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“No To Montana?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/20/19

Who says no to visiting Montana this time of year? It's so beautiful & peaceful this time of year, correct? Well...the Chinese that's who.  The Chinese agricultural delegates, in fact, dared to say "no" to their previous invite and plan to visit Montana-based farms today. The markets took this ...

Fate Therapeutics (FATE) Closes Underwritten Public Offering For Proceeds of ~$173.1 million

San Diego-based Fate Therapeutics (FATE) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of first-in-class cellular immunotherapies for cancer and immune disorders.  The Company has established a leadership position in the clinical development and manufacture of universal...

“Ho-Hum” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/19/19

After yesterday's "big decision" was revealed where the Fed met again and voted 7-3 to raise interest rates for the second time this year by another .25 basis points to 1.75-2%, we experienced a bit of a "ho-hum" sort of day as the markets pretty much stayed in place on relatively low volume.  The ...

“7-3 Vote” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/18/19

Well, we got it, folks. Yes, the Fed met again today and voted 7-3 to raise interest rates for the second time this year by another .25 basis points to 1.75-2%. This move was as the market had widely expected. President Trump also continued to tell the Fed tht they have it all wrong stating "Jay Pow...

“Fed Up Next” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/17/19

The broad markets finished higher again today, except for the Russell 2000, the small-cap stock market index representing the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index which moved lower by .40% or 6.31 points closing at 1,578.29. the overall positive move came about with the impending interest...

Merck’s Treatment For Rare NSCLC Gains FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation

Reportedly, Merck KgaA’s tepotinib, a treatment for the MET exon14 skipping mutation in the genetic makeup of a lung tumor, has been awarded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's breakthrough therapy designation. Breakthrough therapy is a United States Food and Drug Administration designatio...

Atossa Genetics Completes Enrollment, Dosing & Expects to Report Preliminary Results For Phase 1 Study Of Oral Endoxifin in Next 30 Days

It is estimated that approximately ten million women in the United States have MBD, for which there is no FDA-approved treatment. Although oral tamoxifen is approved to prevent breast cancer in “high-risk” women, it is used by less than 5 percent of women with an increased risk of developing b...

Amgen Gears Up To Own Worldwide Rights Of Otezla®

Reportedly, Amgen (AMGN) has entered in an agreement with Celgene Corporation (CELG) to acquire the worldwide rights of the only oral, a non-biologic treatment for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, Otezla. The acquisition is set to proceed for an amount of $13.4 billion in cash, or approximate...

Record Q2 Announced By Fertility Med Device Firm INVO Bioscience- (Increase of 498%)

Sarasota, FL-based INVO Bioscience, Inc. (IVOB), a medical device company which was granted FDA clearance for its Intravaginal Culture System, INVOcell®, released its financial results for Q2 2019. The INVO Procedure is a new and effective fertility treatment option allowing fertilization an...

Seattle’s Atossa Genetics (ATOS) Published Q2 Financial Results & Company Update

Seattle-based Atossa Genetics Inc. (ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions, today published their financial results for Q2, 2019 and provided an update on recent company developments....

Atossa Genetics CEO Steven Quay Gives Tedx Talk Regarding Relationship of Dense Breast Tissue & Breast Cancer Risk

Steven Quay is the founder of Seattle-based Atossa Genetics, Inc., dedicated to breast cancer prevention. He received a Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry and a M.D. from the University of Michigan, a postdoc at MIT and Harvard, and he was a faculty member at Stanford Medical School. His contribution...

Pfizer Spinning Combined Off-Patent Drug Business With Generic Drugmaker Mylan NV

Pfizer (PFE)  is a leading global provider of anti-infective medicines, offering patients access to a diverse portfolio of more than 80 products. Recently, Pfizer annonced that it will combinen off-Patent Drug Business, Upjohn, with generic drugmaker Mylan NV. This combination will surfacd on t...

Walgreen Growing Kaleo Partnership Amid National Shortage Of Allergy Shots

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA), a recent addition to the Dow 30, is a pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise with a long history of trusted healthcare services, community pharmacy care, and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates. Last week, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc announced that it is ex...

J&J Continuing Research For Mid-Stage HIV Vaccine

As per reports, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is staged to move forward with a late-stage study of an investigational vaccine for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), a condition that weakens the immune system of the body in countries like America and Europe. The company is continuing its research...

Microsoft Partnering With Providence St. Joseph Health To Move to the Cloud

Redmond, Washington-based American multinational technology company Microsoft (MSFT) develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Recently, Providence St. Joseph Health and Microsoft reportedly entered ...

MARK THESE DATES ALERT: Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company (BHVN) July 11-14, 2019

Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. (NYSE: BHVN) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a portfolio of innovative, late-stage product candidates targeting neurological diseases, including rare disorders. Biohaven has combined internal development and research with intellectu...

Pfizer Presented Data On Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) In Florida

Pfizer (PFE)  is a leading global provider of anti-infective medicines, offering patients access to a diverse portfolio of more than 80 products. Pfizer Inc introduced the initial Phase 1b clinical data on PF-06939926 at 25th Annual Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) Connect Conference...

Atossa Genetics Reports Preliminary Analysis From Phase 2 – “Proprietary Topical Endoxifen Significantly Reduced Breast Density”

Legislation has been recently enacted in approximately 35 states requiring that women be notified if they have Mammographic Breast Density (MBD) and those notifications typically state that women with MBD have a higher risk of developing breast cancer, and that mammography may not be as effect...

Pfizer To Acquire Array BioPharma Seeking to Strengthen Its Innovative Biopharmaceutical Business

Pfizer (PFE)  is a leading global provider of anti-infective medicines, offering patients access to a diverse portfolio of more than 80 products. This week, Pfizer Inc announced to acquire Array BioPharma Inc in a definitive merger agreement. Array BioPharma Inc, a biopharmaceutical company ...

Low-Cost Fertility Treatment Firm INVO Bioscience Hires Former Cooper Surgical Executive

On a worldwide basis, there are approximately 150 million infertile couples. Approximately 1.5 million IVF cycles are performed annually corresponding to approximately 1% of the infertile couples worldwide. Including IUI (another 1% worldwide), this represents an approximate $6.6 billion worldwi...

Antisense Focused Stoke Therapeutics’ IPO Is Off To A Great Start Today!

Bedford, Massachusetts-based Stoke Therapeutics is a biotechnology company pioneering a new way to treat the underlying cause of severe genetic diseases by precisely upregulating protein expression. They develop antisense oligonucleotide medicines that increase gene expression to treat genetic epile...

Exciting FDA Approval Gained For Merck’s Keytruda in Treatment of Head & Neck Cancer

Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) is a global healthcare solutions provider that has been working towards bringing forward medicine and vaccines for some the of the world’s most challenging diseases for more than a century.  They are committed to increasing health care access and continue to be at th...

Merck Announces The Acquisition Of TGFβ Focused Tilos Therapeutics

Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) is a global healthcare solutions provider that has been working towards bringing forward medicine and vaccines for some the of the world’s most challenging diseases for more than a century.  They are committed to increasing health care access and continue to be a...

INSIDER BUYING ALERT: Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH) Director Michael Dinkins

One of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the US and a leading operator of acute care hospitals in communities across the country, Community Health Systems, Inc (CYH) hit an intraday high of $3.06/share & a low of $2.895/share today and closed the day at $2.93/share down 4.56% on...

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter Files Multibillion-dollar “Opioid” Case Against J&J

Reportedly Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has been accused of using deceitful methods to encourage the over-use of opioid painkillers that has led to a U.S. opioid epidemic. Mike Hunter, Oklahoma Attorney General recently filed a  multi-billion dollar case demanding J&J to pay for helping cau...

Travelers Now Targeting Medical Tech, Pharmaceuticals & Digital Health Firms With Life Sciences Offering

Recently, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) was reported to have introduced a complete Life Sciences practice offering insurance and risk management solution in pharmaceuticals, digital health and medical devices including health care IT, medical software, and telemedicine. Their program is ...

FDA Approves Novartis AG’s PI3K Inhibitor Treatment For Advanced Breast Cancer In Men & Women

According to multiple reports on Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Novartis AG’s PI3K inhibitor treatment,  a drug called alpelisib, which will be marketed under the brand name Piqray. Piqray is approved to be administered in combination with hormone therapy for post...

Merck Acquiring Peloton Therapeutics Pushing to Diversify Offerings In Cancer

Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) is a global healthcare solutions provider that has been working towards bringing forward medicine and vaccines for some the of the world’s most challenging diseases for more than a century.  They are committed to increasing health care access and continue to be at ...

INSIDER BUYING ALERT: Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH) Director James S. Ely III

One of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the US and a leading operator of acute care hospitals in communities across the country, Community Health Systems, Inc (CYH) hit an intraday high of $3.29/share & a low of $3.115 today and closed the day at $3.28 up nicely 3.14% on 1.23 m...

Seattle’s Atossa Provides Q1 Results & Progress Developments

Seattle based Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions. On Monday after the market close Atossa announced their financial results for the quarter ended Ma...

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Pushes Forward GSK-Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Business

The GlaxoSmithKline' deal seeking to purchase & combine Pfizer's consumer healthcare business  with their own has recently received approval from Australia’s antitrust regulator recently  called the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC.)  It was reported that the ACCC anti...

UnitedHealth Group Initiates “Low Cost” Maternity Care Programs

Increasing healthcare costs has become a major concern in the United States especially when it comes to maternity costs from prenatal to postpartum care which has been surging. Now UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) has come up with a health care plan to cut maternity cost where partner hospita...

Pfizer’s Drug For Treating Fatal Heart Disease Gains FDA Approval

Pfizer (PFE)  is a leading global provider of anti-infective medicines, offering patients access to a diverse portfolio of more than 80 products. Pfizer Inc.'s oral drug tafamidis effective in treating “transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy”, a rare and fatal heart disease recently gained appr...

United Healthcare Received $4.5M Funded 5-year Accountable Health Communities Award In Hawaii

United Healthcare recently received a $4.5 million funded 5-year Accountable Health Communities award from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve social related health services in Oahu, Hawaii. The program seeks to partner with Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, ...

“A Twenty-First Century Approach: From Primary Prevention to Intraductal Immunotherapy”

Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods for breast cancer and other breast conditions, announced this week that Steven C. Quay, M.D., Ph.D., Atossa’s President, and CEO, provided an update on the Company...

Hope For Restoring Young Cancer Patient’s Fertility Emerges After New Research

Researchers with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Magee-Womens Research Institute, have successfully restored fertility to non-human primate model of childhood cancer, creating hope that the same process may be successful in humans. The researchers were able to cryopreserve ...

FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson’s Advanced Bladder Cancer Drug

According to The American Cancer Society’s website estimates for bladder cancer in the United States for 2019 are about 80,470 new cases of bladder cancer (about 61,700 in men and 18,770 in women and about 17,670 deaths from bladder cancer (about 12,870 in men and 4,800 in women. The rates of n...

UnitedHealthcare Widens Collaboration With Care Providers In More Than 30 States

Dow 30 component UnitedHealth Group  Incorporated (UNH) operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the United States. The company's UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employ...

Walgreens & VillageMD Integrating Adult Primary Health Care & Pharmacy Offering In Houston

Leading Primary health care provider VillageMD and Walgreen announced that they are coming together to offer valuable primary health care services under the brand “Village Medical at Walgreens” to adult patients within the Houston community.  Initially, VillageMD is to set up health care clin...

Breast Cancer Treatment Innovator Atossa Genetics Announced Year End 2018 Financial Results & Provided Business Update This Week

Seattle-based Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions. Today Atossa announced year-end 2018 financial results and provided an update on recent company de...

Institutional Review Board Approves Use of Atossa’s Oral Endoxifen as Post-Mastectomy Treatment for a U.S. Breast Cancer Patient

Seattle-based Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) ("Atossa") is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions.  Shares of Atossa jumped to a high of $4.865 today and are currently trading at $4.14 u...

Breast Cancer Treatment Focused Biotech Atossa Genetics (NASDAQ: ATOS) Raises $10 Million – Jumps Again!

Atossa Genetics (ATOS) a Seattle-based biotech firm focused on developing treatments for breast cancer had another wonderful day as it jumped up 24.47% closing at $4.40 on 24.84 Million shares of trading. This increase came about today as ATOS announced that on March 14th and 15th, 2019, it rece...

MARKET ALERT: Atossa Genetics Announces FDA Approval of Oral Endoxifen for “Expanded Access” as Post-Mastectomy Treatment for a U.S. Breast Cancer Patient

Sometimes called "compassionate use," expanded access is a potential pathway for a patient with serious disease or condition, or an immediately life-threatening condition, to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical tri...

INVO Bioscience Partners with “Egg Whisperer” To Launch San Francisco Bay Area Embryology Center

MEDFORD, MA-based INVO Bioscience (IVOB) is a medical device company focused on creating simplified treatments for patients diagnosed with infertility. Their solution, the INVO Procedure is a revolutionary in vivo method of vaginal incubation that offers patients a more natural and intimate experi...

Developer o​f Programmed Cellular Immunotherapies Fate Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FATE) Reports Q4 & Full Year 2018 Financial Results – Highlights Operational Progress

San Diego-based Fate Therapeutics, Inc. (FATE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of programmed cellular immunotherapies for cancer and immune disorders, today reported business highlights and financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31...

American Society of Breast Surgeons Now Recommends Genetic Testing for All Breast Cancer Patients

The American Society of Breast Surgeons released new recommendations last Thursday that suggested genetic testing for inherited mutations should be offered to all breast cancer patients. These recommendations are in somewhat of opposition with those offered by the National Comprehensive Cancer Ne...

MARKET ALERT: Atossa Updates Status of Pre-menopausal, Estrogen-receptor Positive Breast Cancer Patient

Sometimes called "compassionate use," expanded access is a potential pathway for a patient with serious disease or condition, or an immediately life-threatening condition, to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical tri...

Fertility Treatment Innovator INVO Bioscience Adds Michael J. Campbell as COO/VP of Business Development

Medford, MA-based INVO Bioscience (IVOB) is a medical device company focused on creating simplified treatments for patients diagnosed with infertility. Their solution, the INVO Procedure, is a disruptive new technology. The INVO Procedure is a revolutionary in vivo method of vaginal incubation tha...

Breast Cancer Treatment Innovator Atossa Genetics’ CEO Issues Annual Letter to Shareholders Highlighting Strategy for 2019

Seattle-based Atossa Genetics Inc. (ATOS) a  clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions issued the following letter from Dr. Steven C. Quay, President, and CEO, to Atossa shareholders:    ...

INVO Bioscience & Ferring Pharmaceuticals Close Exclusive U.S. Licensing Agreement to Commercialize INVOcell™ For Treatment of Infertility

INVO Bioscience (IVOB) is a medical device company focused on creating simplified treatments for patients diagnosed with infertility. Their solution, the INVO Procedure, is a disruptive new technology & is a revolutionary in vivo method of vaginal incubation that offers patients a more natural a...

Lilly Paying $8 Billion for Loxo Oncology During JPM2019

JPMorgan Healthcare Conference week brings forth another sizable deal as Lilly (LLY) will commence a tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Loxo Oncology (LOXO) for a purchase price of $235.00 per share in cash, or approximately $8.0 billion. Lilly is reported to be making a bet on a ...

Largest Pharmaceutical Deal Ever to Take Place Between Bristol-Myers and Celgene

In the biggest pharmaceutical deal ever, Bristol-Myers Squibb will buy Celgene for $74 billion, combining two the largest cancer drug businesses in the world. Wall Street analysts have questioned whether this merge would solve the individual challenges the two companies face. The companies have st...

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