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On March 7, VANC Pharmaceuticals announced the launch of a new over-the-counter (OTC) iron supplement called Hema-Fer. As the company gears up to market Hema-Fer across Canada, it is important to understand that VANC sells two types of products: generic prescription drugs and over-the-counter products.
Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. (SRPT:NASDAQ) is scheduled to have its FDA Advisory Committee Meeting (ADCOM) to review eteplirsen as a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) amenable to exon 51 skipping on April 25, a little over a month from now. According to newsletter writer Chen Lin, this is a huge binary event for the company. In this article, Lin lays out his investment thesis on the stock ahead of the meeting, and his hopes for eteplirsen's approval.
Cellceutix Corp. (CTIX:OTCMKTS), a small-cap biotech company focused on developing novel compounds for a range of applications, has released a flurry of announcements over the past five weeks as several of its pipeline drugs cleared regulatory hurdles and readied for their next milestones. The series of press releases on three different Cellceutix experimental drugs put a charge in the stock, sending it upward in a matter of a few days by more than 57% to a high of $1.81/share on Tuesday, March 21.
After a devastating start to 2016, biotech stocks have snapped back. Laidlaw & Co. analyst Jim Molloy likes the resurgence he's seeing in biotechnology share prices, but cautions that confirmation of a recovery will require cash-laden drug developers to begin acquiring smaller biotechs trading at depressed market valuations. In the meantime, Molloy says, individual and small institutional investors can still buy growth stories at bargain prices. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Molloy mentions three names with near-term catalysts that, with good data, can bring a needed lift to biotech portfolios.
Biotech stocks—and the stock market in general—took a dive at the beginning of 2016, headed down on macroeconomic factors such as financial instability in China. The Life Sciences Report's 2016 Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist was not immune to that movement, heading into negative territory almost from the moment the selected companies were introduced. But as the market has shown signs of rebounding, so too has the Watchlist.
Eden Rahim of Toronto-based Next Edge Capital has had his share of multibagger and grand-slam successes, and is one of the few mutual fund managers who feels comfortable investing in micro-cap biotech names side-by-side with billion-dollar biotech stocks. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Rahim describes a group of micro-, small- and mid-cap biotech names possessing powerful growth drivers that could perform even when the overall market is not so hot.
|"RP is finally in a position to drive substantial growth for shareholders by advancing all three clinical programs as well as continuing to build out their medical device."|
|"RGS' strategy is to partner its product opportunities for development and commercialization, allowing it to focus on early-stage product development."|
|"DRRX's data indicate that NASH patients had 10-30% greater drug exposure as compared to MCS, and DUR-928 was well tolerated overall."|
|"PMN has achieved a lot with very little, and its understanding of the mechanism of action of Alzheimer's is quite significant."|