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"The new year holds a great deal of promise for the field of regenerative medicine, with companies like NEO at the forefront." (12/30/14) NeoStem Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Steve Brozak More >
Companies Commented On
- Anthera Pharmaceuticals Inc.
- BIND Therapeutics Inc.
- Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd.
- Celgene Corp.
- Celldex Therapeutics Inc.
- Cerus Corp.
- Compugen Ltd.
- Cytokinetics Inc.
- CytoSorbents Corp.
- Galapagos NV
- Incyte Corp.
- Novavax Inc.
- Omeros Corp.
- OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
- OXiGENE Inc.
- Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc.
- Pharmacyclics Inc.
- Pluristem Therapeutics Inc.
- Prana Biotechnology Ltd.
- Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp.
- Threshold Pharmaceuticals Inc.
- Verastem Inc.
Dr. George Zavoico, managing director and senior equity analyst at MLV & Co., has more than 10 years of experience as a life sciences equity analyst writing research on publicly traded equities. His principal focus is on biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, specialty pharmaceutical, and molecular diagnostics companies. He received The Financial Times/Starmine Award two years in a row for being among the top-ranked earnings estimators in the biotechnology sector. Previously, Zavoico was an equity research analyst in the healthcare sector at Westport Capital Markets and Cantor Fitzgerald. Prior to working as an analyst, Zavoico established his own consulting company serving the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, providing competitive intelligence and marketing research, due diligence services and guidance in regulatory affairs. Zavoico began his career as a senior research scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., moving on to management positions at Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. and T Cell Sciences Inc. (now Celldex Therapeutics Inc.). Zavoico has a bachelor's degree in biology from St. Lawrence University and a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Virginia. He held post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women's Hospital. He has published more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has coauthored four book chapters.
Watchlist Analysts Forecast Continued Blue Sky for Biotech Industry (1/29/15) For the last two years the biotech sector has experienced market-beating gains, even taking into account the industry-wide hiccup in early 2014. Can this trend continue? The five analysts who selected names for The Life Sciences Report's 2015 Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist spend their days considering this question; it comes into play with every recommendation they make. The topic came up in various contexts during the Watchlist panel at the 2015 Biotech Showcase: Here are four factors investors should consider as they move into 2015.
The Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist 2015 Unwrapped: Who Are These Guys? And Why Are They Here? (1/27/15) At the Biotech Showcase 2015 in San Francisco, five biotech analysts examined the burgeoning small-cap life sciences marketplace and found every reason to believe its good health would continue into 2015 and beyond. The experts also sent investors who attended the panel discussion of The Life Sciences Report's 2015 Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist home with a bundle of robust investment opportunities, including a few new names. Read on to see which companies made the list, and why.
2015 Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist Announced (12/18/14) In its third year, The Life Sciences Report's 2015 Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist currently includes 12 drug development companies selected by leading analysts in the sector. With catalysts on the horizon and pipelines that encompass a variety of indications and innovative platforms, these biotechs are primed to return multiples on investment.
"THLD's Phase 3 soft tissue sarcoma trial is likely to play out with topline results by Q3/15 or Q4/15." (1/27/15) Threshold Pharmaceuticals Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with George Zavoico More >
"PSTI's ability to vary the cell phenotype for a specific therapy is unique in the regenerative medicine space." (3/6/14) Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with George Zavoico 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 >
"If all goes well, CUR's NSI-189 product will move into Phase 2 development in Q2/15, so that is a good advancement opportunity." (1/22/15) Neuralstem Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Edward Stopke More >
"ATHX completed enrollment in its Phase 2 stroke study before the new year, so the first 90-day results will emerge in Q1/15E." (1/22/15) Athersys Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Edward Stopke More >
"The research synergy with Gilead and Merck could prove fruitful for RNN in terms of acquisition potential." (1/22/15) Rexahn Pharmaceuticals Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Edward Stopke More >