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Canadian portfolio manager Hugh Cleland of BluMont Capital has chosen an interesting niche. He invests in stocks too small for mutual funds and major institutions, which allows him to get in on the ground floor and capture huge gains when the companies begin to mature. He actively participates in each company's destiny, much like a venture capitalist. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Cleland discusses his "core four" and tosses in a handful of speculative tiny-cap companies that investors with enthusiasm for diligence should investigate.
Five 'Red Hot' Biotechs: Chen Lin (06/27/2013)
Breakthrough therapies with billion-dollar market potential are what every biotech company seeks—and what every investor wishes for. Narrowing choices and focusing on opportunities with multibagger potential is the goal of every investor, and few do it better than Chen Lin, author of the popular stock newsletter What Is Chen Buying? What Is Chen Selling? In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Lin focuses his analytical expertise on the biotech sector and names companies with blockbuster promise.
Orphan Drugs Find Home in Transformational Biotech (06/27/2013)
"Drugs eligible for PRVs are, by definition, orphan disease drugs. As a result, orphan drug candidates get valuable special treatment from regulators."
How to Invest in the Golden Age of Biotech (06/26/2013)
"Propelled by new drug debuts, research advances and a full pipeline, a long stretch of rewarding breakthrough products should continue to flow in the years ahead."
Deadly Bacteria Are a Global Crisis: Brad Spellberg (06/20/2013)
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, like the proverbial time bomb, are poised to wreak infectious havoc on a worldwide scale. Brad Spellberg, associate professor of medicine at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute and the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, is committed to defusing the bomb with the development of new antibiotics and creative platforms. He believes investigators must look at alternative ways to deal with bad bugs, perhaps by neutralizing their toxic effects rather than killing them. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Spellberg explores this critical issue and names four companies with novel technologies that address this looming global crisis.
In a marketplace as diverse as biotech, picking the best and brightest can stymie even the savviest investor. Senior biotechnology analyst and physician Michael Aitkenhead of Edison Investment Research has done meticulous research on both the science and unmet needs to reveal the growth potential of biotechs with vastly different stories, disease indications and markets. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Aitkenhead details his thesis on three names, each with the ability to return large multiples on original investment.
Alex Daley, senior editor of Casey Extraordinary Technology, seeks out undiscovered names because that's where he finds the big upside. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Daley brings his best ideas to investors who won't shy away from unloved biotech and medtech names. Sharpen your pencils, steel your nerves and take note of these three growth stories.
" 'A naturally occurring DNA segment is a product of nature and not patent eligible merely because it has been isolated, but cDNA is patent eligible because it is not naturally occurring,' the court stated in an opinion written by Justice Clarence Thomas."
Edison Investment Research assesses the value of emerging companies with a model that assumes revenues and earnings are years away. Then again, every investor does that. What's unusual is that Edison looks for tomorrow's upside in companies still small enough to double, triple and quadruple in value down the line. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Edison Biotechnology Analyst Christian Glennie applies his valuation skills to seven innovative biotech and specialty pharma companies and discusses the share-moving catalysts that investors need to know about now.
Alan Brochstein of AB Analytical Services blogs, publishes and creates model portfolios for retail investors and consults with institutional investors. He leans heavily toward medical technology because he sees the industry's devices, instrumentation and molecular diagnostics as huge efficiency creators and money savers for hospitals. He never pulls the trigger on a stock unless it has adequate insider ownership and superb management—two ingredients that almost always lead to success. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Brochstein highlights several turnaround stories that he believes can create real shareholder value and make money for investors.
"While big pharma delivered on its promise to present encouraging phase 2/3 results at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, the drug giants were in good company—Peregrine Pharmaceuticals and Seattle Genetics were among the smaller biopharmas to report promising clinical data."
|"INO announced the publication of two preclinical studies of the company's plasmid DNA-encoded monoclonal antibody constructs in treating cancer and preventing infection from a pneumonia-causing bacteria."|
|"We believe this newer Alzheimer's theory creates a path to develop a unique disease-modifying Alzheimer's treatment, PMN's PMN310, which has best-in-class potential."|
|RP's Phase 1/2a trial for tendon repair in chronic Achilles tendinosis met its goal and established a complete safety profile at six months that showed no serious adverse events."|