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"The Abstral acquisition has transformed GALE from a development biotech company into a commercial organization." (4/4/13) Galena Biopharma Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Grant Zeng More >
"I believe the monoclonal antibody technology that SYN is working on for pertussis is especially interesting." (3/28/13) Synthetic Biologics Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Keith Markey More >
"If phase 2b ASSURE trial results show a significant decrease in atherosclerotic plaque volume, it will be a huge win for RVX." (3/7/13) Resverlogix Corp. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with George Zavoico More >
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Big Picture Speculator
Jim Letourneau is the founder and editor of the Big Picture Speculator and is a geologist living in Calgary, Alberta. He is an early-stage investor in energy, metals, biotech and technology companies. He speaks at investment conferences across North America.
Unconventional: Jim Letourneau's Investment Taste (4/25/13) Whether the topic is peak oil, climate change or commodity bull markets, Jim Letourneau tends to take the contrarian position. He's an unapologetic advocate of oil sands development and a shrewd analyst of the companies large and small that are active both in the Alberta oil sands and in the U.S. oil patch. In this interview with The Energy Report, he shares his insights into one of Alberta's largest oil sands players and one of its newest and smallest, as well as a well-positioned startup in the Texas Midland basin and northwestern Montana's Williston basin.
Anything for a Buck: Jim Letourneau Looks to Canadian Biotech for Opportunity (1/17/13) To avoid some of the "dysfunctional excess" of the energy and mining sectors, Jim Letourneau, self-described contrarian and founder and editor of the Big Picture Speculator, turns to investing in biotech. His focus is on Canadian companies, which he believes perform on a par with companies in the United States. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Letourneau describes what he looks for in a biotech investment and names some of his favorite companies.
"BTI's Transcend platform is a huge financial incentive to the owner of the therapy because it could greatly extend the drug's exclusivity." (5/16/13) biOasis Technologies Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with William Gregozeski More >
"MSLP was growing very fast, and it had significant events that made it possible for us to raise $12M for it." (4/25/13) MusclePharm Corp. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Richard Huebner More >
"What's particularly exciting about VNRX is that it believes its technology is able to identify targeted cancers in stage 1 and stage 2." (4/25/13) VolitionRx Ltd. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Dick Huebner More >