Positive Trial Results, Commercialization, and Acquisitions Attract Biotech Inflows - Research Report on Celgene, Alnylam,

 Positive Trial Results, Commercialization, and Acquisitions Attract Biotech
 Inflows - Research Report on Celgene, Alnylam, Questcor, Acorda, and Repros

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NEW YORK, July 16, 2013

NEW YORK, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting Celgene
Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG), Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNY),
Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR), Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
(NASDAQ: ACOR), and Repros Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: RPRX). Today's readers
may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets,
industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Celgene Corporation Research Report

On July 11, 2013, Celgene Corporation's (Celgene) wholly-owned subsidiary,
Celgene International Sàrl, announced that it has met the primary endpoint of
progression-free survival (PFS) for its phase III study (MM-020/IFM 07-01) of
REVLIMID (lenalidomide) in combination with dexamethasone in patients newly
diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Celgene reported that a statistically
significant improvement in PFS was seen during the study through a doublet
regimen of continuous oral lenalidomide in combination with low-dose
dexamethasone (Rd), compared to patients receiving a comparator arm with a
triplet regimen consisting of melphalan, prednisone and thalidomide (MPT). The
Company stated that it will commence its discussions with regulatory
authorities based on the Front-Line Investigation of REVLIMID/Dexamethasone
vs. Standard Thalidomide (FIRST). Celgene also reported that its subsidiary
has existing plans to submit dossiers for registration in the US, Europe, and
other markets. The Full Research Report on Celgene Corporation - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:


Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Research Report

On July 11, 2013, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Alnylam) announced positive
top-line results from its ongoing Phase I trial of ALN-TTRsc. ALN-TTRsc is a
subcutaneously administered RNAi therapeutic targeting the transthyretin (TTR)
gene for the treatment of TTR-mediated amyloidosis (ATTR). Alnylam reported
that ALN-TTRsc achieved robust and statistically significant (p<0.01)
knockdown of serum TTR protein levels of greater than 80% in healthy volunteer
subjects, in line with results for ALN-TTRsc previously reported in non-human
primates. John Maraganore, Ph.D., CEO of Alnylam, said, "These clinical
results with ALN-TTRsc establish human translation for RNAi therapeutics that
utilize our GalNAc-siRNA conjugate delivery platform. This platform enables
subcutaneous dose administration with a wide therapeutic index and has now
become our primary approach for development of RNAi therapeutics. As a result,
we believe these data are very meaningful not only for the continued
advancement of ALN-TTRsc, but also for the continued execution on our entire
'Alnylam 5x15' product strategy." The Full Research Report on Alnylam
Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Research Report

On July 11, 2013, Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Questcor) announced that it
is planning to initiate a pilot commercialization effort for H.P. Acthar Gel
(repository corticotropin injection) for the treatment of respiratory
manifestations of symptomatic sarcoidosis, a potentially serious,
difficult-to-treat disorder already included on the FDA-approved package
insert for Acthar. According to Questcor, its pilot commercialization effort
will focus on pulmonologists, who are the respiratory specialists treating
this rare autoimmune disorder. Don M. Bailey, President and CEO of Questcor,
commented, "This commercial expansion, together with our increasing R&D
investment, continues our efforts to expand patient access to the
FDA-approved, on-label indications of Acthar." Bailey added, "Already,
patients suffering from nephrotic syndrome (NS), multiple sclerosis (MS)
exacerbations, infantile spasms, and certain rheumatology-related conditions
have benefitted from Acthar. Our plans to increase awareness among
pulmonologists treating patients suffering from respiratory manifestations of
symptomatic sarcoidosis will follow the model we have used successfully for
these other markets as we continue to explore the full therapeutic potential
of Acthar." The Full Research Report on Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:


Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. Research Report

On July 9, 2013, Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Acorda) announced the acquisition
of two neuropathic pain management assets from NeurogesX, Inc., which include
Qutenza, an FDA-approved therapy for the management of neuropathic pain
associated with postherpetic neuralgia; and NP-1998, a Phase III-ready,
prescription strength capsaicin topical solution, being assessed for the
treatment of neuropathic pain. Ron Cohen, M.D., President and CEO of Acorda,
stated, "The acquisition of Qutenza and NP-1998 enables us to expand into the
area of neuropathic pain management. We plan to support Qutenza with our
existing medical and commercial infrastructure, which includes one of the
industry's best neurology sales forces." Cohen continued, "In addition, we
will leverage our neurology expertise to evaluate NP-1998 for the treatment of
neuropathic pain, with an initial emphasis on painful diabetic neuropathy.
This adds another potentially important, late stage product to our pipeline."
The Full Research Report on Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:


Repros Therapeutics Inc. Research Report

On July 9, 2013, Repros Therapeutics Inc. (Repros) announced the formation of
an international, multi-disciplinary, clinical advisory board to help maximize
the commercial opportunity for Androxal. The Company's management and the
Board of Directors have reportedly taken steps to assemble a well-rounded and
effective group of Key Opinion Leaders to begin the multi-disciplinary patient
and physician education process that should have great utility for the Company
independent of the eventual Androxal commercial strategy. Mike Wyllie,
Director of Repros, said, "I am pleased with the enthusiasm to participate and
the quality and diversity of our advisory board. It is important to prepare
for the arrival of an effective oral therapy for the treatment of secondary
hypogonadism and provide the right support for patients and providers." The
Full Research Report on Repros Therapeutics Inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.WSReports.com/r/full_research_report/2939_RPRX]



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