078 – FDA Approves Rhythm’s Setmelanotide! Anavex’s MAJOR Upcoming Rare Disease Readout

Rhythm Pharmaceuticals gets FDA approval for Setmelanotide (IMCIVREE) for Chronic Weight Management in Patients with Obesity due to POMC, PCSK1 or LEPR Deficiency (Age 6 and older). The management team also gave pricing information, indicating $330/mg and blended pricing estimate of $290-300K/patient/year. The stock rose about 21% on this news and I discuss the implications and future catalysts. Anavex’s ANAVEX2-73 (Blarcamesine) is being investigated for Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Rett Syndrome. I go through the latest data and catalysts that are approaching for the company. I also touch on $HEPA’s latest press releases.

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077 – Advisory Committee Votes NO on Biogen’s Aducanumab! Rhythm Pharma’s Major Upcoming Catalysts

Rhythm Pharmaceuticals is tackling rare genetic obesity disorders with their MC4R agonist, Setmelanotide. They have 3 upcoming catalysts, the most important being the effect of the compound on a basket of high impact “loss of function” patients (POMC/LEPR-deficient heterozygotes, in particular). I go through all their catalysts in great detail along with a mock model.
Biogen’s Aducanumab was decidedly voted against in a recent FDA advisory committee with regards to the evidence provided in support of an effect in Alzheimer’s disease. The stock saw serious volatility after the FDA briefing documents were released, but has since subsided with a CRL likely being priced in. I also touch on $AXGT ($SIOX) and $ATNM.

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076 – Krystal Biotech’s NOVEL Gene Therapy for Rare Diseases | Interview with WX Capital

Krystal Biotech (#KRYS) is using a novel gene therapy platform to treat various rare diseases. Their primary indication is Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (DEB) with an upcoming Phase 3 readout in 2021. Michael McGuire from WX Capital and I discuss the bull case for rare disease indications, the epidemiology of DEB and what the company might price the drug at. We also talk price targets and timing, which more often than not, is the most important factor when making a trade.

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075 – Cyclerion SCRAPS Sickle Cell Disease to Focus on CNS! Hepion Interview Follow Up

Cyclerion effectively fails in their Phase 2 Sickle Cell Disease trial but shows mixed CNS data. I go through the positive aspects of the data and discuss the potential for the company (and my position). In the latter part of the video, I do a follow up to the Hepion interview I did with the CEO, Dr. Robert Foster. I also talk about how I plan to play the stock given the upcoming catalysts.

I also touch on Amgen and their AMG510 Phase 2 data that was released in early Oct/2020.

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074 – Hepion Tackles NASH in P2 with Cyclophilin Inhibitor | Interview with HEPA CEO Robert Foster

Hepion Pharmaceutical’s (#HEPA) CRV431 is a broad cyclophilin inhibitor that has shown preclinical efficacy to reduce fibrosis in NASH. HEPA is about to release data from their Multiple Ascending Trial P1 study, which will be followed by data from their Phase 2a study later this year/early 2021. In this interview, I discuss the company’s progress with Hepion CEO Robert Foster and where they might be headed in the future.

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073 – Mirati to Rival Amgen in Solid Tumors! Regeneron Announces Positive COVID Antibody Data

Mirati’s KRAS G12C molecule MRTX849 has shown some efficacy in NSCLC, CRC and AC in a small patient population. At the end of Oct/2020, new data will come out that may rival Amgen’s AMG510.

Regeneron announced this week positive data in their Antibody Cocktail for the treatment of COVID-19. Patients that were seronegative had the most profound effect, likely due to the significant viral loads in these patients. In this video, I also touch on Exact Sciences and their update on liquid biopsy testing.

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072 – Cyclerion’s Upcoming Sickle Cell/Neurologic Disease Data! New TRIL/SAVA/ETNB Positive Readouts

Cyclerion is switching gears from their failed trials in 2019 into Sickle Cell Disease and Neurologic Disease. By targeting soluble guanylate cyclase, they are able to promote cGMP and vasodilation. This has big potential for both indications, which we are expecting a readout in the next couple weeks. I also talk about updates from TRIL, SAVA, GILD/IMMU and ETNB.

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071 – Evofem To Launch On-Demand Contraceptive. ODT Hits Primary Endpoint But Side Effects Worry

Evofem is preparing to launch their non-hormonal, on-demand female contraceptive, Phexxi. I talk about the company’s expectations on market penetration and what might be causing the difference with regards to valuation. Odonate’s Contessa trial showed an improvement in progression-free survival with their oral taxane therapy for breast cancer (Tesataxel), but the treatment also had significant side effects that might be a cause for concern. I also talk about the Complete Response Letters given to Gilead and Biomarin in the last few weeks.

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070 – BioXcel Leverages AI to Tackle Disease! Cassava’s PTI-125 has a Suspicious Coincidence

BioXcel (#BTAI) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company looking to commercialize neuroscience and oncology products developed with the help of their unique AI technology. I go through the data they have seen to date and upcoming catalysts that are likely to significantly affect the stock in the short term. As well, I touch on Cassava Sciences’ update on PTI-125 and an interesting coincidence regarding the structure of the molecule. Credit goes to twitter user: @NoseRubInvest for finding this! Finally, I touch on updates from $TRVN, $NVAX and $TGTX.

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069 – AstraZeneca Rivals Moderna in Race to Successful SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine with ChAdOx1 nCov-19!

AstraZeneca (#AZN) publishes their Phase 1/2 data of their SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate ChAdOx1 nCov-19. I go through the side effects, humoral efficacy and cellular response and contrast the results to Moderna’s (#MRNA) candidate, MRNA-1273. I also talk about a few other biotech companies, notably: $TRIL, $VKTX and $BLUE.

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