targets MASSIVE Solid Tumor Market | Interview with CEO James Oliviero

Checkpoint Therapeutics ($CKPT) is an clinical stage oncology company that is focusing on developing treatments for solid tumors. Their lead candidate, Cosibelimab, is an anti-PD-L1 that has properties, which give it potentially more activity than checkpoint inhibitors that are currently on the market. In Q4-2021, they have an important pivotal readout, where we will get to see how effective Cosibelimab is in metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. The company is also evaluating CK-101, a third generation EGFR inhibitor, which is also in phase 3. In this video, I interview James Oliviero, the CEO of Checkpoint Therapeutics, where discuss all this and more.

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093 – Ophthalmology Gene Therapies STUMBLE but REGENXBIO and FDMT Could Turn it Around in H2-2021

Various companies in the Ophthalmology gene therapy space saw upsets from either an efficacy, safety or collaboration standpoint. However, three related companies have upcoming catalysts in the second half of 2021 that could turn sentiment around. They are: 4D Molecular Therapeutics, REGENXBIO and Clearside Biomedical. In this episode, I talk about eye diseases caused by neovascularization, discuss the sector as it stands today and explain my investment theses for each of those 3 companies.

I also talk about the troublesome position Biogen has found themselves in and what my plan is for the position I have in the company.

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092 – Biotech Bears CRUSHED with Biogen’s Aduhelm Approval! CRIS/REPL Decline on Data Updates

Biogen’s Aduhelm (Aducanumab) is approved under accelerated approval by the FDA for patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. This shatters the bear narrative surrounding Biogen and signals a bullish turn for other CNS companies. However, the FDA is in a difficult spot given they will be forced to make more decisions about CNS assets that show no clinical efficacy, but have an impact on biomarkers. In this episode, I also touch on data updates provided by Curis and Replimune.

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091 – Annovis DOUBLES on Mixed Alzheimer’s Disease Data. ASCO Abstracts Released!

Annovis’ stock price recently moved higher after announcing Alzhiemer’s Disease results from their ANVS401 compound. Despite the small sample size and statistical insignificance (p=0.13), there is tremendous excitement for the company’s potential. Here, I compare Annovis’ results to Cassava and Biogen and look at other upcoming CNS readouts to see if this can be reproduced anywhere else.

Oncternal is a targeted oncology company who submitted two abstracts to the 2021 ASCO conference. I go through the update and explain why they may no longer be worth holding on to. In this video, I also discuss Repliume, an exciting oncolytic company.

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090 – Curis Shows Positive Data in AML with First in Class IRAK4 Inhibitor

Curis’ CA-4948 is a first-in-class IRAK4 inhibitor that is in clinical development for AML/MDS and NHL. It’s estimated that over 50% of AML patients have the IRAK4-L isoform, providing a nice patient population that could be eligible for this therapy. The company provided a recent update in anticipation of the European Hematology Association meeting in early June. They showed 8 out of 9 patients receiving some benefit from the treatment with 4 patients having a strong response (CR or CRi).

In this video, I go through the company’s clinical programs and evaluate what we can look forward to next. I also touch on $ANVS and $SIOX.

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089 – Trillium Therapeutics Unveils Clinical Plan for CD47 Assets. Adverum DROPS on SAE News

Trillium Therapeutics held its R&D day on April 28th, 2021. There, they presented data updates on the effects of TTI-621 and TT-622 in lymphoma indications. They also announced 7 hematologic and solid tumor indications that they are going to focus on for the next year or so. In this episode, I go through these details and talk about the CD47 space as a whole. I also touch on updates from CYCN and ADVM.

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