2009: Biotech’s Stealth Small Cap Rally

On the heels of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) logging its worst annual performance since 1931 and the NASDAQ Composite (COMP) having its worst year since inception in 1971, it may have seemed counter intuitive to provide a bullish outlook for the biotechnology industry in 2009.  Nonetheless, at the start of the year we … Read more2009: Biotech’s Stealth Small Cap Rally

Buyout Buzz at ASH Hematology Confab

Scientific and medical advances weren’t the only topic of discussion at the 51st American Society of Hematology [ASH] Annual Meeting that began over the weekend in New Orleans, LA, as merger and acquisition activity took center stage. Early this morning, Celgene Corporation (CELG) announced the acquisition of privately-held Gloucester Pharmaceuticals for $340 million in cash … Read moreBuyout Buzz at ASH Hematology Confab

Biotech Baker’s Dozen to Watch at Hematology Meeting

The 51st American Society of Hematology [ASH] Annual Meeting will take place December 5-8, 2009, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.  This is the premier event for the hematology industry, attracting more than 20,000 hematologists and other health-care professionals. In this regard, Celgene Corporation (CELG) recently announced that data from … Read moreBiotech Baker’s Dozen to Watch at Hematology Meeting

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals to Benefit from FDA Action on Zevalin?

According to the American Cancer Society [ACS], non-Hodgkin lymphoma [also known as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, NHL, or sometimes just lymphoma] is a cancer that starts in cells of the lymph system, which is part of the body’s immune system.  NHL is the fifth most common cancer in both men and women in the United States [not … Read moreSpectrum Pharmaceuticals to Benefit from FDA Action on Zevalin?

Keryx: Another beneficiary of the ASCO-effect

In my prior article, I highlighted the “ASCO-effect,” which relates to the fact that biotechnology companies working in the field of cancer can experience double or triple-digit stock price increases from the end of April through the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting. Beyond the names previously mentioned, investors also appear to be … Read moreKeryx: Another beneficiary of the ASCO-effect

Biotech Stocks and the ASCO-effect

Investors are hoping that the spark that could reignite investor enthusiasm for biotech stocks is taking place right now. Approximately 30,000 participants are gathering from May 29-June 2, 2009, in Orlando, Florida, for the year’s largest cancer conference. Attendees of the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will exchange ideas … Read moreBiotech Stocks and the ASCO-effect