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- Addex Therapeutics
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- CytRx Corp.
- GW Pharmaceuticals Plc
- Mesoblast Ltd.
- Novartis AG
- Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.
- Ziopharm Oncology Inc.
Dr. Michael Aitkenhead is a qualified physician with more than 12 years' experience in the healthcare industry, including five years in clinical medicine and seven years in biopharmaceutical equity research. He was formerly a European pharmaceuticals analyst at the Royal Bank of Scotland in London, and prior to this was a European biotechnology analyst with Piper Jaffray. Aitkenhead received his medical degree from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and subsequently completed a master's degree in business administration at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.
New Biotech Names with Excellent Prospects: Michael Aitkenhead (6/13/13) In a marketplace as diverse as biotech, picking the best and brightest can stymie even the savviest investor. Senior biotechnology analyst and physician Michael Aitkenhead of Edison Investment Research has done meticulous research on both the science and unmet needs to reveal the growth potential of biotechs with vastly different stories, disease indications and markets. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Aitkenhead details his thesis on three names, each with the ability to return large multiples on original investment.
"CYTR's preclinical data for aldoxorubicin has been very supportive, and its phase 1b/2 trial has shown quite promising, albeit early stage, efficacy." (6/13/13) CytRx Corp. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Michael Aikenhead More >
"FDA agreement on CYRT's aldoxorubicin pivotal phase 3 study in second-line soft tissue sarcoma paves the way for trial initiation in Q3/13." (4/25/13) CytRx Corp. - Michael Aitkenhead, Edison Investment Research 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 >
"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 More >
"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 More >