041 – Is REGENXBIO a buy after Zolgensma approval?

Today, I talk about REGENXBIO and their in-house gene therapy candidates. Their most important asset in early clinical trials is RGX-314, indicated for wet AMD (and hopefuily Diabetic Retinopathy). This gene therapy could replace blockbuster drugs that treat millions patients, but is it a buy today? Follow me @matthewlepoire http://www.breakingbiotech.com *this is not investment advice*

040 – Biogen faces another headwind with Zolgensma approval

Hi all, I’m back today talking about the approval of Avexis/Novartis’ gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy, Zolgensma. I also talk about how I came to a conclusion about whether or not I should short Biogen. Follow me on twitter @matthewlepoire http://www.breakingbiotech.com *this is not investment advice*

038 – Democrats scare the healthcare sector plus Marker Therapeutics breakdown

Hey all, tonight I talk about the latest downswing in biotech/pharma and I breakdown Marker Therapeutics. This company has a novel platform to activate T cells for cancer treatment that significantly reduces side effects, which are common in CAR-T. I jumbled over explaining target optimization. Basically, the company is using the same antigen targets to […]

026 – Global Blood Therapeutics’ Meager Approval Attempt

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic condition whereby mutated hemoglobin has a tendency to form polymers after unloading oxygen. These polymers cause red blood cells to form a ‘sickle’ shape and increases their likelihood of sticking to the blood vessel wall, causing vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs), stroke, or other serious problems. VOCs are painful episodes […]

Does BAN2401 Actually Work? Upcoming Subgroup Analyses

Biogen/Eisai to present updated subgroup analyses on their Phase 2 study looking at their Alzheimer’s medicine, BAN2401. This antibody binds to amyloid beta protofibrils, reducing plaques in the brain. In this video, I go through Biogen’s original data and talk about the problems parsing the Apoe E4+ patients. The options market is pricing in a […]

Trevena lied to investors? Fails advisory committee

-Trevena’s morphine competitor, Oliceridine, just received negative news from the FDA Advisory Committee. The FDA PDUFA date is November 2nd, but they are likely to follow the adcom’s decision -It also look like Trevena mislead investors by announcing they had successful meetings with the FDA, while the FDA claims they had many problems with the […]

Sarepta Declines on Good Micro-Dystrophin Data

Sarepta took a hit from their latest Micro-Dystrophin gene therapy trial update despite showing robust expression in all 4 patients, confirmed by protein analyses and behavioral improvements. In this video, I go through the details of muscular dystrophy, the current treatment options and how this new therapy could significantly improve patients outcomes. I have not […]