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Steve Palmer

Five Companies with Favorable Risk/Reward Profiles from the AlphaNorth Capital Conference
Source: The Life Sciences Report  (4/12/17)
The 4th annual AlphaNorth Capital Conference brought together over 40 emerging growth companies with top investors. In this interview with Streetwise Reports, Steve Palmer, founder and president of AlphaNorth Asset Management and a co-organizer of the conference, discusses a diverse group of companies that were selected to attend the conference, including three biotech companies. More >


3D Signatures' TeloView Can Diagnose Alzheimer's with Cheek Swab
Source: The Life Sciences Report  (3/30/17)
With a swab taken from the inside of a patient's cheek, 3D Signatures' TeloView platform has demonstrated its ability to diagnose Alzheimer's disease, and also to assess whether the disease is manifesting in a mild, moderate or severe form. More >


3D Signatures' Disruptive Technology Moving Ahead for Prostate Cancer and Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Source: The Life Sciences Report  (3/8/17)
3D Signatures continues to advance its cutting-edge technology for prostate cancer liquid biopsies and Hodgkin's lymphoma tests. More >


Colin Lee Novick

Companies Flocking to Japan for Biotech Deals
Source: Colin Lee Novick for The Life Sciences Report  (2/1/17)
For the last two years, Japan has been at the forefront of accelerated approval for regenerative medicine products and has seen lots of licensing and contract manufacturing deals and M&A activity. Tokyo-based Colin Lee Novick, managing director of CJ PARTNERS, surveys the landscape, discussing recent tie-ups, the effects of the recently passed 21st Century Cures Act in the U.S., and what may lie ahead. More >


2017 Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist: Takeaways for Investors
Source: The Life Sciences Report  (1/18/17)
Why should investors keep an eye on these twenty small-cap biotechs in 2017? The analysts who made the selections for The Life Sciences Report's 2017 Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist laid out their rationales at the Watchlist's launch at the Biotech Showcase in San Francisco on Jan. 11. More >


19 Companies Selected for the 2017 Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist
Source: The Life Sciences Report  (1/3/17)
Now in its fifth year, the 2017 Life Sciences Report Biotech Watchlist includes nineteen small-cap biotech companies selected by top analysts in the field, and will be presented at the Biotech Showcase in San Francisco in January. More >


How Sick Will Brexit Make Biotech and Pharma?
Source: Tracy Salcedo of The Life Sciences Report  (6/29/16)
In tandem with the broader markets, the biotech indices reeled on the news of Britain's vote to exit the European Union. Given the uncertainty and dire economic forecasts, The Life Sciences Report has reviewed commentary from sector experts and biotech publications to help investors understand what Brexit might mean for the industry. More >


Seven Biotech Names on the Upswing: 2016 Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist Update
Source: Tracy Salcedo of The Life Sciences Report  (3/9/16)
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.
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Marcel Wijma

Circling the Globe for Uncommon Biotech Opportunities: Van Leeuwenhoeck's Marcel Wijma
Source: George S. Mack of The Life Sciences Report  (2/17/16)
Stock analysts fall into a few different categories. There are buyside analysts and sellside analysts, and then there are independent analysts commissioned by companies to highlight underexposed business models and growth prospects. The independent analyst, such as Van Leeuwenhoeck's Marcel Wijma, normally works in the small- and micro-cap stock universe, where the buyside and sellside rarely go. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Wijma brings to light five diverse, overlooked small-cap biotech stocks from Canada, Europe and Australia that could bring huge returns to investor portfolios. More >


Stewart Washer

Advanced Stem Cell Manufacture Saves Lives and Prints Money: Stewart Washer of Cynata Therapeutics
Source: Peter Byrne of The Life Sciences Report  (2/3/16)
Cynata Therapeutics of Australia has carved a technological niche in the fast-advancing cell therapy market with a platform that renders the production of stem cell-based treatments for cancer and diseases of the immune system easy and affordable, saving lives and money. In this interview, Cynata's executive chairman Stewart Washer tells The Life Sciences Report why his company's technology, in studies for graft-versus-host disease, has proven itself a profit driver. More >


Bruce Campbell

Look North for Value-Priced Growth in Healthcare: StoneCastle's Bruce Campbell
Source: George S. Mack of The Life Sciences Report  (2/3/16)
Canada is a wellspring for natural resources and the industries built around them. But the country also encompasses healthcare-related businesses that are growing, generating cash flow and flourishing. Bruce Campbell of StoneCastle Investment Management has managed both U.S. and Canadian portfolios, and he knows both spheres. As a hedge fund and mutual fund manager concentrating on Canadian companies, he has made a specialty in acquisitions of cash-generating healthcare companies. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Campbell discusses seven small-cap growth names, all of which have reached share-price levels that do not reflect their capacity to grow. Some may offer rare opportunities to buy at risk-mitigated value prices. More >


The 2016 Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist Debuts at the Biotech Showcase
Source: Tracy Salcedo of The Life Sciences Report  (1/27/16)
This may prove a challenging year for small-cap biotechs, but the five analysts who selected companies for inclusion on The Life Sciences Report's 2016 Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist believe these companies have a good shot at producing innovative products in a variety of indications and producing value for investors. Discovery, it turns out, is not just about finding the cure for a particular disease; it's also about finding the companies best poised to reach that goal. More >


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Panelists Select 19 Companies for the 2016 Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist
Source: Staff of The Life Sciences Report  (12/15/15)
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. More >


Anita Dushyanth

How to Engineer a Strong Portfolio with Medtech and Biotech: Zacks' Anita Dushyanth
Source: George S. Mack of The Life Sciences Report  (11/11/15)
Zacks Small-Cap Research analyst Anita Dushyanth is a bioengineer with an R&D background, which comes in handy as she researches up-and-coming companies in the medtech and biotech sectors. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Dushyanth focuses on four small- and micro-cap specialty pharma and device names with engineering tie-ins, and she expects all to produce exciting results for investors.
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Robert Erwin

The Promise of Plants in Pharmaceutical Production: iBio's Robert Erwin
Source: Gail Dutton of The Life Sciences Report  (9/9/15)
The growing need for recombinant proteins for vaccines and therapeutics is causing the biotech industry to look beyond vat fermentation and cell cultures for protein expression systems that, like iBio Inc.'s iBioLaunch technology, can increase yields quickly, safely and inexpensively. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, iBio's President Robert L. (Bob) Erwin describes the iBioLaunch technology and what it offers to drug developers and investors. More >


Caroline Corner

Cantor Fitzgerald's Caroline Corner: Cutting-Edge Devices and Diagnostics Deliver Drugs and Profits
Source: George S. Mack of The Life Sciences Report  (7/29/15)
Medical technology is not considered a huge-margin investment in the way that the biotech and drug industries are. However, some of today's medtech blurs the line, including hybrid companies developing stem cell and drug-device delivery systems that address complex disease indications ranging from blindness to spinal paralysis. Caroline Corner of Cantor Fitzgerald follows companies with technologies that can both address dire diseases and reap windfalls for investors. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Corner brings important names to investors' attention. More >


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 >


Marcel Wijma

Probe Biotech's Diverse Subsectors for Undervalued Companies: Van Leeuwenhoeck's Marcel Wijma
Source: Gail Dutton of The Life Sciences Report  (7/1/15)
The life sciences industry is evolving rapidly. Many say it's at the beginning of an explosive growth stage that will see the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics and diagnostics still being imagined in scientific laboratories today. This explosion of innovation also means an explosion of investment opportunity. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Marcel Wijma, chief research analyst at Van Leeuwenhoeck Institute, explores some smaller companies working on the industry's forefront. More >


Pooya Hemami

The Big Picture: Edison's Pooya Hemami Looks Beyond Cancer for Biotech Winners
Source: Peter Byrne of The Life Sciences Report  (6/10/15)
Analyst Pooya Hemami of Edison Investment Research casts a wide net when it comes to investment opportunities in the life sciences. You name it, his universe includes it: artificial sweeteners, blood tests, sleep aids, cancer treatments, brain health. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Dr. Hemami reflects on the biotech market at midyear, and describes a robust basket of outstanding companies with pipeline treasures. More >


Watchlist Analysts Forecast Continued Blue Sky for Biotech Industry
Source: Tracy Salcedo-Chourré of The Life Sciences Report  (1/29/15)
For the last two years the biotech sector has experienced market-beating gains, even taking into account the industry-wide hiccup in early 2014. Can this trend continue? The five analysts who selected names for The Life Sciences Report's 2015 Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist spend their days considering this question; it comes into play with every recommendation they make. The topic came up in various contexts during the Watchlist panel at the 2015 Biotech Showcase: Here are four factors investors should consider as they move into 2015. 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 >


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 >


Steve Brozak

Steve Brozak: Big-Picture Biotech Stocks Rule the Future
Source: George S. Mack of The Life Sciences Report  (9/4/14)
When Steve Brozak performs diligence on biotech stocks, he's always looking for an angle. Brozak, president and managing director at WBB Securities, wants to see how new technology platforms and novel ideas fit into tomorrow's healthcare system, which he believes will be unsustainable without therapies that work more efficiently and hold promise as true disease-modifying agents. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Brozak brings eight names to investors' attention. Given time, each holds the potential to be a huge gainer. More >


Scott Power

Four Hidden Australian Life Sciences Growth Stocks Revealed: Scott Power
Source: George S. Mack of The Life Sciences Report  (4/17/14)
To find undiscovered stories, investors must venture into unfamiliar territory. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, we go halfway around the world to speak with Scott Power of Morgans Financial Ltd. about companies under coverage in Australia. Power helps investors get comfortable with the idea of putting money into newfound names, and unveils four strong ideas that could invigorate adventuresome portfolios and investors hungering for excitement. More >


Grant Zeng

Build Biotech Wealth on Solid Platforms: Grant Zeng
Source: Peter Byrne and Tracy Salcedo-Chourré of The Life Sciences Report  (4/17/14)
Potential. That's what every investor is looking for in a biotech investment. Grant Zeng of Zacks Small-Cap Research zeroes in on three primary factors when he looks at whether a particular company has the potential to succeed in the fast-moving life sciences industry. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Zeng dissects his process and names 10 companies that have survived his exacting examination. More >


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