Cyclin-dependent Cancer Confab Preview

For more than a century, the American Association of Cancer Research [AACR] has held its annual meeting and this weekend will kick off the 101st event in Washington, DC, which is being held April 17-21, 2010.  Many pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies will be presenting new data and approximately 6,300 abstracts will be discussed in oral … Read moreCyclin-dependent Cancer Confab Preview

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 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