Merger Updates, Milestone Payments, AGM Results, Review of Strategic Alternatives and Other Corporate Announcements - Research Report on Cubist, Halozyme, Taro, Galena and Sequenom PR Newswire NEW YORK, October 1, 2013 NEW YORK, October 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST), Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO), Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TARO), Galena Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALE) and Sequenom Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. Research Report On September 13, 2013, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Cubist) and Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Optimer) announced the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR). According to Cubist, the expiration of the HSR waiting period meets one of the conditions of the previously announced merger agreement under which Cubist will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Optimer. The Company informed that, post-closing of the merger each holder of Optimer common stock will receive $10.75 per share in cash, plus one Contingent Value Right which entitles the holder to receive an additional one-time cash payment of up to $5.00 for each share they own if certain net sales of DIFICID® (fidaxomicin) in the United States and Canada are achieved. Cubist stated that the proposed merger remains subject to approval by the stockholders of Optimer, as well as other customary closing conditions. The Full Research Report on Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-26/CBST] Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. Research Report On September 26, 2013, Halozyme Therapeutics Inc. (Halozyme) announced that the commercial launch of Herceptin SC in Europe has sparked off a $10 million milestone payment to Halozyme from Roche, under the License and Collaboration Agreement between the duos. According to the Company, this time-saving subcutaneous formulation of Herceptin (trastuzumab) using Halozyme's recombinant human hyaluronidase (rHuPH20) has received marketing authorization from the European Commission on August 28, 2013 for the treatment of patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. "With pricing on par with the intravenous formulation, Herceptin SC represents a compelling treatment alternative for breast cancer patients in Europe, and we congratulate Roche on making this time-saving therapy available to patients in Europe so quickly," said Gregory I. Frost, Ph.D., President and CEO of Halozyme. "This will be the third commercial product using our rHuPH20 enzyme and represents a significant achievement for our technology and company as a whole." The Full Research Report on Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-26/HALO] Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Research Report On September 13, 2013, Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Taro) announced results from its annual general meeting of shareholders, held on September 12, 2013 at Euro Park, Italy House, Yakum, Israel. The Company informed that as per the voting results of its shareholders, certified and tabulated by IVS Associates, Inc, five directors (Dilip Shanghvi, Kal Sundaram, Sudhir Valia, James Kedrowski and Dov Pekelman) were re-elected to the Company's Board of Directors to serve until the close of the next annual general meeting of shareholders. Taro added that two External Directors, namely, Ilana Avidov Mor and Dan Biran, were re-elected for three-year period, commencing from December 31, 2013. Additionally, the shareholders also approved the Company's Compensation Policy in accordance with the requirements of the Israeli Companies Law, 5759-1999, besides appointing Ziv Haft, Certified Public Accountants (Israel), a BDO member firm, as the Company's independent auditors until the close of the next annual general meeting of shareholders of Taro. The Full Research Report on Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-26/TARO] Galena Biopharma, Inc. Research Report On September 23, 2013, Galena Biopharma Inc. (Galena) announced the closing of the exercise in full of the underwriters' option to purchase an additional 2.6 million shares of common stock of Galena. The Company informed that the net proceeds to Galena from the offering, including from the exercise in full of the over-allotment options, are expected to be c.$37.6 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by Galena. The Company stated that it intends to use the proceeds for the commercialization of its first commercial product, Abstral® (fentanyl) Sublingual Tablets, and its ongoing Phase 3 NeuVax™ (nelipepimut-S) PRESENT (Prevention of Recurrence in Early-Stage, Node-Positive Breast Cancer with Low to Intermediate HER2 Expression with NeuVax Treatment) clinical trial and other clinical trials of its product candidates, and general corporate purposes. The Full Research Report on Galena Biopharma, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-26/GALE] Sequenom Inc. Research Report On September 23, 2013, Sequenom, Inc.'s (Sequenom) announced that its Board of Directors has approved a review of potential strategic alternatives for its Genetic Analysis business segment. The Company stated that it has retained Jefferies LLC as its financial advisor to help in the evaluation of alternatives. Sequenom informed that it does not plan to disclose or comment on developments regarding the strategic alternatives review process until further disclosure is deemed appropriate. The Full Research Report on Sequenom Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-26/SQNM] EDITOR NOTES: 1.This is not company news. We are an independent source and our views do not reflect the companies mentioned. 2.Information in this release is fact checked and produced on a best efforts basis and reviewed by Namrata Maheshwari, a CFA charterholder. However, we are only human and are prone to make mistakes. 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