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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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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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Deal of the Day: Cepheid (CPHD) Sells Out to Danaher (DHR) for $4B

M&A Deal of the Day: Cepheid (CPHD) up 50% Over Friday Close on Cash Buyout We have been spending too much time on biopharma. It is time to dust off our Dx and Tools portfolio, which is on hold, and find some value stocks for Q4 moves. We did an update in Q4 of 2015 […]

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Today’s Movers in Life Sciences-Gene Sequencing: ILMN,PACB

Illumina (ILMN) Up 3 % to $174 on Buyout Speculation in Gene Sequencing Illumina, Inc. (ILMN) was up as much as 12 points earlier today on a rumored buyout from Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO).  Thermo bought another major player in sequencing Life Techologies for $13.6B making it the number two player in the major […]

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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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Foundation Medicine (FMI): New Pick Added To Raygent Core Portfolio

Foundation Medicine (FMI) New Pick at $20.40 We have added Foundation Medicine (FMI) to our core portfolio because of their leadership position in pharmacogenomics and molecular medicine for cancer care. The Foundation One genomic profile helps physicians make treatment decisions for patients with cancer by identifying the molecular growth drivers of their cancers and helping oncologists […]

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BIO International Conference June 6-9 in San Francisco Next Week

BIO International Conference-Trends in the Biotechnology Industry We will be attending BIO International Convention in San Francisco next week and will provide news updates on relevant topics such as Personalized Medicine, biopharma drug policy and pricing, and next generation therapeutics. Hundreds of companies will be exhibiting including universities, biopharma, diagnostics, digital health, bioprocessing and services. […]

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NantHealth (NH) IPO Prices at $14 Moves Up To $18+…Update-1

Update -1 NH closes at $18.59 up 32.79% on volume of 3.3M shares. High was $21 low was $16.11. Market cap is $2.1B. Focus of the Company is personalized healthcare utilizing a unique software platform (NantOS) applying molecular diagnostics and genomics on patient tissues and integrated with real time phenotypic data and decision algorithms to […]

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Biotech Rally Moving Toward April Highs: ASCO and M&A Provides Underlying Support…Update-1

Update June 1… After Close Biotech Holds…Uh oh CNBC is talking about biotech. IBB 281.18, XBI 58.18 This stealth rally has been going steady for two weeks but now CNBC and its “Fast Money” show are talking up biotech so is this a jinx? And saying “party over” when the rally just started?? “Options Action” […]

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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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