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Viking submits IND for Phase 2 trial of VK2809

Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX) has submitted an IND application to the FDA to conduct a Phase 2 study of VK2809 in patients with hypercholesterolemia and fatty liver disease. Viking expects to initiate the Phase 2...

Dipexium Pharmaceuticals

Dipexium Phase 3 Locilex trials 62% enrolled

Dipexium Pharmaceuticals’ (NASDAQ:DPRX) OneStep Phase 3 placebo-controlled, pivotal clinical trials of Locilex in the treatment of patients with mild infections of diabetic foot ulcers are approximately 62% enrolled...

MAST Therapeutics

Maxim starts Mast Therapeutics at buy

Maxim Group has initiated coverage of Mast Therapeutics (NYSE:MSTX) with a “buy” rating and price target of $5. The stock closed at 42 cents on Wednesday. Mast’s vepoloxamer is in the pivotal Phase 3 EPIC study, with...

CorMedix

Rodman starts CorMedix at buy

Rodman & Renshaw has initiated coverage of CorMedix (NYSE:CRMD) with a “buy” rating and price target of $6.50. The stock closed at $2.48 on Wednesday. CorMedix is developing a novel catheter lock solution (CLS)...

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Wedbush ups Novadaq price target to $17

Wedbush Securities has raised its price target for “outperform-rated” Novadaq Technologies (NASDAQ:NVDQ; TSX:NDQ) to $17 from $15. The stock finished at $11.16 on Wednesday. “Novadaq is the leader in the rapidly growing...

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Euro Pacific upgrades Sophiris Bio to buy

Euro Pacific Canada has upgraded Sophiris Bio (NASDAQ:SPHS) to “buy” from “hold” and raised its price target to $6 from $1 after the company reported positive one-year efficacy data from a Phase 3 study of PRX-302 in...

Strongbridge Biopharma

Stifel starts Strongbridge Biopharma at buy

Stifel has initiated coverage of Strongbridge Biopharma plc (NASDAQ:SBBP), formerly Cortendo plc, with a “buy” rating and a $21 target price. The stock closed at $7.49 on Monday. Strongbridge is an endocrinology-focused...

Cogentix Medical

Roth upgrades Cogentix Medical to buy

Roth Capital Partners has upgraded Cogentix Medical (NASDAQ:CGNT) to “buy” from “neutral” and raised its target price to $3 from $1.85. The stock closed at $1.52 on Wednesday. “Given our confidence for Cogentix to...

TearLab

TearLab Q3 revenue climbs 27%

Third quarter revenue for TearLab (NASDAQ:TEAR; TSX:TLB) rose 27% to $6.6-million from $5.2-million a year ago. A net total of 228 TearLab systems were added in the third quarter. “We delivered a strong growth quarter...

Avivagen

Avivagen, COFCO to conduct OxC-beta trial on pigs

Avivagen (TSX-V:VIV) and COFCO Nutrition and Health Research Institute (NHRI), an affiliate of the Chinese government’s COFCO Group, have agreed to conduct a trial of OxC-beta Livestock as a feed additive for swine. The...

Aclaris Therapeutics

William Blair starts Aclaris Therapeutics at outperform

William Blair has launched coverage of Aclaris Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ACRS) with an “outperform” rating and $30 price target. The stock closed at $14.38 on Friday. Aclaris’ lead program, A-101, is a topical solution being...

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