Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY) and Astra-Zeneca (NYSE:AZN) are the most logical suitors for Amylin, thinks Tim Anderson at Bernstein, but he does not expect that such a purchase would significantly change the financial outlook for either firm. Shares of Bristol Myers Squibb Co. are trading 0.17% lower today.
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Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMPE) reports that it is going forward with a development plan for a combination medication for the treatment of both premature ejaculation, or PE, and erectile dysfunction. The firm received clear guidance at the positive pre-IND meeting in June with the FDA, for the two concurrent pivotal trials required for approval of Zertane to treat PE in the U.S. Shares of Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. are trading 13.78% higher today.
Amarin Corporation plc (NASDAQ:AMRN) says that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has published its notification of a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 12/769,885 titled “Highly Stable EPA in a Capsule”, which would cover a stable pharmaceutical composition of AMR101 that comprises at minimum 95 percent EPA and would also have a patent term with expiration no earlier than 2030. Shares of Amarin Corporation plc are trading 3.46% higher today.
ATP Oil & Gas Corporation (NASDAQ:ATPG) reports that the Shimson well in the Mediterranean off the coast of Israel hit more than 62 feet of natural gas pay. The bore is at a water depth of 3,622 feet and was drilled to a subsea depth of 14,445 feet. ATPG owns 40 percent of the discovery, and expects to provide additional information about the discovery during the third quarter. Shares of ATP Oil & Gas Corporation are trading 18.45% higher today.
Arena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARNA) pushed through the first new diet drug in 13 years when it received the FDA’s approval of Lorcaserin, but investors have since taken a second look and have sold many shares they bought during the euphoria last week. Monday, shares are once again below the $10 mark. Shares of Arena Pharmaceuticals are trading 3.26% lower today.
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