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Novartis enters collaboration with UC Berkeley

Novartis has joined forces with researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, to develop new technologies for the discovery of next-generation therapeutics, pursuing the vast number of disease targets in cancer and other illnesses that have eluded traditional small-molecule compounds and are considered "undruggable." The collaboration establishes the Novartis-Berkeley Center for Proteomics and Chemistry Technologies, based in existing labs at Berkeley, and includes support for joint research projects between Novartis and Berkeley scientists. The projects harness covalent chemoproteomics technology that rapidly maps locations on protein targets-including those that have been considered "undruggable"--where compounds could form lasting bonds while providing starting points for novel therapeutics.

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08/29/17
CANT
08/29/17
NO CHANGE
Target $10
CANT
Overweight
Cantor positive on Amarin after Novartis study results
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Louise Chen believes the Phase 3 CANTOS study results from Novartis (NVS) support the hypothesis that a long-term drug treatment focused on an anti-inflammatory mechanism in patients with a prior heart attack and inflammatory atherosclerosis can reduce cardiovascular events. In two Phase 3 trials, Amarin's (AMRN) Vascepa affected inflammatory markers including hsCRP and Lp-PLA2 while also improving lipid biomarkers, Chen tells investors in a research note. CANTOS and other recently reported studies help to increase her confidence in a positive and commercial outcome for Amarin's REDUCE-IT trial. The analyst has an Overweight rating on the shares with a $10 price target.
08/31/17
HCWC
08/31/17
NO CHANGE
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HCWC
Buy
Iovance 'fired another shot across the bow of CAR-Ts,' says H.C. Wainwright
The approval of Novartis' (NVS) Kymriah is a "major leap forward" for oncology and immunotherapy, but there remains "significant room for differentiated products," H.C. Wainwright analyst Joseph Pantginis tells investors in a research note on Iovance Biotherapeutics (IOVA) titled "Pins Set Up: Kite Acquired and Kymriah Approved; TILs Can Knock 'Em Down; Reiterate Buy." The analyst believes Iovance's TILs, or tumor infiltrating lymphocytes, could be significantly differentiated from CAR-Ts like Kymriah. He says the TIL platform has a "significantly" more benign safety profile relative to CAR-Ts and growing evidence that it could effectively target solid tumors, an area where he thinks CAR-Ts continue to struggle. Pantginis thinks Iovance "fired another shot across the bow of CAR-Ts" with last night's ESMO conference abstracts. The company released preliminary data that it can generate highly active TILs from lymphoma tumors, the analyst contends. He reiterates a Buy rating on Iovance with a $16 price target. The shares closed yesterday down 30c to $5.55.
08/31/17
MSCO
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Gilead response to Kymriah pricing 'confusing,' says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Matthew Harrison said Novartis' (NVS) pricing of its Kymriah therapy at $475,000 gross puts "some slight pressure" on his model for Juno Therapeutics (JUNO), though he doesn't see it as "that far out of line" with his expectations. While he said it makes sense that Juno saw some pressure yesterday after the pricing news and that bluebird bio (BLUE) closed the gap with Juno, he called Gilead's (GILD) strength yesterday "a bit more confounding" given that Gilead is focused on the same indication as Juno. However, initial DLBCL sales in 2018 for both Gilead and Novartis are likely to drive sentiment, so greater clarity won't be seen until then, added Harrison, who keeps an Equal Weight rating on Juno shares.

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