Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: REGN ) has been on a tear, up more than 750% over the past three years.
Much of that success has to do with one drug in the company's arsenal: Eylea, to treat macular degeneration. Despite going head-to-head against an established player in Roche's Lucentis, Eylea has done remarkably well, producing U.S. sales of more than $400 million in the fourth quarter of last year. This year, Regeneron is guiding for U.S. sales of $1.7 billion to $1.8 billion.
The rest of Regeneron's value can mostly be attributed to the pipeline it's building through a partnership with Sanofi (NYSE: SNY ) . Fool contributor Brian Orelli and health-care bureau chief Max Macaluso discuss Regeneron and Sanofi's drugs that are on the market and pipeline, including alirocumab, their PCSK9 inhibitor that will compete against Amgen's (NASDAQ: AMGN ) evolocumab if both drugs are approved.
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