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Kevin DeGeeter is a director at Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. He is responsible for equity research coverage of personalized medicine and medical device companies with market capitalizations between $50 million and $5 billion. His coverage focuses on molecular diagnostics and medical equipment used to treat oncology, cardiovascular disease and infectious disease, as well as related research markets. Prior to joining Ladenburg Thalmann he was an analyst at Oppenheimer & Co., with responsibility for small-cap molecular diagnostic and biotechnology stocks. He has 10 years of buyside and sellside research experience, including positions with J. P. Morgan, PaineWebber, Natexis Bleichroeder and Manning & Napier Advisors. DeGeeter received a bachelor's degree in economics from Colgate University.
Testing, Testing: Analyst Kevin DeGeeter on Five Good Bets in Cancer Diagnostics (11/29/12) Because margins in diagnostics and life sciences tools tend to decline over time, the industry is all about scale. The goal is either to develop novel products or tests with high profit potential, or to acquire them. Another strategy is to develop economies of scale through consolidation. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Kevin DeGeeter, senior analyst and director of healthcare research for Ladenburg Thalmann, has singled out five important companies with exciting business models or products.
Will Mayo v. Prometheus Fire Up Pharma?: Kevin DeGeeter (5/10/12) Newly discovered biomarkers could provide physicians with information that will aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The big question for investors is whether, in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling Mayo Collaborative Services Inc. v. Prometheus Laboratories, companies will be able to profit from that innovation. In this exclusive interview with The Life Sciences Report, Kevin DeGeeter, senior analyst with Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., shares the names of a select group of companies with good prospects, focusing on those targeting "sweet spots" in personalized medicine.
"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 >