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Brian Marckx

Four Small-Cap Medtechs Primed for Outsize Returns: Zacks' Brian Marckx
Source: Staff of The Life Sciences Report  (7/15/15)
In the U.S., the medical device and diagnostics industry has been burdened with conflicting regulations that have delayed commercialization and complicated reimbursement. In this interview, Brian Marckx, senior medical device/diagnostics analyst with Zacks Investment Research, tells The Life Sciences Report how that situation is changing and identifies some innovative companies poised to make the most of the situation. More >


Bruce Campbell

The Barbell Approach Builds Powerful Healthcare Stocks: StoneCastle's Bruce Campbell
Source: George S. Mack of The Life Sciences Report  (5/6/15)
Portfolio manager Bruce Campbell wants the best of both worlds in his Canadian healthcare investments. He looks for companies that are strong and balanced, with muscular organic growth on one side and healthy acquisitions on the other. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, the founder and president of Canada-based StoneCastle Investment Management spotlights six names that have proven themselves with good runs but have potential for much bigger gains. More >


Shane Storey

How to Profit from Australia's Healthiest Biotechs: Wilson HTM's Shane Storey
Source: George S. Mack of The Life Sciences Report  (4/16/15)
Australia will always be known as a trove of natural resources, but its most precious treasure is the abundance of entrepreneurs who are all too happy to develop the country's intellectual assets. Shane Storey, head of research at Australia-based Wilson HTM Investment Group, observes that as the market value of resource commodities declines, investors are diverting investment capital to healthcare stocks, especially in the medical technology sector. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Storey presents three names that don't come close to their long-term fair valuation potential. The upside, he believes, could be quite dramatic. More >


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Pharma Stock Outlook: Let's Make a Deal
Source: Zacks Investment Research  (3/17/15)
"AbbVie's $21B acquisition agreement with Pharmacyclics is one of the biggest deals to be announced in recent times. The deal goes to show that lofty valuations will not deter large companies from pursuing acquisitions to boost their pipelines and product portfolios." More >


Changing of the Guard at FDA: Is Califf the Next Commissioner?
Source: Damian Garde, FierceBiotech   (2/5/15)
"Under Margaret Hamburg's watch, the FDA instituted a slew of programs designed to speed up the review process for new drugs, and 2014 saw the agency approve a 20-year-record 51 novel therapies." More >


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Buy on the Biotech Dip
Source: Greg Guenthner, The Daily Reckoning  (2/5/15)
"Biotechs are still on the rampage. Feeble market in January? Biotechs don't care. They just kept bulldozing forward. In fact, biotechs were some of the only stocks popping to start the year." More >


The Diabetes Economy: Miraculins Scouts for Worldwide Markets
Source: Taylor Thoen, BTV/The Life Sciences Report   (2/4/15)
While other diseases catch headlines and media attention, diabetes has crept quietly into a full-blown, worldwide pandemic. With the Scout DS®, Winnipeg-based Miraculins Inc. is on the leading edge of medical innovation with the world's first noninvasive retail screening test for diabetes. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Miraculins President and CEO Christopher Moreau explains how the company is poised to expand into multiple markets to meet a desperate need for diabetes screening in North America and around the world. More >


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Biotech Watchlist Update: Small-Cap Biotechs Struggle to Rebound
Source: Tracy Salcedo-Chourré of The Life Sciences Report  (11/6/14)
When the biotechnology market hit a speed bump in early 2014, every stock in the sector was jolted. Large-cap biotech and big pharma have largely recovered, but small- and micro-cap companies haven't yet entirely recouped the losses. The performance of Streetwise Reports' Biotechnology Watchlist to date reflects this trend: The portfolio lingered in negative territory after the late-winter punch, and hovers near breakeven as of Nov. 3. To get a handle on the drivers of small-cap stock price volatility, The Life Sciences Report turned to a pair of the analysts who selected companies for the 2014 Watchlist, John McCamant of the Medical Technology Stock Letter and George Zavoico of MLV & Co. In this recap, the two experts offer updates on the companies they selected for the portfolio. More >


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Is Biotech M&A Mojo Here to Stay? Bright Prospects and Rising Firepower Drive Deals
Source: Andrew Forman, EY  (10/23/14)
"Despite modest revenue growth, the industry has provided a total return to shareholders in excess of the performance of most major stock indices in 2014." More >


Anita Dushyanth

Three Biotech Investment Ideas that Disrupt and Diversify: Anita Dushyanth
Source: Peter Byrne of The Life Sciences Report  (9/25/14)
Good management. Promising therapies in the pipeline. Marketed products that bolster the bottom line. Investors crave these bread-and-butter qualities in small-cap biotech and medtech companies. Anita Dushyanth of Zacks Investment Research relies on the staples, but also looks for something special, something that disrupts. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Dushyanth describes several small companies that have spiced up their offerings. More >


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Recap Analysis: Dealmaking in Life Sciences Remains On Robust Pace
Source: Peter Winter, BioWorld Insight  (8/4/14)
"Recap's data clearly indicate a robust deal environment in the life sciences industry in the first half of this year, with volume reaching 1,337 transactions involving not only biopharmaceutical companies but also medical devices, diagnostics and tools firms." More >


Erez Raphael

Dial In on Diabetes Solutions with LabStyle Innovations Corp.'s Dario
Source: Tracy Salcedo-Chourré of The Life Sciences Report  (7/17/14)
Having a chronic disease like diabetes engenders a sense of isolation that hasn't been adequately addressed by technology until now. With Dario, LabStyle Innovations Corp. has created a device that not only provides vital medical information to a diabetic patient in real time, but also connects that patient to a community of care providers, family and online resources. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, LabStyle President and CEO Erez Raphael describes how the Dario software platform could provide sufferers of other chronic diseases with the benefits of real-time data and community as well. More >


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Will New Technology Make You Love Going to the Dentist?
Source: Stephen Petranek, Daily Reckoning  (7/14/14)
"Dentistry is ripe for high-tech blockbusters." More >


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Into Record-Setting Territory: Huge Q2 for Biotech and Pharma M&A
Source: Amy Brown, EP Vantage   (7/9/14)
"The stampede of U.S. companies seeking shelter from the country’s high domestic corporation tax rate has largely driven the deal making. This financial engineering has been widely applauded by the markets but has increasingly been raising the ire of politicians." More >


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Healthcare Sector Spurred by Population Growth and M&As
Source: Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors  (6/27/14)
"The recent trend in healthcare M&As has many benefits, not least of which is the ability to reach a wider range of people who depend on the drugs and treatments the industry delivers." More >


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The LifeSci Startup with 'The Ultimate App'
Source: Stephen Petranek, The Daily Reckoning   (6/17/14)
"What if when you went into a grocery store, a smartphone app could tell you which foods you were about to purchase might make your specific body sick—or which might prevent illness?" More >


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The Traffic Jam that Kills Thousands of People Every Day
Source: Juan Enriquez, Tomorrow in Review  (4/22/14)
"But the real question is by not approving drugs in the renal and cardiac unit, did he also kill people by not acting? Are there consequences to not acting? Because sometimes by not acting, by being too careful, by making it too expensive, maybe we're killing more people than regulation is saving." More >


Hang On, Folks—It's Going to Be a Bumpy Ride: 2014 Biotech Watchlist Update
Source: Tracy Salcedo-Chourré of The Life Sciences Report  (4/10/14)
stethbillfold8214Biotech stocks sailed into 2014 backed by a favorable wind, but springtime has stymied the sector in confused seas. Companies on The Life Sciences Report's 2014 Biotech Watchlist have hit the doldrums along with the rest, as faithful followers of the portfolio are doubtless aware. But sector analysts defend the general robustness of the life sciences market as a whole. In this Biotech Watchlist update, we bring you the thoughts of two analysts on the recent market turbulence, and offer brief recaps of Watchlist companies' fortunes year to date. More >


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Putting Money Where the Mouse Is: How Animal Studies Lead Medical Research Down Dead Ends
Source: Richard Harris, NPR  (4/8/14)
"If scientists had been more careful with their initial mouse studies, they would have realized that these drugs were never good candidates and that it made no sense to try them in people." More >


Jason Kolbert

How Did High Flyers Turn into Soul Searchers? Maxim Analyst Jason Kolbert on the Highs and Lows of Biotech Valuations
Source: Editors, Streetwise Reports  (4/2/14)
After soaring more than 56% last year, the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index is down almost 15% in March. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Jason Kolbert of the Maxim Group points to increased approval rates and a better economic and regulatory environment as the fundamentals behind a revaluation that has occurred in the sector. Kolbert also reflects on recent concerns about pricing and policy changes that have triggered what he considers a normal, healthy correction in an otherwise robust and intact sector. More >


Ben Haynor

Better, Faster, Cheaper—You Can Have All Three in Medtech: Ben Haynor
Source: George S. Mack of The Life Sciences Report  (3/5/14)
Given that medical technology is an easy target for payers looking to cut reimbursements, it's important for investors to find device and diagnostic companies with the greatest efficiencies. Accuracy, speed and economy command a premium multiple because these features ultimately relieve pressure on margins, improve quality and reduce patient risk and institutional liability. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Senior Research Analyst Ben Haynor of Feltl & Co. shares his top two medtech names, which he expects will achieve outsized gains this year. He also delivers a couple of bonus names that investors could parlay into a profitable small- and micro-cap portfolio. More >


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Specialty Pharma Bulking Up: $100B Boost in 2013 Market Cap Drives Deals in Early 2014
Source: Andrew Forman, EY  (2/25/14)
"Specialty pharma acquirers accounted for roughly 40% of all 2013 M&A by value, with no fewer than seven offshore deals totaling over US$35B. All of these deals resulted in increased 2014 guidance." More >


Reni Benjamin

Regenerative Medicine Finally Gets Some Respect: Reni Benjamin
Source: JT Long of The Life Sciences Report  (2/11/14)
Of the many themes that propelled the biotech sector to record returns in 2013, regenerative medicine and therapeutics targeting cancer were front and center. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Reni Benjamin, managing director and equity research analyst at H.C. Wainwright & Co., talks about two companies with impending catalysts that play on these themes, and offers his take on the prospects for the regenerative medicine sector going forward. More >


The Last Word: Place Your Biotech Bets on Solid Management and Hot Therapy Areas
Source: Tracy Salcedo-Chourré of The Life Sciences Report  (1/23/14)
pillbill82Who got the last word at the 2014 Biotech Showcase? A portfolio manager specializing in healthcare, an award-winning analyst, and a pair of venture capitalists with global viewpoints and a focus on clinical-stage companies. In the closing event of the showcase, cohosted by The Life Sciences Report, this panel of experts offered insights into trends that will influence the biotech universe in 2014. More >


Biotech Watchlist 2014: Sound Science, Innovative Ideas and a Sprinkle of Pixie Dust
Source: Tracy Salcedo-Chourré of The Life Sciences Report  (1/15/14)
stethbillfold82142013 was a banner year for the life sciences sector, with biotech, pharmaceutical and medtech companies buoyed by advances in therapeutic techniques, a friendly regulatory environment, lucrative partnerships and the overall market upswing. The 2013 Biotech Watchlist, which was released at the Biotech Showcase in San Francisco, reflected this robustness, boasting a year-to-date return that blew past those posted by the major indices. Credit the basket of stocks picked by industry experts, weighted heavily with winners. Can our panel of experts pick another winning portfolio in 2014? Find out which companies they've chosen for the 2014 Watchlist in this exclusive from The Life Sciences Report
and Sagient Research. More >


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