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PDL BioPharma, Inc. (NQ: PDLI)
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April 20, 2014
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[at Forbes] - Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/3/13, Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD), PDL BioPharma Inc...(read more)
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Seth Klarman 's hedge fund firm Baupost Group filed an amended 13G with the SEC regarding their position in PDL BioPharma (PDLI). The new filing shows Baupost has a 2.15% ownership stake in...(read more)
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My morning pick is Pdl Biopharma PDLI. How does this company make money? PDL BioPharma (NASDAQ: PDLI) is a biotech company with a patented process to create humanized antibodies. PDL engages in the...(read more)
PDL BioPharma (PDLI) Company Overview

PDL BioPharma (Nasdaq:PDLI) is a biotech company with a patented process to create humanized antibodies. Antibodies are an increasingly important tool in the arsenal of advanced "targeted therapies" that pharmaceutical companies are rolling out to combat diseases such as cancer. Traditional Fcancer drugs kill cancer cells, but also healthy cells as well, making them extremely toxic and limiting the doses that can be given to patients. Targeted therapies, however, impact only cancerous cells, can be given in higher doses, and are often more effective than traditional chemotherapy regimens. Examples include Genetech's Avastin, Herceptin, and Lucentis and Medimmune's Synagis, which are all produced using PDLI's antibody technology.

It is relatively easy for a biotech company to make a mouse or chicken antibody[1]. However, these animal antibodies can cause severe histemic (allergic) reactions when used in humans. As a result, humananized antibodies, which are trickier to produce, are preferred. PDL licences the technology to produce humanized antibodies to other pharmaceutical and biotech companies in exchange for royalty payments and often a cut of the drug's future revenue stream if it proves successful.[2]

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