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Transcript 1: Examining the KCNQ2 seizure landscape with a focus on Ezogabine/retigabine (XEN496), a potassium channel modulator for the treatment of epilepsy

Ticker: XENE

Who's the Expert?

  • Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at UCSF and pediatric epitologist.
  • Currently manages 750 patients with epilepsy and over 75 patients with Dravet syndrome.
  • Clinical and research interests in OCDH-9 epilepsy and Dravet syndrome; investigator on the ZX008 study.

Interview Goal: To discuss the epilepsy treatment landscape. This call will focus on XEN-496 (Ezogabine/retigabine) which was previously marketed by GlaxoSmithKline in various indications as Potiga, but is now in development by Xenon Pharma.

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Transcript 2: A third Look: Understanding the potential of IMGN's Mirvetuximab soravtansine (IMGN853) in the ovarian cancer landscape

Ticker: IMGN

Who's the Expert?

  • Gynecologic Oncologist in full-time practice; Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. Chief Medical Officer of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization.
  • Currently manages 350 patients with ovarian cancer.
  • PI of clinical trials evaluating novel therapies in the treatment of ovarian cancer, as well as the design of a novel device for delivery of intra-peritoneal catheter.

Interview Goal: To explore the market potential of Immunogen's Mirvetuximab soravtansine (IMGN853), an antibody-drug conjugate currently in development for patients with folate receptor alpha (FRα)-positive cancer.

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Transcript 3: A Community Oncologist's View: Discussing the current treatment landscape for AML (Vyxeos, Idhifa/Tibsovo) and where Venclexta could fit in after recently gaining FDA accelerated approval


Who's the Expert?

  • Medical oncologist within community practice (NY Oncology Hematology).
  • Currently manages 20 patients with AML, 15 stage 4 RCC and 10 stage 1-3 RCC patients.
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology; fellowship trained (Oncology) at Mount Sinai.

Interview Goal: To speak with an oncologist on the current standard of care in the AML treatment landscape and to understand the market potential of Venclexta and the use of currently approved therapies.

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Transcript 4: Discussing BLUE’s new SCD results from ASH 2018 and the sickle cell treatment landscape

Ticker: BLUE

Who's the Expert?

  • Professor of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Director of Pediatric Sickle Cell.
  • Currently manages 170 patients with sickle cell; Active investigator in multicenter clinical trials of potential therapies for sickle cell sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and by NIH
  • Research experience with mouse models and human studies on vascular adhesion of blood cells and inflammation as contributors to sickle vaso-occlusive pain, partial chimeric stem cell transplant for cure, sickle acute chest syndrome, priapism, and nitric oxide therapy.

Interview Goal:To speak to an expert to better understand BlueBird Bio's new data presented at ASH 2018 on their LentiGlobin gene therapy product. This call will also look to better understand current treatment paradigms and how patients/ physicians choose and will choose therapies.

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