NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 09/25/12 -- Despite concerns of a global economic slowdown the Biotech Industry has impressed investors with strong gains in 2012. Patent expirations, favorable legislation, and a faster review process have been some of the contributing factors for the industry's current boom. The Paragon Report examines investing opportunities in the Biotechnology Industry and provides equity research on Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) and Array Biopharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY).
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The Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) was signed into law on July 9, 2012 by President Obama. The law allows the FDA to collect "user fees" to help fund reviews of innovator drugs, medical devices, generic drugs and biosimilars.
"The legislation will enhance the development and review of innovative new therapies through increased transparency and scientific dialogue, advancements in regulatory science and strengthened post-market review. It will also increase the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) access to external expertise to improve the drug review process," Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood said in a statement.
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ARIAD Pharmaceuticals is an emerging global oncology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of medicines to transform the lives of cancer patients. ARIAD's approach to structure-based drug design has led to several internally discovered, molecularly targeted product candidates for drug-resistant or difficult-to-treat cancers, including certain forms of chronic myeloid leukemia and non-small cell lung cancer.
Array BioPharma is is evolving into a late-stage development company, with two wholly-owned programs, ARRY-614 and ARRY-520, and three partnered programs, selumetinib partnered with AstraZeneca, MEK162 partnered with Novartis, and danoprevir, partnered with InterMune / Roche, having potential Phase 3 decisions by the end of calendar year 2013.
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