Archive | Clinical Diagnostics and Tools

We will report important news in clinical diagnostics and life science tools as it affects our portfolio.The top market sectors are sequencing and molecular diagnostics.

Small Cap Biotechs Lead the Market in 2019 Up 20% YTD…GNMK, ONCE, XBI-Updates

Update: 1:40 EST 2/25… Gene Therapy stocks soar on Spark (ONCE) Deal: BLUE, CRSP, RARE; and XBI up 4.2%. Another big deal as GE sells healthcare business to Danher (DHR) for $21.4B; GE up 8.26%, DHR up 8.38%. ========== M&A Drives Mid and Small Cap Biotechs Stocks Higher The Small Cap weighted XBI is up […]

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J.P.Morgan Healthcare Conference: Picks and Trades… Updates GNMK

Update: GenMark (GNMK) Soars on Q4 and Full Year 2018 Results Revenues of $70.8M were 35% over 2017 Results Q4 Revenues were $19.4M an increase of 21% over prior year. ePlex Revenues for Q4 were 412.1M an increase of 110% over prior year. Loss per share was reduced from 26c per share to 21c per […]

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Life Science ETFs Performance 2018-2019: FBT is the Leader…Updates 2/7

Update 2/7/19 Mid-Day Trading : Risk Off Day The market is trending down with all major indices in the red and the XBI $81.96 down 2.75%. We sold our position in the XBI yesterday at $83+. Array (ARRY) continues to run up at $21.60. Hot stock MacroGenics (MGNX) cooled off down 9% to $23.29. Issues […]

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Emerging Growth Stocks: Long Ideas in Life Science for 2019…Updates-Risk On…FED on Hold and “Patient”

Update ….Jan 30 2:45p  EST …FED to be Patient and Policy Stance is Appropriate FED to “wait and see” before raising rates-stocks soar. FED-“US Economy in a good place” NASDAQ up 2%, DOW up 1.73%, S&P up 1.53% XLV up 1.27%, IBB flat, XBI up 1.72%. Large cap biopharmas trail broad rally: AMGN,BIIB in the […]

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What’s Up with the Biotech Rally?…Updates

Update-2 1/21/19…Heads Up Red Futures Growth worries return-Asian Stocks down IMF Lowers Global Growth-Poor Performance for Europe Biotech rally could stall Update-1 1/20/19…XBI at $83.38 approaching November resistance at $85 Barron’s 2019 Roundtable biopharma picks: Abbvie (ABBV), Roche Holding (ROG), Gilead Sciences (GILD). ======= Biotech Rally Continues from the J.P.Morgan Healthcare Conference Slow and steady […]

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2019 J.P.Morgan Conference Update: Healthcare Stocks Rally with Break-Outs…Updates

Update 1/14 After close: Biopharmas on the weak side from drug pricing politics. Both parties focused on pharmaceutical drug prices. IBB at $107.17 down 1.69% ; XBI at $80.12 down 2.29%. Red screen for Mid-Caps; BLUE BPMC NKTR all up a tad. Update 1/13 10:30P Sunday- With Futures Weak and Momentum Waning XBI at resistance $81.98 […]

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2019 J.P.Morgan Healthcare Notes #1 Panel: Reinventing the Disease Continuum Through Precision Health…Update

Update-1…1/21/19 Liquid Biopsy I attended a Panel Session on Cancer Liquid Biopsy and although progress is being made on molecular diagnostics there are no newsworthy breakthroughs nor actual data showing a hard timeline. Here is an article from  BIO 2016. There are over 70 genes that need to be tested and voluminous data is being generated […]

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Biotech Snapshot: Healthcare Sector Remains Strong-Updates

8/24/18 After Close: Rally Continues with 10/11 Sectors Higher XLV finishes at all time high at $91.89 FED’s Powell Defends Gradual Interest Rate Policy despite Trump pressure Oil Surges 15 to $68.57 on supply concerns with Iran sanctions Major indices hit 52 week highs: S&P 500, Russell 2000, NASDAQ Composite IBB at $117.40 pushing toward 2018 FEB […]

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Rayno Life Science Portfolio Flash Update: Roche and FMI Merger; Update with XBI breakout

Rayno Life Science Portfolio FMI: Personalized Medicine for Oncology We are on vacation this week but need to update you on Roche (RHHBY) complete buyout of Foundation Medicine (FMI) one of our top picks in personalized medicine for oncology. FMI is up 28% to $136.50 in the pre-market. We added FMI to our top picks on […]

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ASCO 2018 Biotech Rally : Teetering at the Top But a Leading Sector

ASCO 2018 Biotech Rally: Biotechs, Techs, and Semis Lead Market Higher Mid-Caps show huge gains but with high volatility. FBT at 142.91, IBB lagging at $110.52, XBI leading at $97.77 IWC Micro-Cap ETF breaking out up 11% YTD. Healthcare (XLV) comes to life lately up over 2% YTD. As we predicted in early May Mid-Cap […]

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