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Growth by Acquisition Is Solid: Russell Stanley of Mackie Research Capital (12/23/2015)

The traditional biotech investor wants to hit the lottery with a blockbuster molecule, but there are less risky avenues to profit, where capital is deployed to leverage the healthcare market via reimbursement from Medicare, the Affordable Care Act and private-pay insurance. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Russell Stanley of Mackie Research Capital tells investors that growth is where you find it, including in acquisitions. Stanley offers three names that, based on his current target prices, offer investors potential returns of more than 100%.

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RestorGenex and Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Announce Merger to Form Oncology Biotech Company (12/21/2015)

The merger of RestorGenex Corp. (RESX: OTCQX) and privately held Diffusion Pharmaceuticals LLC, announced Tuesday, Dec. 15, will create an oncology-focused clinical-stage company with a diversified development portfolio of product candidates addressing novel targets, including several orphan indications, according to a press release issued by the companies. The combined company will be named Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc. and will be headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Let Your Biotech Winners Ride into Orbit: Jason Napodano of BioNap Consulting (12/16/2015)

Before starting his own firm in July, Jason Napodano spent more than 12 years at Zacks Investment Research producing highly detailed small-cap biotechnology research. Today, as owner and senior analyst at BioNap Consulting, Napodano is doing much the same, but with more flexibility. He follows dozens of companies and continues to perform diligence on new names with the single goal of finding multibaggers. One of his themes is to take a biotech basket-of-stocks approach, since he knows some names will fail but the winners will move upward with momentum. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Napodano discusses small-cap names with the potential to power portfolios to extraordinary levels.

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Panelists Select 19 Companies for the 2016 Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist (12/15/2015)

In advance of the Biotech Showcase 2016, The Life Sciences Report has once again solicited top analysts to provide the names of innovative biotech companies that investors should keep an eye on in the upcoming year.

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How to Get Your Piece of the Growing $186B Biomarine Industry: BICA's Pierre Erwes (12/09/2015)

Sustainable harvesting the bounty of the ocean for pharmaceutical, nutritional and cosmetic uses is big businessó$186 billion per year and growing. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, BioMarine International Clusters Association Chairman Pierre Erwes shares the names of some public and private biotech companies making waves in the blue economy.

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Regenerative Medicine Follows the CAR T-Cell Gravy Train: Maxim Group's Jason Kolbert and Jason McCarthy (12/02/2015)

Why have stem cell and regenerative medicine companies underperformed other segments of biotech? Maxim Group's Jason Kolbert and Dr. Jason McCarthy identify a possible answer: Investors believe stem cell data has yet to definitively reach proof of concept in the blockbuster indications that the companies are pursuing. They want to see results like those shown by gene therapy/CAR-T companies, such as bluebird bio Inc. ("the Bird") in sickle cell disease. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Kolbert and McCarthy tackle the issues that have frustrated investors, and leave readers with a list of names that could reap multiples on investment while patients enjoy longer lives.

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