Research, Charts & Company Announcements
Research Tree provides access to ongoing research coverage, media content and regulatory news on VIRALYTICS LTD. We currently have 5 research reports from 1 professional analysts.
Frequency of research reports
Research reports on
Cavatak data continue to impress
21 Nov 16
Viralytics’ Cavatak continues to impress, with a 100% disease control rate in 10 patients (seven objective responses) in combination with Keytruda in the CAPRA Phase Ib study. Furthermore, in the MITCI Phase Ib trial Cavatak, in combination with Yervoy, achieved a 50% response rate in the first 18 patients treated, which is an impressive response rate in a heavily pre-treated population. The encouraging results are a good sign for the ongoing trials of Cavatak and are likely to be of great interest to potential partners. We have increased our anticipated deal value assumptions for Viralytics following recent deals in oncolytic virotherapy, which lifts our valuation to A$385m or A$1.60/share.
Three Cavatak/checkpoint combination trials
10 Jun 16
Additional data presented at ASCO confirm the potential for synergistic combinations of Cavatak with immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) drugs to improve the proportion of cancer patients who respond to ICI therapy. Three Phase Ib trials are underway testing Cavatak in combination with Yervoy or Keytruda in melanoma, lung and bladder cancers. Initial data in April showed an impressive 67% response rate in the first six patients in the MITCI study of Cavatak and Yervoy in melanoma. Further updates on MITCI and initial data from the CAPRA trial of Cavatak plus Keytruda could be potential catalysts for the stock in H216. We maintain our valuation of A$272m (A$1.15 per share) ahead of the anticipated newsflow.
Eye-catching MITCI data
05 May 16
Impressive initial results from the MITCI Phase Ib trial suggest that Viralytics could push to the forefront of the crowded field of immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) combination therapies. The first six melanoma patients treated with Cavatak in combination with Yervoy (ipilimumab) experienced a higher response rate (67%) and lower serious adverse event rate (9%) than other prominent ICI combination therapies. These encouraging initial data bode well for the ongoing Phase Ib trials of Cavatak in combination with Merck’s Keytruda in melanoma, lung and bladder cancer, and are likely to be of great interest to potential partners. We increase our valuation to A$272m (A$192m previously), or A$1.15 per share (was A$1.04).
Combination trials gather momentum
27 Nov 15
Viralytics is escalating combination trials of its Cavatak oncolytic virotherapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI), adding a collaboration with Merck to study IV Cavatak combined with Keytruda in advanced lung and bladder cancers to its portfolio of ongoing trials combining intralesional Cavatak with Keytruda or Yervoy in melanoma patients. Cavatak has the potential to markedly improve the proportion of patients who respond to ICI therapy and we expect it to continue to attract attention from big pharma. We value Viralytics at A$192m or A$1.04 per share.
Clinical data package continues to build
13 Aug 15
Clinical data from CALM, STORM and CANON trials presented at scientific conferences further highlight the potential efficacy of CAVATAK (oncolytic virus) against a range of cancers using several delivery approaches. While the evidence of CAVATAK’s efficacy as a single agent continues to build, it is also likely to be attractive to big pharma companies seeking complementary therapies to boost immune responses to their checkpoint inhibitors; a Phase Ib trial in combination with ipilimumab (Yervoy) is already underway. We value Viralytics at A$189m or A$1.03 per share.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 22-02-2017
22 Feb 17
CORETX (COR LN) Contract wins and new Lifestyle facility | Gooch & Housego (GHH LN) Solid Q1 trading plus earnings enhancing acquisition of StingRay Optics | NCC Group (NCC LN) Further issues in Assurance | PCI-PAL (PCIP LN) Strong H1 underpins positive outlook | UBM (UBM LN) Results | Verona Pharma (VRP LN) Phase IIa RPL554 add-on trial to tiotropium commenced
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 21-02-2017
21 Feb 17
Abzena (ABZA LN) Contract bookings strong; US costs higher than expected | City of London Investment Group (CLIG LN) Earnings and interim dividend in line, some modest growth in FuM | dotdigital Group (DOTD LN) Good H1; broadening avenues of growth | Grafenia (GRA LN) Weak print volumes | Vernalis (VER LN) Interims highlight increasing Tuzistra™ scrip volume
Panmure Morning Note 15-02-2017
15 Feb 17
With the early January trading update having prompted us to upgrade forecasts, today’s interim results show how the group’s focus on areas such as product development and international sales are translating through to growth in both the top and bottom-line. The consistency of delivery is what impresses us, reflecting the maturity of the management team and the clarity of the longterm vision. We repeat our Buy recommendation.
Panmure Morning Note 20-02-2017
20 Feb 17
Chi-Med has announced the initiation of a Phase II study of savolitinib in locally advanced or metastatic pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinoma (PSC) in China. This is a disease where patients are usually diagnosed by normal pathology (i.e. not via molecular diagnostics methods) but given that 20-30% of PSC patient show c-Met gene amplification this potentially represents a very rich patient pool for savolitinib as a highly selective and potent oral c-Met inhibitor. The continued strength of Chi-Med’s clinical momentum is further demonstrated by today’s news and we consider this represents further upside potential against our existing investment case. We repeat our Buy recommendation.
Discovering a sustainable model
21 Feb 17
We expect C4XD to begin to deliver commercially in 2017, following the shift in strategy away from fee for service in 2016. Over the next 12 months we expect C4XD to sign its first pre-clinical out-licensing deal, develop at least one more product line and sign at least one more strategic alliance. We believe this demonstration of the model will translate to a step up in value and we initiate coverage with a BUY recommendation and 129p price target.
AIPAC Phase IIb starts randomised component
15 Feb 17
Prima BioMed maintains its leadership in LAG-3 immunotherapies with the initiation of the randomised Phase IIb component of the AIPAC trial of IMP321 in breast cancer. In addition, the TACTI-Mel study of IMP321 combined with Keytruda in melanoma is expected to complete recruitment and report safety data in mid-2017, while the pipeline now includes a first-in-class Lag-3 agonist antibody. Initial efficacy data on the first 15 patients in AIPAC is also expected mid-year. We have revised development timelines for in-house and partnered LAG-3 programmes, which sees our valuation decrease to A$252m or A$0.12/share (vs A$282m or A$0.14/share).