Forbes  9 hrs ago  Comment 
In trading on Wednesday, agriculture & farm products shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 1.6%. Helping drag down the group were shares of Origin Agritech (SEED), off about 8.7% and shares of CVR Partners (UAN) down about 1.1%...
Benzinga  Apr 26  Comment 
The Street Sweeper's Sonya Colberg published a scathing short thesis on Bio-Path Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: BPTH), a clinical-stage biotechnology company that focuses on developing drugs to fight cancer. Colberg's main criticism of the company is...
Forbes  Apr 26  Comment 
In trading on Tuesday, biotechnology shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 2.7%. Helping drag down the group were shares of Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) off about 31.9% on the day.
Forbes  Apr 26  Comment 
Last night, a panel of advisors to the Food and Drug Administration voted 7 to 3, with 3 abstentions, that the agency should not approve eteplirsen, a drug for a Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare, deadly, muscle-destroying disease, developed by...
Forbes  Apr 26  Comment 
University tech transfer offices play a central role in the biotech ecosystem, as the successful commercialization of an academic discovery is the aspiration of many young startups. Navigating--and optimizing--this tech transfer process is...
Clusterstock  Apr 26  Comment 
Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics crashed 50% in premarket trading Tuesday after the company disclosed some bad news from the Food and Drug Administration. In a statement, the company said an FDA advisory committee did not recommend the approval of...
Financial Times  Apr 26  Comment 
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