|Bid||1.3000 x 1400|
|Ask||1.3100 x 38800|
|Day's Range||1.2800 - 1.3300|
|52 Week Range||0.5820 - 2.4900|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||2.74|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Nov 12, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||3.65|
Penny stocks, you either love them or you hate them. One of the obvious draws of these stocks trading for under $5 per share is the ability to get more bang for your buck. And should these bargain priced stocks see their share prices rise by only a small amount, the rewards can be staggering.However, before jumping right into an investment in a penny stock, Wall Street pros advise looking at the bigger picture and considering other factors beyond just the price tag. For some names that fall into this category, you really do get what you pay for, offering little in the way of long-term growth prospects thanks to weak fundamentals, recent headwinds or even large outstanding share counts.Taking all of this into consideration, we used TipRanks’ Stock Screener tool to zero in on the crème-de-la-crème when it comes to penny stocks. We are referring to the names that have not only received substantial support from Wall Street analysts but also boast sky-high upside potential from their current levels. Let's take a closer look.Matinas BioPharma Holdings (MTNB) Through the development of its lead candidate, MAT9001, Matinas BioPharma wants to offer new treatments for cardiovascular and metabolic conditions. MAT9001 is an omega-3 fatty acid-based drug designed as a more effective hypertriglyceridemia treatment. With it well positioned in an expanding market, SunTrust Robinson analyst Gregg Gilbert believes that at $1.35 per share, now is the time to buy.Despite having struggled year-to-date, investors shouldn’t panic according to the analyst. MTNB’s descent was partly related to the early success of its competitor Amarin’s Vascepa, its omega-3 fatty acid drug, as its label expansion to include cardiovascular risk reduction was just approved in December. However, Gilbert actually sees Vascepa’s launch as a positive for MTNB.Gilbert cites the growth of the omega-3 class as the source of his optimism. Currently, there are only two prescription omega-3s to reduce triglycerides in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia available in the U.S., Lovaza and Vascepa. As more and more research is conducted, the evidence in support of the benefits of omega-3s is mounting, implying that there’s plenty of room for MTNB to take market share.On top of this, Gilbert points out that MAT9001 is unique in that it contains EPA and DPA in free fatty acid form and is highly bioavailable. Based on early clinical data, the drug’s composition has been shown to produce substantial reductions in lipid markers and higher bioavailability compared to Vascepa. “While a few years from market, we believe MAT9001 could carve out a nice slice of the omega-3 market given its unique characteristics,” the analyst commented.While noting that it’s difficult to gauge the size of the omega-3 market, about 4 million patients are candidates for Lovaza or Vascepa based on the indication for severe hypertriglyceridemia. With the recent expansion of Vascepa’s label, the opportunity could be further expanded.All of the above prompted Gilbert to kick off his MTNB coverage by issuing a bullish call. At his $3 price target, shares could be in for a 122% gain over the next twelve months. (To watch Gilbert’s track record, click here)What does the rest of the Street think? As it turns out, all 5 of the analysts that have published a recent review see the stock as a Buy, making the consensus rating a unanimous Strong Buy. Adding to the good news, the $3.30 average price target indicates 144% upside potential. (See Matinas BioPharma price targets and analyst ratings on TipRanks)Marrone Bio Innovations (MBII) For Marrone Bio, sustainability is the name of the game. The company uses microorganisms isolated from samples collected from flowers, insects, soil and composts to find effective solutions for pest management and plant health. Currently trading for $1.14 per share, some argue that this price can only go up from here.During the first three quarters of 2019, the company was able to report revenue growth of 46% year-to-date. However, its disappointing bottom line results have worried investors. Even with the revenue gains, earnings haven’t improved. That being said, National Securities analyst Ben Klieve thinks that MBII’s financials are in for a change. He cites its investments in several growth initiatives as potentially fueling reductions in adjusted EBITDA losses.Additionally, Klieve highlights the improvements in both gross margins and gross profit and new collaborations with Corteva and Compass Minerals as being encouraging signs. “We believe this momentum can continue into the fourth quarter and carry into 2020. With organic growth being supplemented by the acquisition of Pro Farm, we expect revenue growth can again approach 50% in 2020 with continued progress in gross margins,” he explained.Based on the company’s efforts to drive a turnaround, Klieve kept both his Buy rating and $2.50 price target as is. This implies that shares could climb 119% higher in the next twelve months. (To watch Klieve’s track record, click here)Meanwhile, Amit Dayal of H.C. Wainwright points to the EPA’s recent approval of two of its biofungicide products, Stargus and Regalia, for use on hemp plants as reaffirming his bullish thesis. Since 2018, no other crop protection products have been given the thumbs up for use on hemp. Not to mention the company estimates the hemp market in 2018 reached over $1.1 billion and could more than double by 2022.“We believe that being the first company with EPA approved crop protection products for use in hemp–in addition to these products being bio-based–affords Marrone a significant competitive advantage,” Dayal commented. Thanks to this development, the analyst reiterated his bullish call. At $2.50, his price target mirrors Klieve’s. (To watch Dayal’s track record, click here)When it comes to other analyst activity, it has been relatively quiet on Wall Street. The two analysts above have published the only recent reviews, making the consensus rating a Moderate Buy. (See Marrone Bio stock analysis on TipRanks)TETRA Technologies (TTI)Switching gears now, TETRA provides the upstream energy industry with solutions for completion fluids and water management as well as offers various compression services. According to one analyst, its price tag of $1.51 a share is a steal.B.Riley FBR’s Tom Curran does acknowledge that its onshore NAM OFS businesses, especially water and flowback's services in the Permian, continue to face challenges, and its long-term hydrochloric acid (HCI) supply agreement impacts the value of its mechanical evaporation (ME) plant in the near-term. Having said that, he argues TTI has a lot going for it. During a recent conference, management stated that the operator who awarded it the CS Neptune project should have started completions activity during Q4 2019, beginning the consumption of product under the contract.Curran argues that this would be a huge step forward, writing, “Although there is a real possibility that the completion phase did not start until later in 4Q19 and could spill over into 1Q20, we believe that the mere commencement of Neptune sales under this contract should be a significant positive for both TTI's stock sentiment and fundamental story, especially since the product is so lucrative that even a modest amount of revenue recognition should have a pronounced impact on the division's margin.”He concluded by noting, “We continue to like TTI's cheap valuation, which we suspect is partly due to misperceptions about TTI-only's actual debt burden; Completion Fluids division's promising CS Neptune product suite and structurally increasing profitability; and Water & Flowback division's potential to significantly rebound as competitive improvements converge with a cyclical upswing.”To this end, Curran maintained a Buy recommendation. Despite reducing the price target from $3.75 to $3.50, he still believes a 132% twelve-month gain could be in store. (To watch Curran’s track record, click here)Looking at the consensus breakdown, only one other analyst has thrown an opinion into the mix. However, the rating was also bullish, making the Street consensus a Moderate Buy. While lower than Curran’s forecast, the $2.88 average price target still suggests huge upside potential of 91%. (See TETRA stock analysis on TipRanks)
Investors want to see a return on investment, it's as simple as that. Regardless of the size of the investment, the end goal remains the same. Sure, there are several ways to go about achieving this objective, yet time after time Wall Street observers circle back to a single tried and true strategy.Growth investing involves identifying the stocks with long-term growth prospects that go above and beyond those of their peers.It should be noted, though, that plays in the growth-stock arena can sometimes come with a price tag to match their huge potential for gains. However, there are compelling names out there that don't cost a fortune.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsWhile some naysayers might argue that you get what you pay for, others will point out that stocks trading at low levels can represent some of the most compelling names on the Street, with entry points that make them even more attractive. * 7 Stocks to Buy for February Contrarians With this in mind, I used TipRanks' Stock Screener tool during my own search for affordable growth names. After sorting the results by current share price, analyst consensus and price target, the tool revealed three stocks that have received a wealth of support from Wall Street analysts, all under $5 per share. To top it all off, each boasts massive upside potential from current levels. Matinas BioPharma (MTNB)Source: Shutterstock Like the name suggests, Matinas BioPharma Holdings (NYSE MKT:MTNB) is a biopharma focused on the development of lead candidate, MAT9001, its prescription-only omega-3 fatty acid drug for cardiovascular and metabolic conditions. After the FDA approved the label expansion of Amarin's Vascepa drug to include cardiovascular disease patients with high triglycerides of greater than 150 mg/dL, some analysts believe that MTNB's $1.44 share price is a bargain.Piper Sandler analyst Edward Tenthoff tells investors that his bullish thesis is primarily driven by earlier data published by MTNB. Back in 2015, the company reported that during a Phase 1 study, MAT9001 was found to have produced a greater reduction of triglycerides, with the figure coming in at 33% compare to Vascapa's 11%.The drug is currently being evaluated in the Phase 2 ENHANCE-IT study versus Vascepa. With data slated for release in the fourth quarter of this year, big things could be on the way. Tenthoff argues MTNB could start a single Phase 3 severe hypertriglyceridemia trial in 2021 and see potential approval in 2023. In addition, he thinks that the importance of omega-3-based medicines is expanding.All of the above factors prompted the analyst to start his MTNB coverage by publishing an "overweight" rating and setting a $3 price target. Should the target be met, shares could be in for a 108% gain over the next twelve months.Similarly, the rest of the Street takes a bullish approach when it comes to MTNB. Out of four analysts tracking the name over the last three months, 100% see the stock as a "buy," making the consensus rating a "strong buy." Given the $3.25 average price target, the upside potential of 126% surpasses Tenthoff's estimate. See the MTNB stock analysis. Northern Oil And Gas (NOG)Source: Shutterstock Northern Oil and Gas (NYSE MKT:NOG) is one of the primary non-operator franchises in the Bakken and Three Forks plays in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana. Its total footprint, which lands at about 165,000 acres, as well as its proved reserves of 65.3 million barrels of oil equivalent at year-end 2015, has helped cement its status as one of the leading players in the space. Its $1.69 price tag seems almost too good to be true.Back in December, the company gave investors a reason to get excited after it announced that it would start paying out a quarterly dividend. The first dividend will come in at two cents per share, payable in April 2020. In addition, the forward yield lands at 3.14%.This news prompted Imperial Capital analyst Jason Wangler to boost his rating from "in-line" to "outperform." He argues that while the dividend is modest, it demonstrates that NOG has taken steps in the right direction in terms of its balance sheet over the last two years. On top of this, it also means that the name can be thought of as a yield vehicle.It makes sense, then, that in addition to the upgrade, Wangler bumped up the price target from $2 to $2.50. At this new target, the upside potential comes in at 48%. * 7 Under-the-Radar European Stocks to Buy for 2020 When it comes to other analyst activity, it has been relatively quiet on Wall Street. That being said, the two other analysts that published a review in the last three months rated NOG as a "buy," making the Street consensus a "strong buy." Not to mention the $3.25 average price target brings the upside potential to 92%. See the NOG stock analysis. Durect Corporation (DRRX) Source: Shutterstock Durect Corporation (NASDAQ:DRRX) has a simple objective: to transform medicine. It wants to develop drugs that can provide meaningful advances in patient health and wellbeing. At the bargain price of $2.12 per share, analysts warn investors that if they wait too long, they could miss out on the opportunity.While investor concern has definitely emerged, Craig-Hallum analyst Francois Brisebois is still very much on board. Fears among investors have been driven by the company's announcement that the AdCom vote for its Posimir drug's Class 2 New Drug Application (NDA) resubmission was split right down the middle.As a result, Brisebois doesn't assign any value to the drug in the model. Rather, he highlights its DUR-928 candidate for primary alcoholic hepatitis as DRRX's primary value driver, calling early efficacy and safety data incredibly encouraging. On top of this, the analyst argues that the combination of the current poor standard of care and the $3 billion total addressable market played into his conclusion that investors should buy on any weakness.With this in mind, Brisebois kicked off his DRRX coverage by issuing a "buy" rating. In addition, he set a Street high price target of $6, implying a staggering 183% upside potential.Meanwhile, the rest of the Street also likes what it's seeing. A "strong buy" consensus rating breaks down into three "buys" and a single "hold." While less aggressive than that of Brisebois, the $4.65 average price target still puts the potential twelve month gain at 119%. See the DRRX stock analysis. Carrols Restaurant Group (TAST)Source: Shutterstock While the name Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST) might not ring any bells, but you've probably heard of its restaurants Burger King and Popeyes. It is true that shares took a pretty substantial hit following its preliminary fourth quarter results. Now at just $4.80 apiece, Deutsche Bank's Brian Mullan is still in the restaurant company's corner.The negative reaction came largely as a result of Burger King's same store sales (SSS) results. At 2%, the figure falls well below the implied guidance's range of 4% to 5% range and reflects a deceleration in November and December.However, Mullan tells investors that there's a silver lining. Management noted that the focus will shift towards managing both net leverage levels and free cash flow. "While management wasn't explicit with its plans, reading the tea leaves our sense is that these comments could pertain to either: 1) a reduced pace of acquisitions for the foreseeable future, 2) a potential slowdown in new unit development, or 3) all of the above," he explained.This combined with the new CFO appointment implies that the plans for the above are "… fluid and evolving. We think the key takeaway here is that management is mindful of the market's perception of TAST's net leverage levels, and that it has several options at its disposal to address this, should it see fit," Mullan added.Taking all of this into consideration, the analyst left his "buy" rating and $8 price target as is. This means that shares could potentially surge 67% in the next twelve months. * 7 Biometrics Stocks That Will Help Shape the Next Decade Judging by the consensus breakdown, the rest of the Street is in agreement. With only "buy" ratings assigned in the last three months, the message is clear: TAST is a "strong buy." It also doesn't hurt that the $8.83 average price target suggests 84% upside potential. See the TAST stock analysis. VBI Vaccines (VBIV)Source: Shutterstock VBI Vaccines' (NASDAQ:VBIV) claim to fame is its Sci-B-Vac product, which was the first vaccine to be commercially-approved for hepatitis B. The vaccine is currently available in Israel and ten other countries. It recently completed its Phase 3 program in the U.S., Europe and Canada. After new data was released earlier this month, analysts have been impressed, to say the least.On Jan. 9, the company, which goes for $1.46 a share, announced that Sci-B-Vac had met both its primary and secondary endpoints in the second Pivotal Phase 3 CONSTANT study. Both management and investors were excited by the results as they demonstrate that the candidate is both safe and highly-potent.While this outcome is encouraging, VBIV's potential extends beyond Sci-B-Vac. BMO Capital analyst Do Kim highlights its VBI-1901 and VBI-2601 candidates as potentially driving significant upside. According to the analyst, updated Phase 1/2a tumor response and survival data for VBI-1901's use in glioblastoma multiforme (GMB) is slated for release some time in the first half of 2020. Should the results be favorable, VBIV could develop a modified version to target other EBV+ cancers. On top of this, VBI-2601 proof-of-concept for use in chronic hepatitis B infection (HBV) is expected in the second half of the year."We believe the initial data could be meaningful for VBI's vaccine approach for a functional HBV cure, with the potential for combining beyond antivirals, including Brii's VIR-2218 and other HBsA RNAi. With an estimated 257 million chronically infected patients worldwide, we believe HBV represents a significant market opportunity for a functional cure," Kim commented.Based on everything the healthcare name has going for it, Kim reiterated his "outperform" rating and $5 price target, indicating 242% upside potential.Out of three total analysts that have thrown their hat in with a review, 100% sided with the bulls, making the consensus rating a "strong buy." See the VBIV stock analysis.TipRanks offers investors the latest insight into eight different sectors by tracking the activity of over 5,000 Wall Street analysts. As of this writing, Maya Sasson did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Stocks to Buy for February Contrarians * 10 of the Top Franchise Stocks to Buy Now * 5 High-Yield Stocks With High Free Cash Flow Yields The post 5 Stocks Under $5 With Colossal Growth Prospects appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (“Matinas BioPharma” or the “Company”) -- (NYSE AMER: MTNB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced the closing of its underwritten registered public offering of 32,260,000 shares of its common stock, offered at a price to the public of $1.55 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $50.0 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses. In addition, Matinas BioPharma has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 4,839,000 shares of its common stock on the same terms and conditions. All of the shares in the offering are being sold by Matinas BioPharma.
Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (“Matinas BioPharma” or the “Company”) -- (NYSE AMER: MTNB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced the pricing of its underwritten registered public offering of 32,260,000 shares of its common stock, offered at a price to the public of $1.55 per share for expected gross proceeds of approximately $50.0 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses. In addition, Matinas BioPharma has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 4,839,000 shares of its common stock on the same terms and conditions. All of the shares in the offering are being sold by Matinas BioPharma.
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Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (“Matinas BioPharma” or the “Company”) -- (NYSE AMER: MTNB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of its common stock. In connection with the offering, Matinas BioPharma intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the shares of its common stock offered in the public offering.
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On Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, the FDA approved an expanded cardiovascular claim for Vascepa, a drug produced by Amarin (NASDAQ:AMRN). Prior to this patients with very high triglyceride levels were only ones approved to use Vascepa.Source: Pavel Kapysh / Shutterstock.com Now those with lower levels and other signs of heart or diabetes issues can use it. This vastly expands the population to whom Amarin can sell Vascepa. Those with greater than 150 milligrams per deciliter can now use the drug. Amarin estimates that "millions" (with no specific number associated with that noun) can benefit from its drug.A previous advisory committee had unanimously recommended that the drug be approved. There was a high likelihood that the FDA would approve Vascepa for expanded cardiovascular treatment.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Amarin Stock Includes a Lot of Good NewsAnalysts have already argued that Amarin's Vascepa, its only drug, will bring in greater than $1 billion annually in sales, with peak sales above that. One analyst, Nathan Weinstein, at Aegis believes the drug could hit $2 billion in sales by 2025. His peak price target was $23 per share.The problem is Amarin stock is already very close to that target price, at $21.36 per share. In other words, a lot of the good news is already implied in the valuation of AMRN stock. Another analyst, at Stifel, has put a hold recommendation on Amarin stock. His price target is $28 per share. * 7 'Strong Buy' Stocks to Put on Your Wish List Amarin announced that it expects its 2020 U.S. sales to be between $650 million to $700 million from sales of Vascepa. Seeking Alpha's database of eight analysts have an average estimate of $692 million in revenue for 2020.That puts Amarin stock on a forward price-to-sales ratio of 11.9 times. That is an extremely high valuation metric. It would normally be the number for a conservative stock's price-to-earnings ratio.It implies that a bidder for all of AMRN stock would have to wait almost 12 years before their investment would equal the sales achieved, not earnings. Not too many companies would be willing to do that.Clearly the market expects that sales will climb significantly over the next 12 years. There are tw0 problems with that theory: competition and patent issues. Problems With the ValuationThe FDA is also looking at similar drug studies from: AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN), whose drug is called Epanova; Acasti Pharma (NASDAQ:ACST), with CaPre; and, Matinas BioPharma (NYSEAMERICAN:MTNB), with its MAT900i drug.A recent analyst article in Seeking Alpha assessed these three competitors and the state of play of their drug applications. The analysts considered these companies competitive threats to Amarin and its Vascepa drug.In addition, Amarin is facing patent lawsuits from several companies. These include Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (NYSE:RDY), an Indian pharmaceutical company, and Hikma Pharmaceuticals (OTCMKTS:HKMPY), a generic pharma company. However, bullish analysts point out that Teva (NYSE:TEVA) has already settled with Amarin.Most of these suits, including one that begins in January, concern the validity of the core of Amarin's patent family. It is called "Methods for treating hypertriglyceridemia." Another patent for "Stable pharmaceutical composition and methods of using same" family is also in litigation. * 5 Large-Cap Dividend Stocks to Buy If Amarin loses these cases, it could lose all patent protection. Other drug companies could use their ideas.As it stands the patents give Amarin protection until 2029, or 10 years. This is Amarin's only product, so it has to make hay during that period with Vascepa. What Should Investors Do?AMRN is a high-risk, high-return stock. As always, I recommend only buying on dips and during bad news with these kinds of stocks. They are essentially a mild form of gambling, although some risks can be minimalized with probability analysis.Given that a prior panel recommended for Vascepa, the AMRN stock price already discounted last week's FDA good news. Analysts seem to agree. Their target values are not significantly higher than the present price.Investors should look for an opportune time to jump in. Analysts will likely scrutinize the patent protection litigation closely in January. Look for an opportunity then to consider investing in Amarin stock.As of this writing, Mark Hake, CFA does not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Mark Hake runs the Total Yield Value Guide which you can review here. The Guide focuses on high total yield value stocks. Subscribers a two-week free trial. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 8 Biggest Investing Surprises of 2019 * 7 Impressive Stocks to Buy Over $250 * 4 Small-Cap Energy Stocks Ready to Explode The post Amarin Stock is at Sky-High Levels Already Assumes All the Good News appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE AMER: MTNB), today announced that it has entered into a feasibility evaluation with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group. This feasibility evaluation will involve the development of oral formulations using Matinas’ lipid nano-crystal (LNC) platform delivery technology, which enables the development of a wide range of difficult-to-deliver molecules. The interest shown by these companies in applying our platform delivery technology to their compounds is indicative of the emerging importance of drug delivery in the advancement of medicine.
Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE AMER: MTNB), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that Jerome D. Jabbour, Chief Executive Officer, has been invited to present a company overview, as well as host investor meetings, at the 31st Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference. Investors interested in arranging a meeting with the Company's management during this conference should contact the conference coordinator. A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available on the Events page of the Investors section of the Company’s website (www.matinasbiopharma.com).
Matinas Biopharma Holdings, Inc. (MTNB) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 0.00% and -100.00%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
– Initiated pre-screening of patients for Phase 2 ENHANCE-IT study of MAT9001 against Vascepa®. Enrollment to commence Q1 2020, with topline data expected H2 2020 – – NIH-funded.
Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE AMER: MTNB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the Company will host a conference call and live webcast on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. ET to discuss operational and financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2019, as well as provide a corporate update. Matinas BioPharma is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on development of its lead product candidate, MAT9001, for the treatment of cardiovascular and metabolic conditions. MAT9001 is a prescription-only omega-3 fatty acid-based composition, comprised primarily of EPA and DPA, under development for hypertriglyceridemia, that was specifically designed to overcome the shortcomings seen from other agents in the omega-3 class.
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Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE AMER: MTNB), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has initiated its Phase 2 EnACT clinical study, which will explore the use of MAT2203 for both induction and maintenance therapy in HIV-patients with cryptococcal meningitis, a life-threatening fungal infection most commonly observed in immunocompromised individuals. “We are extremely pleased to advance clinical development of MAT2203 for the treatment of cryptococcal meningitis,” commented Theresa Matkovits, Ph.D., Chief Development Officer of Matinas. “Antifungal resistance poses a major threat to the lives of vulnerable immunocompromised patients, and MAT2203 could provide an invaluable oral and safe treatment for severe fungal infections in these patients.
Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE AMER: MTNB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to MAT2203, Matinas’ proprietary oral amphotericin B product, for the treatment of cryptococcosis, a life-threatening fungal infection most commonly observed in immunocompromised individuals. MAT2203 is Matinas’ orally-administered formulation of the broad-spectrum fungicidal medication amphotericin B, which is currently in Phase 2 clinical development.
Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE AMER: MTNB), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that Jerome D. Jabbour, Chief Executive Officer, will present a company overview, as well as host investor meetings, at the 2019 Cantor Global Healthcare Conference. Investors interested in arranging a meeting with the Company's management during this conference should contact the conference coordinator. A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available on the Events page of the Investors section of the Company’s website (www.matinasbiopharma.com).
Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE AMER: MTNB), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has commenced pre-screening patients to determine eligibility for ENHANCE-IT, its Phase 2 head-to-head pharmacodynamic (PD) study of MAT9001 against Vascepa in patients with elevated triglycerides (150-499 mg/dL). “Our second head-to-head trial against Vascepa is an important milestone for our Company, and pre-screening patients for eligibility will facilitate rapid enrollment in the first quarter of 2020,” commented Jerome D. Jabbour, Chief Executive Officer of Matinas. The “ENHANCE-IT trial (Pharmacodynamic effects of a free fatty acid formulation of omega-3 pentaenoic acids to enhance efficacy in adults with elevated triglycerides) will be led by Kevin C. Maki, Ph.D., President and Chief Scientist of Midwest Biomedical Research, and is expected to involve approximately six sites in the United States.
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