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Biomass Magazine  4 hrs ago  Comment 
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization has released an analysis that finds the U.S. EPA’s new methodology for setting annual renewable fuel standard (RFS) volumes is continuing to chill investment in advanced biofuels.
Benzinga  9 hrs ago  Comment 
There are 68 exchange traded funds down at least 20 percent year-to-date. Underscoring the weakness in the previously high-flying biotechnology sector, 10 of those 68 ETFs are biotech funds. In other words, these should be go-go for inverse...
Benzinga  12 hrs ago  Comment 
Biotech stocks spiked higher on Wednesday after the U.S. government said that Medicare will be exhausted in 2028, two years sooner than projected last year. In addition, the U.S. government said that a cost-cutting mechanism known as the...
Benzinga  Jun 22  Comment 
Slingshot Insights, a crowdfunded expert network that offers investment research tools, conducted an expert call on Moleculin Biotech Inc (NASDAQ: MBRX) AML drug Annamycin last Friday. The goal of the call was to offer investors the opportunity...
Forbes  Jun 22  Comment 
Remember: the roots of intraday biotech stock movement are not planted in a field watered by logic and sense.
Motley Fool  Jun 21  Comment 
News of a share offering at unfavorable prices caused some traders to hit the sell button.
Motley Fool  Jun 21  Comment 
The biotechnology industry has been beaten up, and these five bargains are just insane.




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Biotechnology is the use of molecular biology and genetic engineering techniques to develop treatments for human diseases. Many leading companies from the industry originated in the late 70's from university research laboratories. In the 1980s after attracting venture investors and after listed in the US stock exchange,have then developed into a growing industry that uses research innovations to develop new agricultural products, biomedical tools, and human therapies such as monoclonal antibody for cancer. In 2006, 92% of employees in the biotechnology industry worked in companies that specialized in developing new drugs or medical devices and equipment, while 8% were employed in companies that specialized in agricultural products. [1] The large cap company in the group is Amgen, Genentech, Biogen-Idec, Genzyme. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) offers a low risk/reward investment vehicle for long term investors




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