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"CYTX's upcoming ATHENA clinical data will be a major catalyst for the company, giving confidence not only to investors but also to the physician community." (11/14/13) Cytori Therapeutics Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Joseph Pantginis Moreá>
"INO has extraordinary potential; I really want to see CEO Joseph Kim and Dave Weiner push this technology into the future." (10/24/13) Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Patrick Cox Moreá>
"CPRX is an emerging biotechnology company in the white hot space of orphan drug medicines." (11/7/13) Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Scott Henry Moreá>
"BDSI's buprenorphine product for chronic pain could be a $500M+/year revenue-generating drug if approved." (11/7/13) BioDelivery Sciences International Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Scott Henry Moreá>
"MSLP has a prominent brand, and operates in a niche market that has been built largely on brand association." (10/10/13) MusclePharm Corp. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Brian Wilson Moreá>
Companies Commented On
- Addex Therapeutics
- Almirall, S.A.
- 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 Moreá>
"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 Moreá>
"CPRX has a few programs in indications that are less crowded and do not have many successful treatment options." (11/26/13) Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Michael Hay Moreá>
"ATHX's MultiStem phase 2 data are going to be very important for investors if the trial is positive for patients." (11/26/13) Athersys Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Michael Hay Moreá>
"We expect FDA approval in the near termŚlikely by the end of the yearŚfor OCLS' Microcyn Hydrogel device." (11/26/13) Oculus Innovative Sciences Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Jocelyn August Moreá>