New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/29/2013 -- Growing Stock Report iniates an Early Morning Watch List for the following stocks: Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAC) and Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:KERX)
Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAC) as of this writing, down (-24.56%) in pre-market.
Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAC) a biopharmaceutical company tht focuses on discovering, developing, and commercializing small-molecule therapeutics derived from boron chemistry platform announced positive preliminary results from the first of two Phase 3 trials of tavaborole, its topical anti-fungal for onychomycosis, a fungal infection of the nail and nail bed that affects ~ 35 million people in the United States. According to TheStreet Anacor Pharmaceuticals' (ANAC) toenail fungus therapy tavaborole achieved the "complete cure" goal of a phase III study but the drug's efficacy appears to be inferior to a competing drug from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE:VRX) and only on par with a currently approved treatment.
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Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:KERX) as of this writing, up (+17.87%) in pre-market.
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:KERX) a biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the acquisition, development, and commercialization of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of renal disease in the United States yesterday reported successful top-line results from the long-term Phase 3 study of Zerenex, its ferric iron-based phosphate binder drug candidate, for the treatment of elevated serum phosphorus levels, or hyperphosphatemia, in patients suffering from end-stage renal disease on dialysis. In this evaluatin, Zerenex attained the study’s primary endpoint, indicating a highly statistically significant change in serum phosphorus compared with placebo over the four-week Efficacy Assessment Period of the study. Also, Zerenex met the key secondary endpoints of increasing ferritin and transferrin saturation and reducing the use of intravenous iron and erythropoiesis-stimulating agents versus the active control over the 52-week Safety Assessment Period of the evaluation. This long-term study was the final step of the firm’s Phase 3 registration program, which was conducted pursuant to a Special Protocol Assessment with the FDA. Yesterday Shares closed up 76.68 percent on the day at $6.06, and have been traded in a 52-week range of $1.28 to $5.19.
Pre-Market Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:KERX) is trading at $7.15
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