Good news for Opexa!

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Good news for Opexa!

Postby ElMarino » Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:23 am

A deal with Novartis..

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Postby av8rgirl » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:41 am

Any speculation on whether or not Novartis will pick up the clinical trial?
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Postby ElMarino » Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:05 am

I think that selling the rights to the stem cell side of things will allow funding for the continued development of Tovaxin, I think..
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Postby Sweetyhide » Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:41 am

I am thrilled.
Hopefully it can resume.
Now I am thankful I didn't start on any other treatment.
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Postby MaggieMae » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:16 am

Stock went up from about $.47 a share to $2.30 today. I sold mine at a lost at the end of last year for about $.13 a share.
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Postby av8rgirl » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:13 am

Article today says that Opexa plans to continue on with Tovaxin clinical trials! I am also happy that I didn't go on any other therapy! There is hope yet! Woohoo!

I wonder what the plan is!
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Postby TWG » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:20 am

From Opexa's web site

"We have been firmly focused on three key elements of Tovaxin development over the past several months - the preparation and planning of the next clinical study, securing a long term strategic partnership and the continued analysis of the Phase IIb data. All three are progressing well and strengthening our financial position and securing compliance with the NASDAQ requirements will allow us to maintain our focus on developing this very safe and effective treatment for MS"

Sounds like they are still planning to analyze data and look for a partner to continue the study....
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Postby Lars » Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:09 pm

Holy Crap, I guess I picked the right time to check in. Has anyone spoken with their trial coordinators? I'll try to check in more often, I miss you guys.
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Postby Lyon » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:00 pm

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Postby JanethePain » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:21 am

av8rgirl wrote:Article today says that Opexa plans to continue on with Tovaxin clinical trials! I am also happy that I didn't go on any other therapy! There is hope yet! Woohoo!

I wonder what the plan is!


See what happens when I take off time from the computer and do family vacation-things?!?!?!?! :lol:

I guess it's time to start writing up another whiz-bang e-mail to a bunch of "likely suspects" letting 'em know we're still here... patiently waiting... nah, IMpatiently waiting... :D
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Postby JanethePain » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:27 am

Lars wrote:Holy Crap, I guess I picked the right time to check in. Has anyone spoken with their trial coordinators? I'll try to check in more often, I miss you guys.
Be Well.
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We miss you, too! I sure am ready to get this stuff started.

Correct me if I'm wrong, Cheryl, but don't Phase III trials involve lots and lots of patients? If this is true, we ought to see a lot more sites involved. And my next question will be wondering if some of us can just sort of "slide" to a more convenient locale... although my gang up in Columbus are so easy to work with, I seriously doubt I'd make a jump.

But I'm hoping this will be an option the bunch of us can consider WHEN we get revved up again. :)
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Postby patrickm » Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:10 pm

Hi folks!
Still alive and still alternating between caregiving and digging out when a chance presents itself.

My neuro on Friday (MRI shows no new lesions) strongly recommended that I get onto a DMT promptly in hopes of transitioning to the new oral therapy in the late spring when it is available. So unless somebody can come up with something beyond hope for Phase III sometime, which obviously I would prefer, then that's where I'm headed. Copaxone. Joy.

Lars, cabin in the woods sounds pretty great to me, but sorry it took a divorce to get you out into one. That sucks, but congrats on surviving it and plowing ahead…mine would/WILL be in Montana.

Good news on the big picture front from the pharma. Wish they'd swooped in 9 months ago but probably got a better deal by waiting.

Take good care y'all.
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Postby av8rgirl » Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:35 pm

I haven't heard squat from the trial coordinator even after sending the news releases etc.

I have had 4 relapses since November and MRI shows 2 new lesions. My neuro wants me on something...I am balking -- holding out that Tovaxin will be back as a trial.

I wish SOMEONE FROM OPEXA would tell us something.

Has anyone heard ANYTHING????
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Postby Lyon » Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:14 pm

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Postby JanethePain » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:47 am

av8rgirl wrote:I haven't heard squat from the trial coordinator even after sending the news releases etc.

I have had 4 relapses since November and MRI shows 2 new lesions. My neuro wants me on something...I am balking -- holding out that Tovaxin will be back as a trial.

I wish SOMEONE FROM OPEXA would tell us something.

Has anyone heard ANYTHING????


I haven't heard a peep, either. I check their homepage every day to see if they have any new press releases and that "stock quotes" item on the Investors Tab to panic over that *^#* stock going up and down like a seesaw.

My husband got some stock info that indicated that in spite of the cash infusion, the facility at the Woodlands is still pretty much geared only for the small number of patients that WE and the Phase I gang comprised.

Looks like one of our "clues" might be checking Houston's medical employment pages to see when Opexa will be bringing on a bunch more people to handle the crowd that Phase III will surely entail.

VERY annoying!!! :cry:
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