Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Gets FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Gets FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals shares rose 2% in pre-market trade Wednesday after the Food and Drug Administration granted it breakthrough therapy designation for givosiran, an investigational RNAi therapeutic targeting aminolevulinic acid synthase 1 for the prophylaxis of attacks in patients with acute hepatic porphyria. Acute hepatic porphyrias is a rare metabolic disorder caused by deficiency within the liver of one of the eight enzymes responsible for heme biosynthesis. “We believe givosiran could […]

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Gold Standard Ventures Acquires Battle Mountain Gold

Gold Standard Ventures Acquires Battle Mountain Gold

Gold Standard Ventures said Wednesday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Battle Mountain Gold Inc. for consideration of 0.1891 of a common share of Gold Standard plus $0.08 in cash for each Battle Mountain common share held. Battle Mountain is a company focused on acquiring, exploring and developing precious metals projects in geological districts with potential for […]

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Harvest Natural Resources Closes Sale Of Gabon Interests

Harvest Natural Resources Closes Sale Of Gabon Interests

Harvest Natural Resources said Monday it has sold of all of its Gabon interests in accordance with a previously announced sale between Harvest and BW Energy Gabon, a private Singapore company. Under the terms, BW Energy Gabon bought Harvest’s 100% interest in Harvest Dussafu, which owns a 66.66% interest in the Dussafu production-sharing contract covering a 210,000-acre area located offshore Gabon, for $32 million in cash, including $2.6 million placed […]

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Jaguar Animal Health Launches Ad Campaign

Jaguar Animal Health Launches Ad Campaign

Shares of Jaguar Animal Health are more than 2% higher Thursday following the company’s announcement to begin a national TV and radio ad campaign for its lead prescription product, Neonorm, used in the treatment of diarrhea in newborn horses and young calves. The campaign also features a toll-free hotline, as well as an e-commerce area on the company’s corporate website that allows customers to purchase Neonorm online directly from Jaguar. […]

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U.S. Silica Acquires New Industrial Roofing Capability

U.S. Silica Acquires New Industrial Roofing Capability

U.S. Silica Holdings, a producer of commercial silica used in the oil and gas industry, said Tuesday it has acquired a division of National Coatings that manufactures and distributes cool roof granules, a treated kaolin product used in industrial roofing systems that delivers superior solar reflectance and higher thermal emittance than standard designed roofing products. Cool roof systems reduce energy usage and enhance the durability of the roof as well. […]

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