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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Message Board

biotuesday 3 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 1, 2014 2:16 PM Member since: Oct 25, 2011
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  • Leerink Partners has upgraded Amicus Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FOLD) to “outperform” from “market perform” and raised its price target to $6 from $2.50.......

  • Athersys (NASDAQ:ATHX) expects to complete enrollment by the end of the summer in a Phase 2 clinical trial of its MultiStem cell therapy in about 140 moderate to moderately-severe ischemic stroke patients, with data to be released before year end.

    “If we get the results we’re looking for, this could have a dramatic impact on stroke medicine and greatly improve treatment for more severe stroke patients,” chairman and CEO, Gil Van Bokkelen, says in an interview with BioTuesdays

    Cleveland-based Athersys is developing MultiStem for the treatment of conditions in the cardiovascular, neurological, inflammatory and immune disease areas.

    MultiStem is a biologic product manufactured from human stem cells obtained from adult bone marrow or other nonembryonic tissue sources. The stem cell product can be expanded on a large scale for future use and stored in frozen form until needed....

    See BioTuesdays for rest of this week's feature article on ATHX

  • Ladenburg Thalmann has initiated coverage of CombiMatrix (NASDAQ:CBMX) with a “buy” rating and price target of $3.40. The stock closed at $2.77 on Thursday.

    “We view CombiMatrix as an emerging leader in prenatal chromosomal microarray testing and products of conception for miscarriage management,” writes analyst Kevin DeGeeter.

    See BT for rest of brief....

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