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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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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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Healthcare Stocks Lag Market on Drug Pricing…Update-2

Update-2… 945 am EDT…Biotechs Hold Support  IBB up 1.55% to $285 holding support at $280; XBI up 2.99% to $61.95 holding support at $60. Update-1…More Fallout from Mylan (MYL) EpiPen Drug Pricing MYL stock was down over 4% today on news that the EpiPen was mis-classified as a generic drug and that Medicaid was overcharged. […]

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Large Cap Biopharmaceutical Metrics: Valuation Models for Future Growth

Large Cap Biopharmaceutical Valuation Models Can Biotech Growth Re-accelerate in Q4? We reviewed large cap biotech stocks on July 3 just after the BREXIT bottom but prior to Q2 earnings and on May 8 after Q1 earnings. Here is data that offer comparisons of the core large cap holdings in the sector and their future […]

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Biotech Breakout Part 2: Hold Your Fire…Update 8/15/16

Update August 15 : Biotech Leads But Healthcare Sector Lags IBB up 0.92% to $295, XBI up 1.33% to $63.35, XLV up 0.17% to $74.91 The tape was pretty decent despite a quiet day with ALXN up 1.97%, AMGN up 1.49% and CELG up 1.08%. Mid-caps also found bids: ALKS up 2.91%,ALNY up 2.16% and […]

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