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"INO's idea of using DNA, which is simple to make and cost-effective, to drive the body's natural immune response is just fascinating." (3/25/15) Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Jill Wahleithner More >
Companies Commented On
- Agenus Inc.
- Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc.
- Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd.
- Capricor Therapeutics
- Celsion Corp.
- Cesca Therapeutics Inc.
- CTI BioPharma
- Galectin Therapeutics Inc.
- GenVec Inc.
- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc.
- La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co.
- Neuralstem Inc.
- Novartis AG
- OncoSec Medical Inc.
- Oncothyreon Inc.
- RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp.
- Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc.
- TG Therapeutics Inc.
- VeriStem Technologies
Dr. Reni Benjamin is a managing director and equity research analyst at H.C. Wainwright & Co. His expertise and coverage focuses on companies in the oncology and stem cell sectors. Benjamin has been ranked among the top analysts for recommendation performance and earnings accuracy by StarMine, has been cited in a variety of sources including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times and Smart Money, and has made appearances on Bloomberg television/radio and CNBC. He authored a chapter in “The Delivery of Regenerative Medicines and Their Impact on Healthcare,” has presented at various regional and international conferences, and has been published in peer-reviewed journals. He currently serves on the UAB School of Health Professions' Deans Advisory Board. Prior to joining H.C. Wainwright, Benjamin was a managing director and senior biotechnology analyst at both Burrill Securities and Rodman & Renshaw. He was also an associate analyst at Needham and Company. Benjamin earned his doctorate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in biochemistry and molecular genetics by discovering and characterizing a novel gene implicated in germ cell development. He earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Allegheny College.
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.
"MSB has a 1,700-patient phase 3 study in progress, evaluating Revascor in congestive heart failure—clearly a big market." (12/12/13) Mesoblast Ltd. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Reni Benjamin More >
"We view Omidria sales as a means for OMER to fund one of the most exciting biotechnology pipelines in the industry." (4/8/15) Omeros Corp. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Jason Kolbert More >
"STEM is doing pioneering work in the field of cervical spinal cord Injury and dry age-related macular degeneration." (4/8/15) StemCells Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Jason Kolbert More >