Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) starts enrollment in a Phase 2b clinical examination evaluating its untried Staphylococcus aureus multi-antigen vaccine, PF-06290510, in adult patients undergoing elective spinal fusion surgery. The object of the study, called STRIVE, is to decide if it prevents postoperative S. aureus infections in patients undergoing the surgery. There are at present no permitted vaccines for the prevention of these infections. The primary endpoint of the 2,600-subject trial will measure the number of patients in each treatment group with postoperative S. aureus blood stream infections and/or deep incisional or organ/space surgical site infections occurring within 90 days after surgery. Secondary endpoints will include a 180-day assessment period. Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) are a growing concern for hospitals and care providers. S. aureus accounts for about one fifth of all SSIs in the U.S., costing over $12B to treat. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) climbs 1.44% to close at $33.73 as compare to its fifty-two week range of 27.51 – 35.53. The firm is ahead its 52-week low of 24.01% and going down from its 52-week high price of -5.64%.
Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ:MATR) reported that strong bookings in the Q2, and it lifted its 2015 outlook. The firm reported that Annual Contract Value or ACV bookings for the Q2 were $5.8M, the second-highest bookings quarter in the firm’s history. This brings ACV bookings in excess of the previous four quarters to a record $19M, a 46% year-over-year increase. The strong bookings were driven by adding several important new logo customers, and by increasing sales momentum from Mattersight’s Predictive Behavioral Routing product. On the other side, Stocks of Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ:MATR) shows upbeat performance, rose 5.93% to traded at $6.07 in last session with shares volume of 47.85.
Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY) released that it signed a multi-year research support and collaboration contract with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center or VICC at Vanderbilt University Medical Center or VUMC, whereby Incyte will offer funding for certain aspects of Vanderbilt’s cancer research activities. The association is designed to develop an improved understanding of basic cancer biology and the mechanisms of action of certain Incyte-proprietary compounds, as well as identify and develop novel approaches to patient selection which may enable new therapeutic opportunities in oncology. Shares of Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY) has price volatility of 3.33% in last 5 days trading session, as shares of firm closed at $109.32 are moving up 0.68% in last session.