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Friday, March 4, 2011

Biotech/Pharma Stock Trading Alert; BioSante Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:BPAX) up over 10% on News

Point Roberts, WA. - March 3, 2011 ( Energy stocks Newswire) -, a leader in sector stock research including biotech stocks, releases a technical stock trading alert for BioSante Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:BPAX). The stock is currently trading at $2.27, up 0.23 (11.82%), trading as high as $2.52 in morning trading.
The stock traded up on news headline "BioSante's (NASDAQ: BPAX) Pancreas Cancer Vaccine Shows Survival Increase in Newly Published Study."
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Biotech/Pharma Stock News; BioSante's (NASDAQ: BPAX) Pancreas Cancer Vaccine Shows Survival Increase in Newly Published Study
"LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. - March 3, 2011 ( newswire) BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPAX) today announced publication of results from a Phase II clinical study that show BioSante's Pancreas Cancer Vaccine increased the median survival of resected pancreatic cancer patients from 15 to 20 months, as reported in published data, to 24.8 months, an increase of more than 25 percent. In addition, the vaccine demonstrated a 35 percent increase in one year survival, from 63 percent to 85 percent. A new multicenter clinical study is planned to begin this year.
In the study, titled, "A Lethally Irradiated Allogeneic GM-CSF-Secreting Tumor Vaccine for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: A Phase II Trial of Safety, Efficacy, and Immune Activation," published in the February 2011 issue of Annals of Surgery, the primary endpoint was disease free survival and secondary endpoints were overall survival and toxicity, and the induction of mesothelin specific T cell responses. The median disease-free survival of patients was 17.3 months (95% CI, 14.6–22.8) with median survival of 24.8 months (95% CI, 21.2–31.6). The administration of immunotherapy was well tolerated. In addition, the postimmunotherapy induction of mesothelin-specific T cells in patients correlates with disease-free survival. The investigators concluded that "an immunotherapy approach integrated with chemoradiation is safe and effective for resected pancreas cancer."
The 60 patient Phase II study was conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health and other foundations. BioSante's Pancreas Cancer Vaccine is made from allogeneic pancreatic cancer cells genetically altered to produce an immune system stimulator called GM-CSF, and irradiated to prevent cell growth. BioSante already has received Orphan Drug designation from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for the Pancreas Cancer Vaccine.”
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More info: 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:
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