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The Week Ahead In Biotech: Earnings, PDUFA Dates And More

The Week Ahead In Biotech: Earnings, PDUFA Dates And More

The number of biotech stocks posting gains outstripped those recording losses for the week. Notable among the gainers for the week were Odonate Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ODT) — which reported its financial results Feb. 14 and has been rallying ever since — and ARMO Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: ARMO), which priced its initial public offering Jan. 26 and saw its analyst quiet period expire Feb. 20.

Among the catalysts we outlined in the article for the week of Feb. 18: Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: DVAX) got the nod from the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to add the hepatitis B vaccine HEPLISAV-B to its recommended product list. The Wednesday announcement triggered a nearly 5-percent intraday gain, although the stock gave much of it back by the close.

Here's a compilation of key biotech events to keep a tab on this week.


Wednesday, Feb. 28

  • Sorrento Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SRNE)'s NDA for its lead product candidate ZTlido, a lidocaine patch for treating pain associated with post-herpetic neuralgia, will come up before the FDA. The candidate has failed to clear the FDA hurdle once and this is its second try.

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Clinical Trial Results

  • Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc (NYSE: AST): Six-month data from Cohort 3 and Cohort 4 testing its AST-OPCI for cervical spinal cord injuries.
  • Heat Biologics Inc (NASDAQ: HTBX): Initial Phase 2 data for its non-small cell lung cancer candidate HS-110 along with Opdivo is due Feb. 28 at the company's analyst and investor event.
  • Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVAX) is awaiting full Phase 1/2 data for its NanoFlu vaccine. 
  • Sierra Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: SRRA): An update on Phase 1 trials of its advanced solid tumors or Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma treatment candidate.


Monday, Feb. 26

  • Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: CLVS) Q4 Estimates (EPS/Revenues): $1.30 loss/$20.32 million. 

Tuesday, Feb. 27

  • ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD): 58-cent loss/$44.32 million. 
  • Acceleron Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: XLRN): 62-cent loss/$3.66 million. 
  • FibroGen Inc (NASDAQ: FGEN) ): 29-cent loss/$49.77 million. 
  • Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS)
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc - Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ: JAZZ)
  • Mallinckrodt PLC (NYSE: MNK):$1.70/$773.06 million. 

Wednesday, Feb. 28

  • Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOLD): 29-cent loss/$14 million. 
  • Horizon Pharma PLC (NASDAQ: HZNP): 22 cents/$264.62 million. 
  • Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL): $1.41/$3.31 billion. 

Thursday, March 1

  • Puma Biotechnology Inc (NASDAQ: PBYI): $1.98 loss/$20.01 million. 
  • Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR): 35-cent loss/$38.83 million. 
  • Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SRPT): Loss of 32 cents/$55.3 million. 


  • Genprex is likely to price its IPO after making an S-1 filing in 2017. The developer of gene-based nanoparticle therapies to treat cancer is expected to offer 1.3 million shares at $5 each. 


  • 13th Annual Huntington Disease Therapeutics Conference, Feb. 26-March 1.

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