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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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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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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068 – Biotech Round Up (RGNX, ODT, AXGT, CBIO) and Moderna Phase 1 Interim Publication

In this episode I go through a few different biotech companies that I have touched on in the past (some which I have current positions). I close out the episode talking about Moderna and the publication of the interim data from their Phase 1 study for MRNA-1273, a vaccine for Sars-CoV 2.

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067 – Intercept Pharma’s Ocaliva Fails to get Approval in NASH while FGFs Compete for Best in Class

After delays in scheduling their advisory committee meeting, the FDA finally sends Intercept Pharma ($ICPT) a Complete Response Letter. In the letter, the FDA says that the benefits of Ocaliva shown via surrogate histopathologic endpoints do not sufficiently outweight the risks to support accelerated approval. Intercept will likely need to collect outcomes data to finally get FDA support but this will add significant time before approval.

Meanwhile, NGM Biotherapeutics ($NGM) and Akero ($AKRO) are two NASH companies commercializing their respective FGF molecules for the treatment of NASH. Akero recently released biopsy data from their Phase 2a study showing a strong effect of Efruxifermin in NASH. I talk about how this might be a good opportunity to take a position in 89 Bio, who has a related FGF21 drug.

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065 – Are Iovance’s Buyout Hopes SHATTERED?? Karyopharm Moves to Expand Selinexor’s Label

Iovance (#IOVA) confirms a profound effect of LN-144 in metastatic melanoma with interim data from their 4th cohort. They also showed early data in NSCLC, which is an important indication for the company’s future. Karyopharm’s (#KPTI) Selinexor is approved for 5th line Multiple Myeloma and is currently being tested in other diseases. They have a number of upcoming catalysts that are likely to maintain the stocks value, and I discuss the details of my rough model for estimating value.

Warning: My ASCO updates are boring. Most posters/presentations were in line with abstracts provided weeks ago. Also, I say “661” during the TRIL section, but I really mean “621”.

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064 – Moderna Presents LAUGHABLE Interim Vaccine Data. Verastem Shows Mixed Success in Solid Tumors

Moderna Tx announced their first data from MRNA-1273 as a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2. In this video, I breakdown the press release and talk about how they missed the mark with providing only descriptive information. I then talk about Verastem Oncology (#VSTM), a company looking to treat cancer. Their one approved asset, Copiktra, is indicated for some 3L Non-Hodgin Lymphomas. But, they are moving through Phase 1 with another combo asset (Defactinib + VS-6766), trying to treat a variety of solid tumors, especially non small cell lung cancer.

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