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AstraZeneca PLC discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets prescription pharmaceuticals in the areas of cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, neuroscience, oncology, respiratory and inflammation, and infection worldwide. Its products include Arimidex for hormonal breast cancer; Crestor that provides treatment for managing cholesterol levels; Nexium for acid-related diseases; Seroquel, an atypical anti-psychotic therapy for treating schizophrenia and bipolar mania; and Symbicort for the maintenance treatment of asthma in patients. The company also engages in the research, development, manufacture, and marketing of medical devices and implants for use in urology, surgery, and odontology. In addition, it develops and manages out-patient cancer centers in the United States. AstraZeneca markets its products to primary care and specialist physicians, as well as to other healthcare professionals, governments, and healthcare buying groups through sales and marketing network, local marketing companies, distributors, or local representative offices. It has strategic alliances with AtheroGenics, Inc.; Pozen, Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Cambridge Antibody Technology Group plc; KuDOS Pharmaceuticals Limited; WuXi Pharmatech Co., Ltd; and ChemBridge; and a strategic partnership with Peking University Third Hospital. The company also has collaborations with Palatin Technologies, Inc.; Schering AG; Protherics PLC; Targacept, Inc.; Abgenix; Dyax Corp.; Abbott Laboratories; BioFocus DPI; Silence Therapeutics plc; Argenta Discovery Limited; Effector Cell Institute; Cancer Research Technology Limited; Beatson Institute for Cancer Research; and Myriad Genetics, Inc. It has an agreement with Biovator AB to co-operate on the development of an in vitro-test that identifies potential allergens. AstraZeneca was founded in 1992. It was formerly known as Zeneca Group PLC and changed its name to AstraZeneca PLC in 1999. The company is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. AstraZeneca Shrugs Off Pipeline Concerns Tuesday November 20, 2:30 pm ET By Jennifer Sterling, AP Business Writer AstraZeneca R&D Head Asserts That Beefed-Up Pipeline Will Offset Wall Street's Growth Fears AstraZeneca is one of several branded pharmaceutical companies struggling to fend off competition from cheaper, generic drugs. The stock, which hit a new year-low of $43.76 on Tuesday, is down nearly 16 percent for the year. But Patterson insists the company's improved research and development strategy will offset the effect of generics, and points to vaccine and biotech drug candidates acquired in AstraZeneca's June takeover of MedImmune Inc. However, for the most part, analysts say their main concern is the declining performance of the company's top-selling drugs. Credit Suisse on Tuesday lowered its price target on AstraZeneca shares to 23.75 pounds ($48.74) from 26.25 pounds ($53.87), due in part to a recent patent challenge facing Crestor as well as slowing growth in the U.K. Bear Stearns analyst Alexandra Hauber said in a recent note to investors that Crestor's market share has been flat in the slowing cholesterol market. "The key issue in coming weeks is whether Crestor's prescriptions can accelerate on the back of the new atherosclerosis label," she said. Earlier this month, the FDA approved Crestor for a new use against an artery disease that can lead to heart attack and stroke. In addition to generic competition, AstraZeneca has faced the loss of late-stage drug candidates in recent years. Most recently, its compound ZD4054 for prostate cancer failed a midstage study. The Phase III drug setbacks, in particular, compelled AstraZeneca to create an R&D strategy focused on speed, Patterson said. "We realized our pipeline just wasn't good enough," he said. "We had to turn things around." An internal speed initiative was launched in October to push medicines through development faster, by setting time targets for each phase of development, Patterson added. Among other new priorities, the drugmaker has placed biologics, diabetes, cancer and vaccine treatment candidates at the forefront. AstraZeneca has also sought to maximize uses for blockbuster products like Crestor and anti-psychotic Seroquel, which also recently received expanded approval from the Food and Drug Administration. And like other branded drugmakers, AstraZeneca has beefed up its pipeline through acquisitions. Helped by the purchase of nasal spray flu vaccine maker MedImmune, the company now has eight new drugs in late-stage development, double the number at the start of 2007. The MedImmune deal instantly boosted AstraZeneca's proportion of biotechnology drugs in development to 27 percent from just 7 percent, and gave it entry to the coveted vaccine space. However, the deal only added one late-stage drug candidate to AstraZeneca's pipeline -- motavizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody designed to prevent serious lower respiratory tract disease. Patterson, nonetheless, brushes off criticism from analysts who have called the pipeline thin. "I believe we're going to prove analysts wrong. They're entitled to their opinion of our pipeline, but it's hard to say AstraZeneca's pipeline is empty," he said. "No doubt about it, we will be bringing a stream of medicines to market that will be valuable and differentiated, and good for patients and AstraZeneca." http://www.astrazeneca.com/ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND HELPFUL WEBSITES Support & Resistance Levels--->http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.asp?message_id=23271231 Drawing Trendlines--->http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.asp?message_id=23271606 "Areas" to Take Profit--->http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.asp?message_id=22322961 High Probability Trade Set Up--->http://www.investorshub.com/boards/read_msg.asp?message_id=17945858 5 Day Rule--->http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.asp?message_id=23509801 Positive Divergences--->http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.asp?message_id=21992088 Trendline Break + 50% Hold--->http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.asp?message_id=21962829 "The Pincher"---> http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.asp?message_id=22560213 Da Tarheel Method by Tarheel-Blue --->http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.asp?message_id=22183690 Lesson in Buying by Tarheel-Blue --->http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.asp?message_id=22196127
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#150   Early Bird gets a bird worm. Must-Read Now: Skiluc 02/22/20 05:00:56 PM
#149   AZN ad GNPX 4 are combing drugs in breezy1 02/20/20 07:20:55 AM
#148   $AZN bears are running https://news.squeezereport.com/short-squeeze/ whytestocks 11/29/19 04:25:13 PM
#147   News: $AZN BioCardia Signs Exclusive Development Agreement With AstraZene whytestocks 07/25/19 12:00:29 PM
#146   https://twitter.com/cpcannon/status/1111647628163452929 Pitch: "https://tinyurl.com/y9shcxeh north40000 03/29/19 11:42:07 AM
#145   What a stupid company AZN... better sell while WhaleEye 03/13/19 01:20:51 PM
#144   AZN buy 40.92 stocktrademan 02/15/19 05:39:54 PM
#143   AZN- TD Ameritrade won’t let me copy, but biotech_researcher 11/09/18 10:52:48 AM
#141   Simply amazing ,but understandable that this Stock is Equitiesduke 06/07/18 12:50:03 PM
#140   P.S. Some EURO Investment group is giving AZN a Equitiesduke 05/31/18 04:01:52 PM
#139   P.S. The EMC is the European Medical Commission. Equitiesduke 04/27/18 11:21:42 AM
#138   Today, Friday April 27th the EMC has recommended Equitiesduke 04/27/18 11:20:27 AM
#137   No More Pricks!!! please! – Quick Dissolvable Trend-Setter 04/25/18 01:54:33 PM
#136   Imfinzi and Tre. being tweaked per Company scientists! Equitiesduke 04/24/18 11:11:04 AM
#135   Agreed! Equitiesduke 04/23/18 05:38:02 PM
#134   Equitiesduke, When you mentioned a partnership with their product Doc logic 04/23/18 04:10:07 PM
#133   AZN PPS is cheap and being "manipulated". Speaks Equitiesduke 04/23/18 10:27:28 AM
#132   Suggest one check the Dow Jones News Wire. Equitiesduke 04/22/18 02:41:16 PM
#131   Actually there are several in mind. Japan is Equitiesduke 04/21/18 11:49:30 AM
#130   I think that was a reference to the DewDiligence 04/20/18 03:39:53 PM
#129   Equitiesduke, Thank you. I'll check that out. Doc logic 04/20/18 09:44:16 AM
#128   P.S. Also on Dow Jones News Wire yesterday. Equitiesduke 04/20/18 09:38:19 AM
#127   On Ihub Newws Wire that is. Equitiesduke 04/20/18 09:33:19 AM
#126   Doc: Saw it yesterday, Thursday on the Ihub Quotes. Equitiesduke 04/20/18 09:31:48 AM
#125   Equitiesduke, Do you have a link to that quote? Doc logic 04/19/18 09:27:13 AM
#124   New FDA approval of Tagrisso should, repeat should Equitiesduke 04/19/18 07:40:02 AM
#123   Algos have this Stock in complete "control" HFT Equitiesduke 02/21/18 09:36:10 AM
#122   Other approved PD-1 drugs will probably be used DewDiligence 02/19/18 10:59:59 AM
#121   Being told by oncologists that this approval will jones99 02/19/18 04:18:07 AM
#120   AZN: https://endpts.com/astrazeneca-sweeps-out-a-phiii-asthma-flop-a-pd-1-drug- biotech_researcher 02/02/18 07:36:49 PM
#119   AZN "PARTNERING" WITH ANOTHER COMPANY ON CANCER DRUG. Equitiesduke 02/01/18 12:16:12 PM
#118   AZN is a Company with more in the Equitiesduke 01/22/18 12:08:39 PM
#117   Sounds like AstraZeneca will certainly require a license biopharm 12/02/17 07:07:36 AM
#116   Glad you found that useful.....there is now further, north40000 12/01/17 05:50:39 PM
#115   North40K- This is an older post of yours biotech_researcher 12/01/17 04:18:25 PM
#114   AstraZeneca PLC, (NYSE:AZN)-Technical Analysis HERMES8 09/30/17 09:42:22 AM
#113   https://seekingalpha.com/news/3292016-fda-oks-expanded-use-astrazenecas-breast-c Avispa 08/28/17 07:59:02 AM
#112   https://seekingalpha.com/article/4100024-astrazeneca-time-expand-operation Inoviorulez 08/18/17 08:17:13 PM
#111   AZN 2Q17 CC slides: DewDiligence 08/12/17 05:40:15 PM
#110   NO MORE PRICKS - Quick Dissolvable Tablets is corpus 08/10/17 04:48:41 PM
#109   https://seekingalpha.com/article/4093577-astrazeneca-stages-major-lung-cancer-co Inoviorulez 08/02/17 05:11:19 PM
#108   Imfinzi: 2 BTDs now in place from FDA--- north40000 07/31/17 07:58:07 AM
#107   Cheaper for PFE takeover. willlbone 07/27/17 11:59:29 AM
#106   https://seekingalpha.com/article/4091235-astrazeneca-pipeline-woes Inoviorulez 07/27/17 10:39:39 AM
#105   AZN - Got out at $35. SevenTenEleven 07/27/17 09:53:04 AM
#104   AZN - This appears to be a coordinated SevenTenEleven 07/14/17 06:14:36 PM
#103   Doesn't seem to be having an effect on JWard99 07/14/17 05:23:45 AM
#102   AZN - Will be selling my position in SevenTenEleven 06/17/17 02:35:35 PM
#101   AZN: Below appears to be a well-done, recently north40000 06/17/17 12:23:12 AM
#100   https://www.astrazeneca.com/media-centre/press-releases/2017/imfinzi-significantly-reduces-the-risk- north40000 05/12/17 10:05:04 AM