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Biotech Firms Receive Orphan Drug Designations, Release Clinical Data, Achieve Goals, Enter Acquisitions & Forecast Revenues - Research Report on Aegerion, Oncolytics, Merrimack, Sangamo, and PDL

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Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEGR), Oncolytics Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCY), Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACK), Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO), and PDL BioPharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDLI). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Research Report

On September 8, 2013, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Aegerion) announced that it has received orphan drug designation from Japan's Ministry of Labour, Health and Welfare for lomitapide which is used in the treatment of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH). The Company informed that it is currently conducting a pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) study of lomitapide required by the Japanese regulatory authorities and expects the study to be completed in Q4 2013. Post the completion of the study, the Company also plans to conduct a small therapeutic study of lomitapide in Japanese adult HoFH patients. The Full Research Report on Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Oncolytics Biotech, Inc. Research Report

On September 9, 2013, Oncolytics Biotech, Inc. (Oncolytics) announced final tumour response data from its US Phase 2 single arm clinical trial in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the lung (SCCLC) using intravenous administration of REOLYSIN in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel (REO 021). Oncolytics stated that the study enrolled patients with metastatic stage IIIB or stage IV, or recurrent, squamous cell carcinoma of the lung, who were chemotherapy-naïve for their metastatic or recurrent cancer. According to Oncolytics, the analysis examined percent best overall tumour responses between pre-treatment and up to six treatment cycles and revealed that out of 25 evaluable patients who had more than one cycle of therapy, 92% exhibited overall tumour shrinkage. Oncolytics also informed that final progression-free survival and safety data for the study will be reported in late 2013. The Full Research Report on Oncolytics Biotech, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Research Report

On August 28, 2013, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Merrimack) announced that it has reached its enrollment goal in the NAPOLI-1 trial, a randomized Phase 3 study of MM-398, with or without 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and leucovorin (LV), versus 5-FU and LV, in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer previously treated with gemcitabine-based therapy. Eliel Bayever, M.D., Vice President of Merrimack and Medical Director of MM-398 said, "To our knowledge this is one of the largest controlled studies ever conducted in this patient population, which has very few treatment options." The Full Research Report on Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. Research Report

On August 26, 2013, Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Sangamo) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ceregene, Inc. (Ceregene), a privately held biotechnology company focused on developing adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapies.The Company informed that in accordance with the terms of the agreement, Sangamo will issue to the stockholders of Ceregene 100,000 shares of Sangamo's common stock, representing less than 0.2% of Sangamo's total shares outstanding. Further, the Company has agreed to make contingent earn-out payments to the stockholders of Ceregene based upon revenues generated from license or sales transaction of certain existing products of Ceregene. Sangamo expects the acquisition to close in September 2013, and does not expect it to have any impact on the Company's financial guidance for full-year 2013 operating expenses or year-end cash balance. The Full Research Report on Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


PDL BioPharma, Inc. Research Report

On September 9, 2013, PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) announced revenue guidance for Q3 2013. The Company expects revenues of approximately $97 million, as compared with revenues of $85 million reported in Q3 2012, representing an increase of 14.1% YoY. The Company informed that its revenue guidance is driven by increased Q2 2013 sales for Avastin, Herceptin, Lucentis, Xolair, Kadcyla, Perjeta, and Actemra, for which PDL receives royalties in Q3 2013. The Full Research Report on PDL BioPharma, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []



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