Amarin and Cadence – Two Pharma for AMP Life Sciences Watchlist

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March 14

Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 
CADX : NASDAQ : US$3.70 Buy , Target US$9.00

THESISQ4/11: We expect growing Ofirmev adoption in valuable inpatient market;

Ofirmev’s ultimate commercial potential driven by outpatient use. We think Ofirmev will ultimately be used in post-op analgesia in
~1/3 of US surgical procedures with peak US sales of $643M.

We think Ofirmev will see the most use in outpatient surgery and ambulatory care. Investment highlights
•CAVEAT: EPS of $(0.37) missed consensus
• We expect additional targeted marketing campaign to drive surgeon pullthrough, higher vial per patient use and Ofirmev revenue.

We think CADX’s targeted marketing push may drive additional adoption by surgeons, increasing the average vials/patient. CADX expects to hit 4 (vs. current 2-2.5) by 2018 as Ofirmev use grows in the leveraged inpatient market.
• We expect near-term wobble in Ofirmev average vials per patient with
market expansion but continued sales growth.

Ofirmev is typically initially used by anaesthesiologists and for ambulatory surgeries (~1 vial/patient) who also tend to be the early adopters, so we would not be surprised if average vials/patient decreases in the near term as new adoptions continue. However, we expect continued sales growth and the average
vials/patient number to increase as Ofirmev use grows in inpatient
surgeries by surgeons.


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Patient Recognition Month Poster (Photo credit: Army Medicine)

Amarin Corporation 
AMRN : NASDAQ : US$7.27  Buy , Target US$25.00
On target on commercial, partnership potential of

We think AMR101, Amarin’s 96% EPA omega-3 for high triglycerides, will be approved for hypertriglyceridemia in H2/12, likely around its July 26 PDUFA data, with a broad label. We expect IP and business development progress in H2/12.

Our $25 target is based on a pNPV analysis.


AMR101 patent progress and strategies.
Note continued heavy investor focus on AMRN’s patent application progress, but misplaced importance on routine office actions, such as non-final rejections.
• AMR101 patent strategy is strengthened by breaking up core patents into separate continuation patents. AMRN noted that it has chosen to essentially break up the key ‘889 MARINE indication patent into five further continuation patents  by claim types, and will prosecute each set of claims this way.

The continuation patents are independent although often (as in this case)
reviewed by the same examiner. AMRN continues to state that its interactions with the ‘889 reviewer remain productive and cordial.

• Patent tree: AMRN continues to strategically progress AMR101’s patents while evaluating commercial strategies for expected H2/12 approval.

AMRN has now filed 16+ patents across 11+ patent families in order to optimally protect AMR101.

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