|Written by GSCR Staff|
|Tuesday, 22 April 2014 08:05|
In yesterday’s Guide we highlighted some biotech ETF and offered some important commentary on the all important sector that is critical to small cap portfolios.
Oncology stocks have the potential to move over the next several weeks with the upcoming American Society of Oncology conference in May.
TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ – TLOG - $6.23) is an up and comer that is engaged in development of novel small molecule therapies that mimic cell activators to cause the abnormal cancer cells, which are resistant to the human immune system, to self destruct. The Company’s top platform, Birinapant, is currently under clinical stage programs for several diseases and applications related to blood, colorectal, and ovarian cancer. The figure below illustrates the clinical study progress for Birinapant.
Figure 1: TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals – Birinapant, Clinical Study Progress
Additionally, the Company has entered into collaboration with Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ – AMGN) for exploring the combination of Birinapant administered with Amgen’s TRAIL receptor agonist antibody, Conatumumab.
Recently, WBB Securities upgraded TLOG from speculative buy to buy. Additionally, the Company acquired SHAPE, a privately held biotech firm that is developing molecule therapies to treat T-Cell Lymphoma. Aggressive growth and positive news from clinical trials will make TLOG pop this spring and will a logical choice for accumulation into the oncology sector over the next few months. A 30% rise in price level by the start of 3Q is entirely possible.
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