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Leerink Highlights Biotechs Poised To Benefit From ASH Conference

Leerink Highlights Biotechs Poised To Benefit From ASH Conference
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  • On Monday, Leerink issued a report previewing the American Society of Hematology annual meeting, which will be held from December 5 to December 8.
  • Leerink believes that this meeting will have meaningful clinical updates for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNY), Juno Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: JUNO) and Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: KPTI).
  • Leerink reiterated their OP rating for all three issues.
  • Michael Schmidt and Jonathan Chang, analysts at Leerink, highlighted Juno, Karyopharm and Alnylam in their report ahead of the annual ASH Conference.


    "ALNY will present important updates from ALN-CC5 (complement-mediated diseases) and ALN-AT3 (bleeding disorders) Phase I trials, respectively, including multi-dose cohorts, which should further validate early clinical results presented from either agent this summer."

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    "Six ASH presentations for JUNO will include updates from JCAR014 (anti-CD19, FHCRC) trials in NHL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)... We'd expect updates at ASH to include more pts and data on durability in NHL, which could help position JUNO's product vs. competitors."


    "Clinical data presentations on selinexor combinations include (1) a summary of Ph II dose finding trials showing that a flat dose of 60mg selinexor twice weekly provides the best risk-benefit profile."

    Overall, the analysts believe that this presentation will contain meaningful data that could serve as catalysts for these companies going forward, particularly as it relates to Phase 1 and Phase 2 data. Positive data may validate early clinical results leading to positive investor sentiment.

    Alnylam Pharmaceuticals shares recently traded at $105.37, down 1.87 percent on Monday.

    Juno Therapeutics recently traded at $55.83, down 0.89 percent on Monday.

    Karyopharm Therapeutics shares recently traded at $18.38, down 3.16 percent on Monday.

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