BIO Investor Forum 2016 #2:”Liquid Biopsy” Tests for Cancer…Update-1

CLIA Labs Offer Liquid Biopsy Tests for Cancer and Precision Medicine We attended presentations from two emerging companies developing molecular diagnostics platforms focused in cancer.Their mission is to develop cost-effective, non-invasive diagnostic assays and biomarkers directly from blood or urine eliminating  the need for tissue samples, the “liquid biopsy”.With DNA sequencing broadly available it is […]

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BIO Investor Forum 2016 #1: Translating Microbiome Research Into Treatments

Microbiomes: A New Paradigm for Drug Discovery? Focus: Drugs From Gut Bacteria You may have read a few articles about the impact of the microbiomes and their impact on diets, digestion and nutrition but now there is the potential of discovering new therapies from bacteria in your gut. We are not talking about faecal transplant therapy (FMT) […]

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BIO Investor Forum October 18-19, 2016… Preview

BIO Investor Forum 2016 We will be attending the BIO Investor Forum beginning Tuesday October 18 for two days. Last year the meeting was excellent for coverage of small cap biotech companies and important issues and trends in the life science industry. Over 100 companies will present in 2016. Here are some links to selected […]

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Biotechnology Bear Market: Trends to Watch for a 2016 Q4 Rally…Updates

Update-1… 10/14…2:30p EDT Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA) Drops 8.25% to $12 on Senator Bernie Sanders Criticism of Drug  Pricing; Sanders was also on Bill Maher (HBO) XBI down 2.25% just below support of $60 Update-2… 10/15…Biotech Blues-Tough Week for Biotech and Healthcare IBB down 6.34%, XBI down 7.16%, XLV down 3.13% Nasdaq down 1.54% —- Bad […]

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Illumina (ILMN) Misses Revenue Forecast Causing Collateral Damage to Biotechs

Update-1 Biotechs Sinking Again …IBB down 2.48%, ILMN down another 2% Related sequencing stocks: FMI down 1.75%, PACB flat at $8.40 Illumina (ILMN) Shares Crash on Revenue Miss Illumina (ILMN) shares crashed 25% to $139, after a warning on third quarter sales . The global leader in DNA sequencing systems warned that revenues missed forecast and would […]

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Biotech Stocks Recovering from Last Week’s Free Fall: XBI…Update-2

Green Tape Today Shows Resilience– 10/10/16 ESMO Cancer Congress 4%+ Up movers: AGIO ARIA BLUE CLVS LGND PBYI TSRO etc. XBI up 2.39% More Bad Clinical News for Biotech:ALNY,CLVS The XBI lost 3.2% for the week to $64.15 taking a hit from Alnylam (ALNY) downdraft down 49% for the week. The IBB also took a […]

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Rayno 2016 Life Science Portfolio Update…BLUE,IBB…Update-2

Update-1… See Caution 9/29 Update-2…See Rayno Biobeat for updates after Trump Rally. For overweighting biotechs in a portfolio consider XBI instead of IBB to get mid and small cap exposure. ——– Rayno Portfolio Outperforms the Market Biotech stocks are near their intermediate highs but still down in 2016 : IBB at $295 down 12.78% and […]

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Biotech Stocks Pause at Resistance: IBB…Update-2…Caution

Update-2… 9/29 Caution on Biotech-Major Sell-Off with IBB off 3.12% The market had a bad day today hit by Wells Fargo (WFC) Congressional hearings and paranoia about Deutsche Bank AG (DB). Unrelated to this news was a major sell-off in biotech stocks with pricing concerns back in the news. Voters in CA can vote on Proposition […]

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Biotech ETFs Lead Q3 Rally: XBI Breaks Out

Biotech ETFs Are Having A Strong Quarter and Offer Good Investment Options On July 20 we did a review of active funds vs biotech ETFs in the biotechnology/life science sector just after the BREXIT lows. At that time biotech ETFs and broadly diversified funds beat the “pure play” biotechnology funds such as Fidelity Select Biotechnology Portfolio […]

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Stealth Biotech Rally With Momentum Rising…Update-1

Update-1…FED Goes on Hold with Rate Increase Likely by Year End Three on FOMC dissented wanting a rate hike this round. Market immediately rallied with NASDAQ up 1.03% at close; S&P and Dow also rally. Biotechs like low i rates:IBB up 0.62% to $297, XBI up 1.14% to $68.28 highest level since January but still […]

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