Bellicum Pharma (BLCM): Raising PT On Accelerated BPX-501 Approval - Piper Jaffray

August 9, 2016 9:11 AM EDT
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Bellicum Pharma (NASDAQ: BLCM) announced a strategy to pursue a rapid path of approval for BPX-501, the company's allogeneic T-cell add-back with an "off switch". The EMA has agreed data that an expanded BP-004 study could support approval under "exceptional circumstances" for pediatric patients in malignant and nonmalignant settings. The analyst e believes BPX-501 is a highly differentiated program and the broad ability to control cells is increasingly attractive in a CAR-T field that has suffered some safety concerns.

The company will also be advancing a CD19 targeting CAR-T with the CaspaCIDe "off-switch" which the analyst believes will be competitive.

Piper Jaffray analyst, Joshua Schimmer, reiterated his Overweight rating but rapid progress of BPX-501 towards approval pushes accelerated EU approval forward into 2018 resulting in a PT change from $25 to $31.

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Shares of Bellicum Pharmaceuticals closed at $17.05 yesterday.

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