BOSTON, Mass. ( TheStreet) -- A calendar of important, potentially stock-moving biotech events for October:
Obesity Society annual meeting.
Onyx Pharmaceuticals (ONXX) v. Bayer flurosorafenib litigation gets underway.
Research abstracts for the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) annual meeting made available.
"Cancer Immunotherapy: A Long-Awaited Reality" conference, sponsored by MD Becker Partners. Oct. 11-15
American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) meeting. Oct. 13
Rigel Pharmaceuticals (RIGL) investor/analyst meeting: Asthma strategy and pipeline. Oct. 19-21
ECTRIMS annual meeting. Key data presentations include Teva's (TEVA) laquinimod and Biogen Idec's (BIIB) BG-12. Oct. 20-23
Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) meeting. Dynavax Technologies (DVAX) Heplisav Hepatitis B data to be presented. Oct 22-25
American Academy of Opthalmology (AAO) meeting. Oct. 24
Amgen (AMGN) third-quarter earnings. Oct. 28
FDA approval decision for Pacira Pharmaceuticals' (PCRX) Exparel for post-surgical pain management.
FDA approval decision date for Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) and AstraZeneca's (AZN) dapagliflozin for diabetes. An FDA advisory panel on July 19 voted to recommend against approval. Biotech events expected before the end of September:
Biogen Idec: Top-line results of a phase III study of the multiple sclerosis drug BG-12 compared against Teva's Copaxone.
Exelixis (EXEL): Top-line results of phase III study of cabozantinib in medullary thyroid cancer. Sources: TheStreet research, company announcements, BioMedTracker --Written by Adam Feuerstein in Boston.
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