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Rayno Biopharmaceuticals: New Buy Idea- Roche plc (RHBBY)

Roche/Genentech Has a Strong Pipeline in Diagnostics and Therapeutics to Drive Moderate Growth in 2016 New Stock Pick: Roche Holding (OTCQX:RHHBY) $30.36 Over the past 3 months we recommended several new buys for the Rayno Biopharma Portfolio emphasizing moderate growth, relative safety and dividend plays. Three large cap biopharma stocks were previous picks: Abbvie (ABBV), […]

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Rayno Dx and Tools: Abbott (ABT) Buys Alere (ALR) For $5.8B Expanding Point-of-Care Diagnostics Platforms

Abbott Laboratories Acquires Alere (ALR) -Stock Soars 45% At Market Opening Alere Product Line Offers Synergies and Boosts Global Diagnostics Presence 2015 Revenues of Alere Are Estimated in $2.5B Range So Deal is About 2.3X Sales Alere (ALR) has a broad-based product line in rapid point-of-care diagnostics with tests for infectious disease such as influenza […]

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J.P.Morgan Conference #2: Red Screen Distracts Biotech Investors…Update

Green Screen Alert Market Update…IBB up 4% today erasing most of Wednesday’s Losses but we are still down 13.86% for the five day period. Nasdaq rallied 1.97%. Rayno Biopharma top winners: ABBV up 6.56%, ALXN up 5.93%, AMGN up 5.29%,BIIB up 4.98%, REGN up 4.25%,RXDX up 8.96%, SGEN up 2.26% and VRTX up 5.75%. Most […]

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Rayno Molecular Diagnostics and Tools Update: CPHD, HOLX, PACB

Dominant Trend is Precision Medicine and Molecular Medicine Lackluster revenue growth has tempered stock gains since Q3 earnings reports however the sector has always had good investment potential due to M&A and new products. Stocks are up from October lows. Our last update was in November and re-iterated the “Precision Medicine” trend which integrates targeted therapies […]

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Rayno Tools and Molecular Diagnostics: Looking For Value

Looking for Value in a Slow Growth Market Life Science stocks took a big hit over the past summer and many have not fully recovered.The important metric to watch is sales growth because many of the smaller cap companies are still lagging in earnings growth so the PE tells you very little. The major technology […]

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Rayno Life Sciences Diagnostics and Tools Update: Volatile Stocks and Slower Growth Ahead

10/7/15 Update…Still in No Man’s Land…Nothing to Do See recent posts on bear market in biotech. We need to wait for Q3 earnings to find trades and longer term value in Dx and Tools. Most stocks in the sector have been hit hard since August. ———- Slower Growth with Same Themes: Sequencing (NGS) and Molecular […]

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Notes from BIO 2015 #1 Recap and Biotechnology Trends-M&A, Precision Medicine

Updated 6/25 Precision Medicine -Novel Prevention and Treatment Strategies Lead The Way A New Initiative on Precision Medicine — NEJM Over 15,000 attended BIO 2015 in Philadelphia including 1100 companies and more than 30 nations. The Exhibits and Partnering meetings were excellent opportunities for networking and dealmaking as usual. We attended several of the sessions and […]

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Slower Growth in Diagnostics Stocks Except for NexGen Sequencing and Molecular

New technologies in diagnostics and tools are driving growth: NexGen sequencing, molecular and “point-of-care” testing platforms and veterinary testing. M&A and consolidation should continue. The sector is a laggard due to slowing  sales and earnings growth vs forecasts. Rayno Clinical Diagnostics Portfolio Update We initiated coverage of Clinical Diagnostic and Life Science Tools stocks in […]

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Rayno Biopharma Stocks at ASCO: ARRY, CLVS, RXDX

Biotech Indices Can’t Break Through Triple Top IBB at $365, XBI at $239 Red and green day Biotech stocks were mixed today with the major indices holding the flat line. However with all of the clinical data coming out of ASCO (American Society for Clinical Oncology) 2015 in Chicago, IL many “immuno-oncology” stocks were movers. […]

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Rayno Life Science Stocks Move Higher: CLVS, RHHBY-ASCO Preview

Rayno Biopharmaceutical Stocks– ASCO Plays or Not Large Caps Rule Clovis Oncology (CLVS) up 16.7%, 79% YTD to $100 level! Several data CLVS Presentations for ASCO including two oral and six posters for non-small cell lung cancer and ovarian cancer. Also with a valuation of only $3.4B and three platform products in the pipeline including companion […]

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Ignyta: Precision Medicine for Oncology Integrating Companion Diagnostics

Teva Deal Expands Portfolio and Diagnostic Capabilities Adding RXDX to Rayno Small Cap Portfolio Ignyta, Inc. (RXDX) is an emerging biopharmaceutical Company targeting new oncology drugs that inhibit Tyrosine kinase receptors (Trk) with integrated biomarker-based companion diagnostics for each product candidate. The Company has two clinical stage products in Phase 1:  RXDX-106 its lead product […]

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Rayno Life Sciences DX and Tools Update: 2015 Q1 Winners ALR,FMI,HOLX

Diagnostic Stocks rally with NASDAQ and Small Caps –IWM Up 1.66% Life Science Tools and Diagnostics stocks are a tad off their one year highs hit by dollar strength and disappointing revenue growth in some cases. Sequencing stocks were big winners but sold off after the JPMorgan Conference. Nonetheless the sector is attractive longer term […]

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Rayno Dx and Tools: 2015 Q1 Mid Quarter Update-FMI, CSII, HOLX, ALR

Bullish Trend Continues for Mid-Cap Growth Stocks The Life Science Tools and Clinical Diagnostics sector kept pace with major life science ETF performance. Major  ETFs (FBT,IBB,XBI) are up about 10% YTD and our top performers are up over 10%. We will provide an update of our  Clinical Diagnostics portfolio after all earnings reports are in. […]

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JPMorgan Healthcare Conference Notes #1: Sequencing Picks Romp-FMI

Sequencing Remains Hot-Roche (RHHBY) Deal With Foundation Medicine (FMI) Worth $1.1B Targeted Oncology Therapy-Molecular information from pathways and biomarkers e.g. PDL-1 RNA based immunotherapy test Continuous  monitoring of tumor specific information and molecular alterations All of our sequencing picks were up  1/12 on Roche equity deal to support oncology with personalized medicine development. Two other […]

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Rayno Dx and Tools 2014 Performance YTD: ABAX EXAS ILMN PACB SQNM

Many Big Winners Are Among  Rayno Diagnostics and Tools Stocks in 2014 Abaxis (ABAX) up 46%  A major “Point of Care” (POC) Dx Player in veterinary and human markets. Exact Sciences (EXAS) up 135%  An emerging Dx player with non-invasive, DNA based test for colon cancer. Illumina Inc. (ILMN) up 68%  Leading provider of DNA […]

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