BPC May 15 update

Agios AGIO shares +19% - hits late stage endpoint; Iovance IOVA +20% on ASCO abstract

Price and Volume Movers

Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: IOVA) shares are trading up 20% to $13.45 after hours following the release of abstracts for the upcoming ASCO conference. Its Phase 2 trial of LN-145 in patients with recurrent cervical cancer noted an overall response rate (ORR) of 44%, which included one complete response and nine partial responses. Data will be presented on June 1.

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGIO) announced that its Phase 3 ClarIDHy trial of Tibsovo (ivosidenib) in previously treated cholangiocarcinoma patients with an IDH1 mutation met its primary endpoint, demonstrating a statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) compared with patients who received placebo. Shares are trading up 19% to $56.25 after hours.

Cellectar Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLRB) shares closed up 24% to $2.82 on news that 50% of patients from its sixth cohort in a Phase 1 open-label trial of CLR 131 in relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma patients, showed a partial response. Data from the seventh cohort are due 4Q 2019.

ImmunoGen, Inc., (Nasdaq: IMGN) shares closed down 32% to $2.14 following news the FDA has requested the company conduct a new Phase 3 trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of mirvetuximab soravtansine in patients with ovarian cancer. Its previous FORWARD I trial did not meet the primary endpoint.

ADMA Biologics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADMA) shares are trading down 9% to $4.05 after hours following its announcement that it has commenced a $45m public offering of its common stock.

AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) announced the FDA approved Venclexta (venetoclax) in combination with obinutuzumab (Gazyva) for previously untreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL).


Major price movers (stocks priced > $1.00, volume > 50k):

Refer to the BioPharmCatalyst Biotech Stocks page for Top 10 Gainers/Losers/Unusual Volume


PDS Biotechnology Corporation (PDSB): $8.68; +41%.

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CPRX): $2.82; +24%.

Acer Therapeutics Inc. (ACER): $22.51; +13%.

BioTime, Inc. (BTX): $1.18; +10%.

Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (AVXL): $3.45; +10%.


Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (EVFM): $5.12; -24%.

Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc (NAVB): $1.35; -18%.

DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (DMPI): $2.21; -18%.

PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PHAS): $11.67; -11%.

Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (RGLS): $1.33; -8%.

Pipeline updates below:

Pipeline Database Updates

Drug Stage Catalyst Market Cap

ACHV – Achieve Life Sciences Inc.
Smoking cessation

Phase 2b Phase 2b data met primary endpoint in 3/4 arms - June 11, 2019. Data to be presented at SRNT-E Conference, September 12-14, 2019.
$14.5 million

ADXS – Advaxis Inc.
Axalimogene filolisbac - AIM2CERV Trial
High-risk, locally advanced cervical cancer

Phase 3 Phase 3 trial closed - noted June 27, 2019.
$12.6 million

AGIO – Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc.
AG-120 Ivosidenib
IDH1 mutant positive cholangiocarcinoma - cancer

Phase 3 Phase 3 data released May 15, 2019 met primary endpoint. Data to be presented at ESMO September 27-October 1, 2019.
$2.7 billion

CLRB – Cellectar Biosciences Inc.
CLR 131
Multiple myeloma

Phase 1 Phase 1 data from sixth cohort noted 50% partial response rate. Further data due 4Q 2019.
$20.1 million

DMPI – DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc.
MGMT-unmethylated newly diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)

Phase 2 Phase 2 enrolment to be completed around mid-2020.
$5.5 million

FCSC – Fibrocell Science Inc.
Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa

Phase 3 Phase 3 data due 4Q 2020.
$18.2 million

MLND – Millendo Therapeutics Inc.
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS)

Phase 2/3 Phase 2b data due 1H 2020.
$144.2 million

OTLK – Outlook Therapeutics Inc.
Wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD)

Phase 3 Phase 3 dosing to commence June 2019.
$44.4 million

PFE – Pfizer Inc.
PF-04965842 - abrocitinib
Moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD)

Phase 3 Phase 3 data released May 15, 2019 met primary endpoints.
$237.7 billion

RTTR – Ritter Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Lactose intolerance

Phase 3 Phase 3 data due early 4Q 2019.
$8.5 million

STRO – Sutro Biopharma Inc.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)

Phase 1 Phase 1 initial safety data at EHA June 15, 2019 - generally well-tolerated
$261.8 million

TORC – resTORbio Inc.
Parkinson's disease

Phase 2 Phase 2 data due 2020.
$371.4 million

VBLT – Vascular Biogenics Ltd.
Recurrent platinum resistant ovarian cancer

Phase 3 Phase 3 interim data due 4Q 2019.
$51 million

VERU – Veru Inc.
Zuclomiphene citrate
Hot flashes

Phase 2 Phase 2 data due summer 2019.
$146.3 million