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2018 J.P.Morgan Healthcare Conference #5: Companies to Watch

J.Morgan Healthcare Conference: Companies to Watch We are still reviewing 2018 J.P.Morgan Healthcare presentations for inclusion in our portfolio but here are two longer term opportunities to track for milestones and growth: Accelerate Diagnostics and Denali Therapeutics. Accelerate Diagnostics (AXDX). Accelerate is an emerging in vitro diagnostic company providing solutions for serious infections . The […]

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2018 J.P.Morgan Healthcare Conference #3: ABBV and BMY…Update

Sluggish Early Trading in Biotech Tracks NASDAQ Down 0.14%% Promising Year for M&A and Tax Cuts Improving Bottom Line There is a little follow-on to Tuesday’s rally bringing prices for major ETFs above where they were last week. The biotech screen reverted to flat/green where it was on Monday.There were a few big winners that […]

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Rayno Biopharmaceutical Portfolio Update with Biotech Holding: CELG,RHHBY,XBI…Update 11/29 Rotation Day

11/29/17 Market Reversal in Early Trading 11:35a -FAANG sell-off Stocks show a rotation out of technology and into financials and cyclical consumer goods. XLK is down 2.2%, XLV up 0.66%, IBB up 0.42% with large caps holding. 11/28/17 Biotechs Treading Water But Many Good Opportunities Exist Biotechs show a lack of momentum but are holding […]

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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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