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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088 – TG Therapeutics Shows MAJOR Improvements in MS | Interview with CEO Michael Weiss

TG Therapeutics is a B-cell focused company that has recently seen massive successes with their two lead compounds Umbralisib (UKONIQ) and Ublituximab. In this episode, I’m pleased to welcome CEO of TG Therapeutics, Michael Weiss. Michael and I discuss the company’s commercial strategy since the FDA approval of UKONIQ in Marginal Zone Lymphoma and Follicular Lymphoma. We also talk about the recent positive data that was seen in the effects of Ublituximab in Relapsed Multiple Sclerosis. Finally, we discuss the company’s early/preclinical pipeline, which includes a number of exciting molecules that could continue to make them a strong player in B-cell indications.

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087 – Sangamo Therapeutics Leverages Pharma Partnerships for Success!

Sangamo Therapeutics is clinical-stage biotech company looking to commercialize a number of assets for the treatment of disease. Their furthest along program is a gene therapy treatment for Hemophilia A. The sector has seen some recent upsets with the FDA issuing a CRL to Biomarin for their HemA gene therapy, as well as some safety concerns with Uniqure and Bluebird Bio. Sangamo also has a number Phase 1/2 programs that will have readouts in late 2021 as well as a large preclinical pipeline. They have been able to leverage a number of partnerships with Pharmaceutical companies that has led to significant cash payments and equity purchases.

In this episode, I share an email exchange I had with the SVP, Head of Business Development at Sangamo, Melita Sun Jung.

I also discuss updates from BioXcel and Bluebird Bio.

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086 – Will Selecta Biosciences be the Next Top Platform Biotech? Annovis Shows Positive PD Data

Selecta Biosciences is developing a platform to promote immuno-tolerance. Many treatment regiments have unwanted immune responses that can reduce the therapy’s efficacy or cause immunity against the vector in a gene therapy. They are also seeking indications in autoimmune diseases. If successful, SELB’s platform would see massive adoption. They recently had negative data in a Phase 2 trial of Gout, but because upcoming catalysts are for other programs, I see an opportunity.

I also discuss new data from Eli Lilly, Annovis and Marker Therapeutics.

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