Ventrus Biosciences (NASDAQ: VTUS) is a development stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development of late-stage prescription drugs.
Today Markus Aarnio posted an update Ventrus @ Seeking Alpha:
"I wrote the article titled "4 Reasons To Buy Ventrus Biosciences" on May 21st. On June 25 Ventrus Biosciences (VTUS) reported that its Phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of iferanserin (VEN 309) in patients with hemorrhoidal disease did not meet its endpoints.
While the company intends to analyze the totality of its Phase 3 data further, it believes that current resources would be better allocated toward the planned completion of its VEN 307 (diltiazem cream) development program in anal fissures and the beginning of further development of VEN 308 (topical phenylephrine) in fecal incontinence. Consequently, Ventrus has no immediate plans to continue development of VEN 309, resulting in a reduction in expenses.
Conclusion - I believe the stock could trade at $8-$10 range in the best case scenario after VEN-307 approval sometime in 2014. I do not expect any major near term catalysts from the company before late 2013."