101 – MAJOR wet AMD/DR SCS Updates from REGENXBIO and CLSD! FDMT XLRP data arrives

REGENXBIO ($RGNX) presents data using the Clearside Bio ($CLSD) SCS injector to treat wet AMD and diabetic retinopathy patients with RGX-314. Since existing treatments are on the market for these indications, it is very important that safety signals in these studies are reduced to a minimum. It is also critical that efficacy remains non-inferior to Eylea or Lucentis. In this video, I go through both readouts and discuss the potential for the therapy moving forward.

4D Molecular Therapeutics ($FDMT) announces positive early interim data in their intravitreal treatment of 4D-125 in patients with X-linked Retinitis Pigmentosa. With only a small patient population to analyze, it is difficult to derive much conclusion, but so far the efficacy and safety is hopeful. Patients advanced in their disease and also had an extensive prophylactic regimen, making it difficult to assess the treatment’s success. In this video, I go through the details of the space and talk about what’s next for FDMT.

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100 – Absci Leverages AI to Become the GOOGLE of Drug Discovery! Interview with CEO Sean McClain

Absci is a synthetic biology company focused on developing better, faster paths to new medicines. Starting with their bioengineered E. Coli strain named SoluPro, Absci is able to manufacture complex biologics in a prokaryotic system, something that had never been done before. More recently, they have made acquisitions that have added on drug discovery and AI capabilities to the platform to create an end-to-end solution that can help Pharma streamline their preclinical and clinical programs. In this video, I interview Sean McClain, Founder and CEO of Absci, to talk about all the exciting things happening with the company.

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099 – Abbvie Announces MASSIVE Interest in REGENXBIO’s RGX-314! Readout coming next week

REGENXBIO and Abbvie announce a collaboration to co-develop RGX-314 for the treatment of wet AMD, diabetic retinopathy and other chronic retinal diseases. This massive announcement puts a lot of resources behind the commercialization efforts of RGX-314 in anticipation of an eventual approval. In the short-term, $RGNX benefits from a large upfront payment as well as upcoming milestone payments. $RGNX/$CLSD are about to announce Cohort 1 data from their SCS wet AMD trial, which if positive, will be very bullish for the company. I talk about what I’m looking forward to here.

As we approach Q4, a number of interesting oncology companies are set to provide updates in their clinical programs. Companies I have my eye on are: $ONCT, $CRIS, $BTAI and $PDSB and in this video, I discuss where they are in their programs and how I feel about them as potential investments.

$RGNX/$CLSD/$ABBV – 1:05

$APLS – 7:30

$ONCT – 15:20

$CRIS – 21:28

$BTAI – 26:00

$PDSB – 32:29

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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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