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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%.
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.
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.
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.
Sustainable harvesting the bounty of the ocean for pharmaceutical, nutritional and cosmetic uses is big business—$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.
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.
|"We believe that VIVE is currently in discussion with the agency and that a formal IDE would be submitted in the coming months such that a study (VIVEVE II) would commence in late 2017."|
|"DRRX confirmed that it expects to complete patient follow-up visits this quarter, and announce top-line results from the Phase 3 PERSIST study in 4Q17."|