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Biotech stocks can start as little known afterthoughts and turn into explosive disruptors on the cusp of revolutionizing medicine in months, weeks, or even days.
For example, did you even know who Moderna was 2 years ago?
On March 20, 2020, Moderna was nothing but a little-known biotech innovator developing an experimental vaccine trading at $30.05. Within the last 52-week period (as of 4/7/22)? It hit a high of $497.59 for a move of over 1,500%! (Source 2)
Amidst the continued carnage of the worldwide health situation, many biotech stocks have seen their shares skyrocket to incredible highs in 2022 year-to-date (as of 4/7/22):
Pulmatrix, Inc. 1,530.06%
Celsion Corporation 863.16%
Baudax Bio, Inc. 723.27%
Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. 230.07%
CTI BioPharma Corp. 110.89%
Get this, though.
How many well-respected analysts gave them a price target showing significant upside potential? (Source 4)
Are any of those stocks in the midst of a Phase 3 trial that could potentially cure one of the most debilitating forms of cancer we know- relapsed or recurrent, acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)?
Meet Actinium Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: ATNM). This clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company could completely revolutionize medicine. All by developing targeted radiotherapies that deliver cancer-killing radiation with cellular-level precision.
Based on recent history, when biotech companies find a solution, the results can be life-changing. Keep a very close eye on this company as its Iomab-B treatment progresses through Phase III SIERRA trials.
That’s why we put together this comprehensive research report on Actinium Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: ATNM), which we’re thrilled to send your way. We’re about to reveal the top 5 reasons to strongly consider this company ASAP.
We have a long track record of finding diamonds in the rough. Actinium Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: ATNM) could be our latest and greatest find.
The increasing number of approvals of novel & innovative drugs and immunotherapies is evidence of an increasing need for leukemia therapies. (Source 5)
Say hello to a wide-open opportunity for Actinium Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: ATNM).
Treatment options for AML, or acute myeloid leukemia, is precisely an unmet need – especially for those under 45. According to Eunice Wang, MD, Chief of the Leukemia Service at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, as quoted by Check Rare, (Source 6) it is rarely diagnosed in patients under the age of 45.
At the moment, the five-year survival rate for those 20 and older is also putrid 26%. (Source 7)
Some must also contend with relapsed, or recurrent, acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), which means leukemia came back after treatment and after reaching remission. Refractory AML means leukemia did not respond to treatment. Complete remission can’t be achieved because chemotherapy wasn’t able to kill off enough leukemia cells. (Source 8)
When you want to find a biotech play, you have to think this way- “don’t talk about it, be about it.”
Well, Actinium isn’t just talking the talk, they’re walking the walk.
On September 15, Actinium announced enrollment for its pivotal Phase III SIERRA trial of Iomab-B was complete. (Source 1)
SIERRA is a 150-patient, multicenter, randomized trial studying Iomab-B, an antibody-radiation conjugate comprising an anti-CD45 antibody and radioactive iodine-131 (I-131), compared with salvage chemotherapy inactive, relapsed, or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML).“
Iomab-B was developed to address the significant unmet need of patients who could benefit and possibly be cured of their blood cancer with a bone marrow transplant but could not receive a transplant because non-targeted conditioning regimens could not produce a remission or are too toxic in this patient population.
We are confident that Iomab-B will squarely address this unmet need given its targeted nature and ability to deliver high amounts of radiation directly to the bone marrow resulting in myeloablation while sparing healthy organs,” said Dr. Avinash Desai, Actinium Pharmaceuticals’ Executive VP, Clinical Development. (Source 9)
The company’s Chief Medical Officer, Avinash Desai said: (Source 17)
“The remarkably consistent and high rates of BMT engraftment together with the low rates of non-relapse transplant-related mortality at day 100 with Iomab-B through 100% enrollment give us great confidence in SIERRA.”
And the company’s press release added more:
– Consistent 5-times greater difference between Iomab-B vs Control arm at each 100-day NR-TRM (non-relapse transplant-related mortality) interim analysis of the SIERRA trial
– Control arm therapies failed to achieve remission in 83% of patients with just 14% of patients being potentially evaluable at 100-day NR-TRM for the primary endpoint compared to 100% BMT engraftment with Iomab-B and 70% of patients potentially evaluable for the primary endpoint.
– Unmet need in relapsed and refractory AML demonstrated by 66% of patients enrolled in SIERRA having received and failed targeted therapies prior to enrollment
– Significantly lower rate of sepsis (p=0.002) and lower rates of febrile neutropenia in patients receiving Iomab-B compared to salvage therapy in the control arm
With this info coming out at the 63rd American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition (ASH), could it help spark additional interest in Actinium?
In short, if things continue progressing the way they are, Actinium Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:ATNM) could be a game-changer.
The company’s SIERRA trial for Iomab-B is a 150-patient, randomized 1:1 pivotal Phase 3 trial studying Iomab-B compared to physician’s choice of salvage chemotherapy in patients age 55 and above with active, relapsed, or refractory AML or acute myeloid leukemia. (Source 9)
Here’s the kicker, though. This trial is believed to be the ONLY randomized Phase 3 trial to offer BMT, the only potentially curative treatment option, to this patient population. (Source 9)
Plus, Iomab-B is a radiotherapy that targets cells expressing CD45. This protein is found only on blood cancer cells and immune cells, including bone marrow stem cells, with the radioisotope iodine-131. It is intended to be a targeted conditioning agent to enable potentially curative BMTs. (Source 9)
This could completely revolutionize the medical community…especially when you consider how impressive trial data already looks: (Source 12)
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Wake up and smell the Iomab-B. If all goes according to plan Actinium Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:ATNM) could completely transform cancer treatment.
Why limit yourself to one domestic market if you have such a potentially strong treatment candidate that could change the entire world?
Actinium recently announced that its intellectual property portfolio around Iomab-B has been further strengthened internationally. (Source 13)
According to Dr. Dale Ludwig, Actinium’s Chief Scientific Officer:
“We are excited to expand our already robust patent portfolio with these key patents in the EU and Japan. As the only CD45 ARC for targeting conditioning in clinical development, these international patents, together with our U.S. patents lay the foundation for aggressive development of Iomab-B for BMT conditioning and Iomab-ACT for conditioning prior to cell and gene therapies. Iomab-B is well characterized and supported by extensive clinical data across multiple clinical trials and indications.”
“Our ARC approach has significant advantages over other approaches such as monoclonal antibodies or antibody-drug conjugates that require payload internalization, making them impractical for targeting CD45. We look forward to continuing to build our leadership position in targeted conditioning led by Iomab-B and remaining at the forefront of innovation in targeted radiotherapy.”
Many analysts are also not just going long on this stock. They’re going all in.
William Blair, for one, gives the stock an “Outperform” rating with a risk-adjusted fair value of $11.12 per share value. (Source 10)
Blair also stated that the “company finished the second quarter with a cash level of $81.9 million, which according to our estimates will likely sustain company operations into the first half of 2023, potentially beyond the Phase III SIERRA trial top-line readout.” (Source 10)
Most importantly, “Pending positive results from the Phase III SIERRA study and successful regulatory interactions with the FDA, [Iomab-B] is poised to disrupt the $600 million preconditioning market in the United States and Europe.” (Source 10)
Other analysts are even more bullish on the stock.
After ATNM announced full enrollment for its Phase III SIERRA Trial, Jones Trading immediately gave the company a $40 price target. (Source 16) Moreover, Jones Trading forecasted Actinium to see approximately $500 million in peak sales by 2032. (Source 16)
But what if I told you that this isn’t even the most bullish analyst call?! H.C. Wainwright gave the stock a $45 price target! (Source 4) That would give it potentially 773% upside (from close 4/7/22) of room to run!
Based on this rating, H.C. Wainwright says that “the common stock of the company is expected to outperform a passive index composed of all the common stock of companies within the same sector.” (Source 4)
But wait, there’s more…
Along with AVEO Technology, ATNM just entered into a research collaboration to develop and study a first-in-class antibody radio-conjugate (ARC) targeting ErbB3, also known as HER3, which is overexpressed in several solid tumor indications with high unmet needs, including colorectal, gastric, head and neck, breast, ovarian, melanoma, prostate and bladder cancers. (Source 25)
That could be substantial.
Even more impressive, Actinium just announced it entered into a research collaboration to study Actinium’s Actimab-A targeted radiotherapy in combination with RR-001, EpicentRx’s novel small molecule immunotherapy targeting AML. (Source 26)
Source 1: https://ir.actiniumpharma.com/press-releases/detail/401
Source 2: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/MRNA/history?p=MRNA
Source 3: https://fknol.com/list/best-performing/biotech-stocks.php
Source 4: Client Provided Analyst Material HC Wainwright
Source 5: https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-223.html
Source 6: https://checkrare.com/targeted-therapy-for-acute-myeloid-leukemia/
Source 7: https://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/leukemia-acute-myeloid-aml/statistics
Source 8: https://cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-types/acute-myelogenous-leukemia-aml/treatment/relapsed-or-refractory
Source 9: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/actinium-completes-enrollment-in-the-pivotal-phase-3-sierra-trial-of-iomab-b-301377219.html
Source 10: Client Provided Analyst Material William Blair
Source 11: https://d1io3yog0oux5.cloudfront.net/_7a9aad056eac4863c502660ef790af6d/actiniumpharma/db/206/944/pdf/Actinium_InvestorPresentation_September+2021.pdf
Source 12: https://ir.actiniumpharma.com/press-releases/detail/398/pivotal-phase-3-sierra-trial-data-showing-100-bone-marrow
Source 13: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/actinium-further-strengthens-patent-portfolio-with-international-ip-covering-the-composition-and-methods-of-administration-of-iomab-b-antibody-radiation-conjugate-in-the-eu-and-japan-301314557.html
Source 14: https://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=atnm
Source 15: https://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui
Source 16: Client Provided Analyst Material Jones Trading
Source 17: https://ir.actiniumpharma.com/press-releases/detail/412/actinium-pharmaceuticals-inc-announces-greater-difference
Source 18: https://www.tipranks.com/news/blurbs/maxim-group-sticks-to-its-buy-rating-for-actinium-pharmaceuticals-atnm/
Source 19: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/actinium-announces-multiple-abstracts-highlighting-iomab-b-and-actimab-a-accepted-for-presentation-at-the-63rd-annual-american-society-of-hematology-annual-meeting-301416516.html
Source 20: https://www.actiniumpharma.com/product-pipeline/iomab-b
Source 21: https://www.barchart.com/stocks/quotes/ATNM/opinion
Source 22: https://invezz.com/news/2021/11/09/market-highlights-stocks-react-to-earnings-rele[…]nvests-250-billion-in-autolus-elon-musk-to-sell-10-tesla-stake/
Source 23: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/actinium-pharmaceuticals-inc-announces-greater-123000631.html
Source 24: https://d1io3yog0oux5.cloudfront.net/_6ce8013bee626e168ac4cd2f3de00f02/actiniumpharma/db/206/944/pdf/Actinium_Investor+Presentation_April+2022+%281%29.pdf
Source 25: https://investor.aveooncology.com/news-releases/news-release-details/actinium-pharmaceuticals-inc-and-aveo-oncology-enter-research
Source 26: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/actinium-pharmaceuticals-inc-and-epicentrx-announce-strategic-research-collaboration-to-combine-targeted-radiotherapies-with-next-generation-cd47sirp-immunotherapy-301454275.html
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