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- BioLife Solutions Inc.
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Brian Marckx is the senior medical device/diagnostics analyst with Zacks Investment Research, He covers small- and micro-cap medical device and diagnostic companies with a focus on development-stage companies with novel and emerging technologies, as well as already established names still flying under the radar. Prior to joining Zacks, Marckx worked as a high-yield bond analyst on Wachovia Securities' institutional trading desks, where he specialized in the healthcare and industrials industries. Prior to that he was an analyst in corporate finance at First Union National Bank. Marckx has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Bloomberg Businessweek and Kiplinger. His work has also been cited in various market studies and working papers including those from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Deloitte & Touche, and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in finance from St. John Fisher College, and received his master's degree in business administration from Wake Forest University. Marckx is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Micro-Cap Medtech with Explosive Upside Potential: Brian Marckx (12/19/13) Combine the complexity of genomic testing with the high risk inherent in micro-cap stocks, and you have investment opportunities that require exceptional diligence. The reward for understanding the value proposition of budding companies? The payoff can be enormous. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Senior Medical Device Analyst Brian Marckx of Zacks Investment Research has selected eight micro-cap names that could return triples, quads and more for investors willing to do their homework.
Eight Small-Cap Medtechs with Big Prospects: Brian Marckx (8/7/13) Small-cap medical technology has long been regarded as the ugly duckling of biotech. . .but think again. Brian Marckx of Zacks Small-Cap Research believes that the real gems of the medtech space complementŚand can even outshineŚsexier drug and surgical therapies. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Marckx makes a strong case for eight small- and micro-cap names that could bring home huge returns for investors.
"BLFS, which expects to benefit from the emerging field of regenerative medicine, set a new revenue record for the ninth straight quarter." (8/8/13) BioLife Solutions Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Brian Marckx Moreá>
"VRS makes a device called the Aura for the detection of skin cancer, which is a virtually untapped detection device market." (8/8/13) Verisante Technology Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Brian Marckx Moreá>
"If all goes well, CUR's NSI-189 product will move into Phase 2 development in Q2/15, so that is a good advancement opportunity." (1/22/15) Neuralstem Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Edward Stopke Moreá>
"ATHX completed enrollment in its Phase 2 stroke study before the new year, so the first 90-day results will emerge in Q1/15E." (1/22/15) Athersys Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Edward Stopke Moreá>
"The research synergy with Gilead and Merck could prove fruitful for RNN in terms of acquisition potential." (1/22/15) Rexahn Pharmaceuticals Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Edward Stopke Moreá>
"The vote of confidence CTH has received from The Michael J. Fox Foundation is very advantageous." (1/8/15) Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Daniel Pearlstein Moreá>
"The new year holds a great deal of promise for the field of regenerative medicine, with companies like NEO at the forefront." (12/30/14) NeoStem Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Steve Brozak Moreá>