BPC August 28 update

​AstraZeneca AZN delivers further positive late-stage data

Price and Volume Movers

AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) announced that its Phase 3 ETHOS trial for triple-combination therapy Breztri Aerosphere, in patients with moderate to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), met the primary endpoint. The treatment demonstrated a statistically-significant reduction in the rate of moderate or severe exacerbations compared with dual-combination therapies Bevespi Aerosphere and PT009.

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) announced that Janssen Pharmaceuticals, has begun dosing in a Phase 2b trial (REEF-1) of JNJ-3989 (formerly ARO-HBV), and/or JNJ-6379, for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection, earning Arrowhead a $25m milestone payment from Janssen. Shares closed up 4% to $34.36.

Intec Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: NTEC) shares closed up 31% to $0.68 following notification of the purchase of 100,000 shares of the company's stock by its CEO.


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Endo International plc (ENDP): $2.41; -5%.

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Pipeline updates below:

Pipeline Database Updates

Drug Stage Catalyst Market Cap

ARWR – Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc.
ARO-HBV / JNJ-3989
Hepatitis B (HBV)

Phase 2b Phase 2b initiation announced August 28, 2019.
$3.6 billion

ASND – Ascendis Pharma A/S
TransCon hGH
Growth hormone deficiency in children

BLA Filing BLA filing due 2Q 2020.
$6.2 billion

ASND – Ascendis Pharma A/S

Phase 2 Phase 2 top-line data due around the end of March 2020.
$6.2 billion

ASND – Ascendis Pharma A/S
TransCon CNP - ACcomplisH

Phase 2 Phase 2 trial has been initiated.
$6.2 billion

AZN – Astrazeneca PLC
Breztri - (ETHOS)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Phase 3 Phase 3 data released August 28, 2019. Primary endpoint met.
$114.9 billion

MIRM – Mirum Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Maralixibat - MARCH
Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC)

Phase 3 Phase 3 data due 4Q 2020.
$413.8 million

SNGX – Soligenix Inc.
SGX942 (dusquetide)
Oral Mucositis in Patients with Head & Neck Cancer

Phase 3 Phase 3 top-line data due 2Q 2020.
$62.4 million

TRVN – Trevena Inc.
Oliceridine (TRV130)
Moderate to severe acute pain

NDA Filing CRL issued November 2, 2018. NDA resubmission announced February 10, 2020.
$66.2 million