Pharma/Biotech General Discussion


Catalyst Biosciences

1 week ago

Catalyst Biosciences is a great company but why, why, why do they have to have a stock offering two days after I buy the stock? It's now down 17% which means I have to wait until the offering price is announced and then double my position in the company.

When's the next catalyst to get the stock back up?

PruGen Pharmaceuticals

1 week ago

Dermatologists hate Prugen and their business model. Prugen and PBMs are a HUGE reason why medications, especially generics, are so expensive. They are ultimately ripping off everyone from patients to insurance companies. Derms end up having to play games of prior authorizations and become a coupon clipper to help their patients get the meds they prescribe.

No wonder there have been significant layoffs at the company. Maybe people are finally waking up to the scam that Prugen really is.

Trump and Biotech

1 month ago

The thing is he kind of won. Stocks ended up hitting all-time highs again, Iran felt like they got revenge by hitting some bases with no one in them and he killed the guy he wanted to.

I personally think he wanted to bomb Iran back but he actually listened to smarter people this time around. For someone who can't stand the guy I was impressed. Still think killing Qasem Soleimani was a waste as they will just replace him with someone more awful as he was.

Baker Brothers Advisors

1 month ago

Yep, 41,544,288 which is their 5th largest holding as of November 2019.

Google DeepMind Spots Breast Cancer Better Than Radiologists

1 month ago

Google’s DeepMind was recently able to beat radiologists in identifying cases of breast cancer. DeepMind used AI on 2D and 3D mammography images from ~30,000 women in the U.S. and the U.K, with DeepMind being able to identify people who had their cancer confirmed within the following year via a tissue biopsy or subsequent X-rays.

The article was published in Nature. The AI cut the number of people incorrectly referred for additional screening with a false positive by 5.7% and detecting 9.4% of …

Perceptive Advisors

2 months ago

I've heard about Perceptive Advisors Biotech hedge fund as being one of the best companies in the industry. Can anyone explain why they are so good and what companies they typically invest in?

I'm familiar with Baker Brothers and thought they were the best but I'm still new to this industry. Thanks in advance.

Onconova Therapeutics Stock Flying on Anticipated Data

1 week ago

Onconova Therapeutics' stock (NASDAQ:ONTX) is on a tear in the last week, jumping over 90% on the anticipated company update being presented in February 17 at Noble Capital Markets’ Sixteenth Annual Investor Conference.

Biotechnology Jobs

2 months ago

I haven't had much luck with LinkedIn groups. I tend to focus on finding biotech recruiters or searching in LinkedIn for biotechnology sales jobs and a number of them pop up. You can also search for biotech companies and they always post their openings on LinkedIn. If you are new to the industry I would start with some of the bigger companies like Amgen, Pfizer, Merck as they have good entry level jobs to choose from.

Aldeyra Therapeutics Phase 3 GUARD Trial

2 months ago

Aldeyra Therapeutics (Nasdaq: ALDX) enrolled the first patient today into the Phase 3 GUARD Trial of ADX-2191 for the prevention of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR).

“Initiation of patient enrollment in the GUARD Trial marks an important step toward our goal of improving clinical outcomes for the thousands of patients with this rare but devastating condition,” said Todd C. Brady, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of Aldeyra. “Today, the only option for patients who develop PVR is surgery…

Intuitive Surgical Acquires Orpheus Medical

1 week ago

Intuitive Surgical (Nasdaq: ISRG) announced they have acquired Orpheus Medical, a company that provides hospitals with information technology connectivity and expertise in processing and archiving surgical video.

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