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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 More >
"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 More >
"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 More >
"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 More >
Companies Commented On
- Aastrom Biosciences Inc.
- Dendreon Corp.
- Dynavax Technologies Corp.
- Galena Biopharma Inc.
- ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Ltd.
- NeoStem Inc.
Vernon Bernardino is an analyst in MLV & Co,'s life sciences equity research department. His principal focus is on biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, specialty pharmaceutical and immunotherapy companies that focus on treatment of cancer, infectious diseases and cell-based therapies targeting inflammatory disorders and vascular diseases. Bernardino brings more than 10 years of experience covering life sciences companies at various financial institutions, including Rodman & Renshaw, UBS and Dawson James. Earlier in his career, Bernardino was a buyside analyst at Nicholas Applegate Capital Management, and founded the strategic advisory group Oceros Advisors LP. Bernardino holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and a master's degree in business administration (finance) from the University of San Diego.
Not All Stem Cells Are Created Equal: Vernon Bernardino (10/3/13) Biotech companies are fiercely competing to create the newest and best miracle drugs using stem cell technologies. How can an investor spot the potentially victorious outliers amid the chaos of rival scientific claims? The failure rate of new product development in the only recently understood cell space is terrifying, but in this interview with The Life Sciences Report, analyst Vernon Bernardino of MLV & Co. reveals his formula for evaluating the strongest contenders. Bernardino also names five companies with products that may succeed in this new and competitive space.
"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 More >
"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 More >
"We expect FDA approval in the near term—likely by the end of the year—for OCLS' Microcyn Hydrogel device." (11/26/13) Oculus Innovative Sciences Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Jocelyn August More >