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Jason Kolbert has worked extensively in the healthcare sector as product manager for a leading pharmaceutical company, as a fund manager and as an equity analyst. Prior to joining Maxim Group, where he is managing director, Kolbert spent seven years at Susquehanna International Group, where he managed a healthcare fund and founded SIG's biotechnology team. Previously, Kolbert served as the healthcare strategist for Salomon Smith Barney. He is often quoted in the media and is a sought-out expert in the biotechnology field. Prior to beginning his Wall Street career, Kolbert served as a product manager for Schering-Plough in Osaka, Japan. He received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from State University of New York, New Paltz, and a master's degree in business administration from the University of New Haven.
The New Year Heralds a Transition in Stem Cell Development: Jason Kolbert (12/17/13) The cell therapy industry has been mired in phase 1 and 2 studies for what seems like a lifetime. But 2014 is shaping up to be a banner year for share-moving phase 2 data and pivotal phase 3 activity. Jason Kolbert, managing director for biotechnology research at Maxim Group, leverages his deep understanding of the stem cell space to uncover viable therapies that double as excellent business models. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Kolbert guides investors to regenerative medicine companies that have evolved beyond great science projects into businesses capable of generating huge margins and disrupting the paradigm of medical practice.
Is Cell Therapy the 'Future of Medicine'?: Jason Kolbert (7/25/13) The pricey evolutionary tradeoff for walking on two legs is the curse of lower back pain. Jason Kolbert of the Maxim Group understands the power of stem cells as disease-modifying therapies for degenerative disc disease of the spine, a leading-edge, multibillion-dollar indication. Kolbert explores the opportunities that cell therapies offer investors in this interview with The Life Sciences Report, and puts a personal spin on their regenerative promise.
Position Yourself for Big Returns in the Stem Cell Space: Jason Kolbert (5/10/13) Stem cell companies have languished long enough in micro-cap territory. The industry is now approaching highly visible phase 2 and phase 3 catalysts that will produce results never before seen in medicine. Managing Director and Senior Biotechnology Analyst Jason Kolbert of the Maxim Group has staked out a select group of nascent cell therapy companies positioned to reap huge gains for investors willing to diversify. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Kolbert reflects on the regenerative medicine space following the recent RegenMed Investor Day conference, and makes an enthusiastic case for his very best ideas.
"We'd love to see MSB launch a U.S. clinical trial with Prochymal in graft-versus-host disease, where an approved therapy is so desperately needed." (12/17/13) Mesoblast Ltd. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Jason Kolbert Moreá>
"When you think about the number of opportunities that exist for a company like INO, it's almost limitless." (12/17/13) Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Jason Kolbert Moreá>
"CYTX operates its own subsidiary in Japan, and probably has the largest presence of any cell therapy company in that country." (12/17/13) Cytori Therapeutics Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Jason Kolbert Moreá>
"If ATHX can enroll a handful of Japanese patients to be part of the current phase 2 trial, that could create an accelerated pathway to the marketplace." (12/17/13) Athersys Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Jason Kolbert Moreá>
"The way that STEM is going about its clinical trials and developing its product and cell line has been brilliant." (5/10/13) StemCells Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Jason Kolbert Moreá>
"CYTX shines because it provides the best of both worlds, an autologous process with allogeneic-like cost of goods sold." (5/10/13) Cytori Therapeutics Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Jason Kolbert Moreá>
"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 Moreá>
"The fact that CGIX was able to get a practiced sales force to take its products to market is a very big deal." (3/5/14) Cancer Genetics Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Ben Haynor Moreá>
"NEO is in the process of launching next-generation sequencing for the clinical trial market; the deal with Covance sets the stage for the company to go to the next level." (2/27/14) NeoGenomics Laboratories - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Debjit Chattopadhyay Moreá>