Biotech Industry Looks to Benefit From FDA's New "Breakthrough" Designation
Five Star Equities Provides Stock Research on Celldex Therapeutics and DARA Biosciences

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/20/13 -- Programs developed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to speed up the approval process have been a major driver for growth within the Biotech Industry. In 2012, FDA drug approvals totaled a 15-year high of 39, over the past decade drug approvals have averaged roughly 23 a year, according to a recent Bloomberg article. Five Star Equities examines the outlook for companies in the Biotechnology Industry and provides equity research on Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLDX) and DARA Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: DARA).

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The FDA's new "breakthrough" product designation allows new drugs to win approval after just a single round of testing, instead of the usual three. A total of three promising experimental medicines have been assigned the new status so far, while an additional 18 drugs have applied. The new designation follows three other programs -- Fast Track, Priority Review and Accelerated Approval -- each of which were designed to help bring crucial new drugs to market in a shorter amount of time.

"A breakthrough drug is one that may offer important new benefits for patients with serious or life-threatening disease who are especially in need of new safe and effective treatments," said Janet Woodcock, director of FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

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Celldex Therapeutics is the first antibody-based combination immunotherapy company. Celldex has a pipeline of drug candidates in development for the treatment of cancer and other difficult-to-treat diseases based on its antibody focused Precision Targeted Immunotherapy Platform. The company plans to initiate a pivotal, randomized, accelerated approval study of CDX-011 in patients with triple negative breast cancers in the second half of 2013.

DARA is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of oncology treatment and supportive care products. As part of an integrated national network with annual sales of over $1 billion in cancer therapeutics, DARA has significant commercial scale and capabilities. Shares of the company have gained over 35 percent in 2013.

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