Data Presentations, Orphan Drug Designations, FDA Applications and Reviews, Drug Market Expansion - Research Report on ACADIA

 Data Presentations, Orphan Drug Designations, FDA Applications and Reviews,
Drug Market Expansion - Research Report on ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, ViroPharma,
                  Santarus, Cytokinetics, and Exact Sciences

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NEW YORK, June 24, 2013

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Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting ACADIA
Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD), ViroPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: VPHM), Santarus,
Inc. (NASDAQ: SNTS), Cytokinetics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CYTK), and Exact
Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ: EXAS). Today's readers may access these reports
free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst
ratings - via the links below.

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. Research Report

On June 18, 2013, ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACADIA Pharmaceuticals)
presented data from its Phase III program with pimavanserin for Parkinson's
disease psychosis (PDP), including data from its pivotal -020 Study and the
related, open-label safety extension study, during the poster session at the
17th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders in
Sydney, Australia. Uli Hacksell, Ph.D., CEO of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, stated,
"Data from our open-label safety extension study indicate that long-term
administration of pimavanserin is generally safe and well tolerated in PDP
patients and suggest that duration of antipsychotic effect may be maintained
for longer than the six weeks investigated in our pivotal -020 Study."
Hacksell continued, "The overall efficacy and safety profile observed to date
shows that pimavanserin has the potential to offer a new treatment option that
may provide significant advantages relative to current antipsychotics used
off-label for the treatment of PDP." The Full Research Report on ACADIA
Pharmaceuticals Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


ViroPharma Inc. Research Report

On June 11, 2013, ViroPharma Inc. (ViroPharma) announced that maribavir has
been granted the orphan drug designation by the European Commission. Maribavir
is a treatment for cytomegaloviral (CMV) disease in patients with impaired
cell mediated immunity. Under EMA protocol, the Orphan Medicinal Product
Designation provides 10 years of potential market exclusivity if the product
candidate is approved for marketing in the European Union and the orphan
designation is maintained. John Watson, ViroPharma's Senior Director of
Regulatory Affairs in Europe, commented, "We are very pleased to receive
orphan designation for maribavir from the European Commission. This
designation recognizes the potential of maribavir to address great unmet
medical needs. We commend the European Commission for providing incentives
such as this for the development of drugs for rare and life threatening
diseases." The Full Research Report on ViroPharma Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:


Santarus, Inc.Research Report

On June 18, 2013, Santarus, Inc. (Santarus) and Pharming Group NV announced
that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the Biologics
License Application (BLA) for review of RUCONEST (recombinant human C1
esterase inhibitor) 50 IU/kg. Gerald T. Proehl, President and CEO of Santarus,
said, "RUCONEST is the first recombinant C1 esterase inhibitor developed with
the goal of treating the pain and swelling associated with acute HAE attacks.
We believe RUCONEST has the potential to be an important new therapeutic
option for patients experiencing acute HAE attacks based on the data contained
in the BLA from ten clinical studies covering 940 administrations of the
drug." The Company expects the US FDA to complete the review of RUCONEST or
otherwise respond to the RUCONEST BLA by April 16, 2014. The Full Research
Report on Santarus, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings
and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


Cytokinetics Incorporated Research Report

On June 12, 2013, Cytokinetics Incorporated (Cytokinetics) and Amgen announced
an expansion of their strategic partnership to include Japan. Under the
amended agreement, Cytokinetics will give Amgen the license for omecamtiv
mecarbil and related compounds to include Japan, which was excluded from the
initial terms of collaboration entered in 2006. Cytokinetics is expected to
receive $25 million, composed of non-refundable license fee of $15 million and
$10 million for Amgen's purchase of the Company's common stock. Robert I.
Blum, President and CEO of Cytokinetics, commented, "Our decision to amend the
agreement at this time is based on our confidence in the progress of our
collaborative development program for omecamtiv mecarbil and on Amgen's recent
commitment to expand its business activities in Japan. We look forward to the
integration of Japan into our collaboration's global development plan for this
promising drug candidate." The Full Research Report on Cytokinetics
Incorporated - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:


Exact Sciences Corporation Research Report

On June 10, 2013, Exact Sciences Corporation (Exact Sciences) submitted the
final module of the premarket approval (PMA) application for Cologuard, a
stool DNA (sDNA) colorectal screening test, to the US Food and Drug
Administration (FDA). Kevin T. Conroy, President and CEO of Exact Sciences,
stated, "The completion of our PMA submission to the FDA is the most
significant milestone in the company's history and a big step forward in
helping physicians make the battle against colorectal cancer a winning one."
Conroy continued, "I want to thank the tremendous team at Exact Sciences and
our collaborators for their outstanding work. We share a passion for
delivering our breakthrough colorectal cancer screening test to the physicians
and patients who need it. Now, we look forward to continuing to work with the
FDA through the review process." The Full Research Report on Exact Sciences
Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
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