057 – Updating on TRVN, MRKR, BIIB and Institutional Buys

Hey everybody, in this episode I give updates on Trevena, Marker Therapeutics, and Biogen. I also touch on recent Alzheimer’s failures by Lilly and Roche. I wrap up the episode talking about some of the 13G filings from various hedge funds/advisors and what it could mean for our favorite biotechs. Unfortunately, the video did not […]

056 – Major Depressive Disorder Sees Major Interest from Biotechs

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a debilitating neurological disorder that affects 17.3 million adults in the USA. Many of the medications currently approved have a number of side effects and limited efficacy that has opened opportunity for new drugs to enter the scene. Axsome Therapeutics (#AXSM) and Sage Therapeutics (#SAGE) are two companies with recent […]

055 – Cassava Sciences' NOVEL mechanism for Alzheimer's

Cassava Sciences is a neuroscience company with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease. Their lead compound, PTI-125, is able to bind to a scaffold protein that is critical in mediating the hyperphosphorylation of Tau by Aβ. The hope is that treatment of PTI-125 will reduce Tau hyperphosphorylation and prevent the negative effects associated with Alzheimer’s disease. […]

054 – Exact Sciences' Cologuard NEEDS Greater Adoption to Justify Valuation

Exact Sciences is a diagnostic company offering non-invasive colorectal cancer screening with their flagship product, Cologuard. Today, the company’s valuation stands at around $14B and they will need to be aggressive in increasing the product’s market share in order to justify this valuation. Recently, they acquired Genomic Health, which will provide them with other sources […]

053 – Amarin Raises Guidance on Vascepa Label Expansion. ASH Updates Impress!

Amarin finally receives label expansion for Vascepa, which can now be marketed to patients with Triglyceride levels of greater or equal to 150mg/dl and existing Cardiovascular Disease or Diabetes Mellitus plus two other risk factors for CVD. In this video, I go through what I think is the potential market for this drug and the […]

043 – Sarepta keeps the gene therapy throne in DMD! ContraVir submits NASH IND!

Hey everybody, hope you’re all doing well! In this video, I talk about Pfizer’s DMD gene therapy update that indicates continued Sarepta hegemony in the space. I also talk about ContraVir and their NASH drug, CRV431. I must have drank too much coffee before recording because I made more than a couple errors this time […]

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*