NEW YORK, NY - February 18, 2011 (Investorideas.com newswire) There is plenty of optimism surrounding the Biotech industry as firmer pricing and new products have improved sales and earnings trends. Meanwhile, more speculative biotech firms such as XOMA and BioSante continue to garner significant attention with potential blockbuster drugs working their way through the regulatory process.The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Biotechnology Industry and provides research reports on XOMA, Ltd. (NASDAQ:XOMA) and BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPAX). Access to the full company reports can be found at: www.bedfordreport.com/2011-02-XOMA www.bedfordreport.com/2011-02-BPAX
The study found that drugs moving from early stage Phase I clinical trials to FDA approval is roughly ten percent, down from around 20 percent in reports involving earlier years.The report adds that approval applications were filed for 55 percent of the drugs that made it to Phase III testing, and 80 percent of those gained eventual approval -- though only half were approved on initial review.
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Earlier this month BioSante reported positive late stage safety data for its potential blockbuster drug, "LibiGel". LibiGel is designed as a possible treatment for sexual dysfunction in menopausal women. BioSante's senior vice president of medical affairs, Michael C. Snabes, argues that "The need for an FDA-approved treatment to cope with this condition is astonishing."
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About BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
BioSante is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing products for female sexual health and oncology. BioSante's lead products include LibiGel® (transdermal testosterone gel) for the treatment of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) which is in Phase III clinical development under a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Special Protocol Assessment. BioSante also is developing a portfolio of cancer vaccines, four of which have been granted Orphan Drug designation, and are currently in several Phase II clinical trials. Other products in development are Bio-T-Gel™, a testosterone gel for male hypogonadism licensed to Teva Pharmaceuticals and an oral contraceptive in Phase II clinical development using BioSante patented technology. The company also is seeking opportunities for its other technologies. Additional information is available online at: www.biosantepharma.com.
To the extent any statements made in this news release deal with information that is not historical, these are forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about BioSante's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations and products, the timing of anticipated regulatory submissions and other statements identified by words such as "will," "potential," "could," "can," "believe," "intends," "continue," "plans," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "may," other words of similar meaning or the use of future dates. Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain. Uncertainties and risks may cause BioSante's actual results to be materially different than those expressed in or implied by BioSante's forward-looking statements. For BioSante, particular uncertainties and risks include, among others, the difficulty of developing pharmaceutical products, obtaining regulatory and other approvals and achieving market acceptance; the marketing success of BioSante's licensees or sublicensees; the success of clinical testing; and BioSante's need for and ability to obtain additional financing. More detailed information on these and additional factors that could affect BioSante's actual results are described in BioSante's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. All forward-looking statements in this news release speak only as of the date of this news release. BioSante undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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