3 One-Drug
Biotech Wonders
Sometimes One Is Enough
• Biotechs often lose money for the first decade or
more of their existence.
• Going from no reven...
Seattle Genetics
• Adcetris approved by FDA in 2011 to treat Hodgkin
lymphoma and anaplastic large cell lymphoma after
pri...
Seattle Genetics
• Xtandi approved by FDA in 2012 to treat prostate
cancer that has spread and has not responded to
chemotherapy
• Sold in ...
• Not technically a one-drug company, but other
drugs added just $4 million in the third quarter.
• Eylea, which treats ma...
Company Date of
approval
Return since
approval
Seattle Genetics August 19, 2011 201%
Medivation August 31, 2012 61%
Regene...
Biotechs Hoping to Be 1-Drug Wonders
• Chelsea Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CHTP)
– Developing Northera for neurogenic orthostati...
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3 One-Drug Biotech Wonders

  1. 1. 3 One-Drug Biotech Wonders
  2. 2. Sometimes One Is Enough • Biotechs often lose money for the first decade or more of their existence. • Going from no revenue to any revenue can drive stock price higher.
  3. 3. Seattle Genetics • Adcetris approved by FDA in 2011 to treat Hodgkin lymphoma and anaplastic large cell lymphoma after prior treatment failure. • Sold outside U.S. and Canada by partner Takeda Pharmaceutical • Receives revenue from partners that use Seattle Genetics’ technology to develop their drugs. Source: Seattle Genetics
  4. 4. Seattle Genetics
  5. 5. • Xtandi approved by FDA in 2012 to treat prostate cancer that has spread and has not responded to chemotherapy • Sold in U.S. with Astellas Pharma • Outside U.S., Astellas pays royalty from the low teens to the low twenties on aggregate net sales of Xtandi Source: Medivation
  6. 6. • Not technically a one-drug company, but other drugs added just $4 million in the third quarter. • Eylea, which treats macular degeneration, contributed $363 million. • Sold by Bayer HealthCare outside the U.S. where Regeneron gets half the profits. Source: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  7. 7. Company Date of approval Return since approval Seattle Genetics August 19, 2011 201% Medivation August 31, 2012 61% Regeneron November 18, 2011 465% Check Out These Returns Returns through January 29, 2014.
  8. 8. Biotechs Hoping to Be 1-Drug Wonders • Chelsea Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CHTP) – Developing Northera for neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (dangerously low blood pressure) – FDA decision expected by February 14, 2014 • MannKind (NASDAQ: MNKD) – Developing inhaled insulin Afrezza for diabetics – FDA decision expected by April 15, 2014 • Durata Therapeutics (NASDAQ:DRTX) – Developing Dalvance for bacterial skin infections – FDA decision expected by May 26, 2014
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