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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 >
Ran Nussbaum is a managing partner and co-founder of The Pontifax Group, which has established three funds with more $200M under management and more than 30 portfolio companies. Over the past eight years, Nussbaum has managed the group's activity alongside Tomer Kariv. He also served as CEO of Biomedix and was NasVax Ltd.'s chairman of the board. Prior to joining Pontifax, he was a partner at Israel's largest business intelligence and strategic consulting firm. Nussbaum's work revolves around constant and active involvement in companies, providing them with strategic and business development oversight. Nussbaum serves as a board member of many of the Pontifax Group's portfolio companies, including TheraCoat, CollPlant Ltd., Quiet Therapeutics, Fusimab Ltd. and OCON Medical Ltd., where he is currently chairman of the board.
Three New Picks from the Hot Biotech IPO Market: Ran Nussbaum (8/22/13) Ran Nussbaum, co-founder and managing partner of The Pontifax Group, is a venture capitalist seeking game-changing products that will create real value for patients, pharmas and investors. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Nussbaum addresses three public companies in different stages of development—from a penny stock with a preclinical value driver to a revenue-generating "larger" small-cap company developing novel products for critical orphan indications. As a bonus, Nussbaum drops two European biotech names that he believes are suffering from anonymity in U.S. markets.
"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 >