Canaccord Genuity Reiterates a 'Buy' on Zalicus (ZLCS); New Exalgo dosing; Synavive Data Soon

August 28, 2012 9:05 AM EDT
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Canaccord Genuity reiterates a 'Buy' on Zalicus (NASDAQ: ZLCS) price target of $3.00.

Analyst, Ritu Baral, said, "Reiterate rating and price target on Synavive’s potential in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and emerging pain platform. Synavive is ZLCS’ Ph2 drug for RA, with major market potential in various conditions treated with low dose chronic steroids. ZLCS also has a promising ion channel modulator platform for chronic pain, including Ph2a-ready Z160, a novel Ca2+ channel blocker."

"FDA approves 32mg Exalgo; we expect higher dose will improve practicality of use in chronic pain patients. The average Exalgo dose required by patients in Ph3 for adequate pain control was ~37mg/day. Thus opioid Rx pill restrictions on the previously approved 8, 12 and 16mg doses were a barrier to use. We think the increased dose will have a meaningful benefit to Exalgo sales, allowing more patients to be able to reach therapeutic effect with the allowed number of pills."

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Shares of Zalicus closed at $1.38 yesterday.

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