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Rayno Biopharmaceutical Portfolio Update: Buy and Hold is the Key…Update-2

Update 11/8/17 …Per comments on Monday. Celgene (CELG) technicals are holding at $102-103 so we will add CELG to the Rayno Portfolio at a price of ~$102.5. The stock was battered on earnings news so we see good value and potential for long term growth. Forward PE is 11.74, Price/Sales is 6.33. Risk is balance […]

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Rayno Diagnostics and Tools Revisited: Sector Outperformance That Tracks Biotech

Life Science Tools and Services Stocks Have Outperformed Biopharmaceuticals With Less Volatility Large Caps Are Winners in 2017 We have not covered the Life Science Tools and Diagnostics sector since early 2016 when life science stocks abruptly sold off. We have focused on biotech ETFs and Biopharmaceuticals because the upside looked more promising due to […]

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BIO International Convention 2017 Update #3: Genomics and Future of Personalized Medicine

Genomics and the Future of Personalized Medicine and Diagnostics Description of Track The opening plenary of the Personalized Medicine & Diagnostics Track will feature J. Craig Venter, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the J. Craig Venter Institute, a not-for-profit, research organization with approximately 250 scientists and staff dedicated to human, microbial, plant, synthetic […]

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ASCO Update #2: Stock Performance Data as of 6/8/17

ASCO Update: Many Stocks Rallied on the News Over the Past Month ASCO Rally is Holding but Fails to Break Through to New 2017 Highs The stock performance of most companies with ASCO news is summarized below.Biotechnology stocks are driven by clinical and deal news so here are some trends to consider: Anticipation of positive […]

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Rayno Diagnostics and Tools: Hologic Beats Q1 Sales and EPS

Hologic, Inc. (HOLX) Beats: Revenues Increased 3.2% and GAAP diluted Earnings Increased 666.7% Compared to Prior Year Period (fiscal Q2) The base business grew 5.4% lead by molecular diagnostics, surgical and international franchises.Restructuring completed. The newly acquired Cynosure business grew by 5.7%; blood screening business of $38.4M was divested. GAAP Revenues were $715.4M with diluted […]

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Rayno Biopharma Portfolio Update: BLUE FMI IBB…Update-1

Update-1… 2/22/17 Dow closed at a record 20,775.6 with energy the big loser, healthcare down 0.19% and NASDAQ flattish. Biotech stocks sold off with the IBB down 0.85% after hitting $296 near a 52 week high last Thursday. XBI was hit harder down 1.77% to $67.79. Large caps were mainly in the red except ALXN,BIIB […]

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Notes from J.P.Morgan Conference 2017: Sequencing (NGS) Moves to Toward Clinical Diagnostic Solutions

Outlook and Issues for Application of NGS for Clinical Diagnostics We heard a few presentations on NGS solutions and still think it is an important growth market for clinical diagnostics in oncology, rare diseases transplant medicine and NIPT. Gene sequencing (NGS) can lead to a better understanding of the molecular basis of disease and personalize diagnostics and […]

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Biotech Bear Market Looking For Relief From Q3 Large Cap Growth…Update-3

Update-3… 10/28 9:30 am… No Relief From Earnings- Biotech Stocks Get Crushed By More Pricing Commentary on Earnings Calls Amgen (AMGN) down 11% on pipeline, revenue growth, Enbrel pricing concerns despite beat. Softer pricing environment from McKesson (MCK). All large caps are red except Alexion (ALXN) up 1.83%. Abbvie (ABBV) down 6% on revenue miss;Humira […]

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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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