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Joel Elconin is the co-host of Benzinga's #PreMarket Prep, a daily trading idea radio show. OvaScience Inc (NASDAQ: OVAS) shares were nearly unchanged at $29.56 in Wednesday's session. The issue has fallen from its March 25 close ($49.80) to as...
Benzinga  Apr 8  Comment 
Shares of Sagent Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: SGNT) and Impax Laboratories Inc (NASDAQ: IPXL) were up on Wednesday, after analysts at Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on Tuesday. Sagent Pharmaceuticals The analysts initiated coverage of Sagent...
FierceBiotech  Apr 8  Comment 
UniQure has moved quickly to cash in on its position in the biotech limelight. Within 24 hours of unveiling its $1 billion tie-up with Bristol-Myers Squibb, the gene therapy specialist had filed the paperwork for a follow-on offering that could...
FiercePharma  Apr 8  Comment 
Who says bigger is better? According to a new report, mid-cap biotech companies are doing pretty well for themselves, thank you very much.
FierceBiotech  Apr 8  Comment 
Boston biotech Rhythm is advancing its lead drug into Phase IIb under the eye of Actavis, which has inked a deal to buy the gastrointestinal treatment if it likes what it sees.
Motley Fool  Apr 8  Comment 
Cancer deal this, cancer deal that. Intrexon investors should pay attention to the growth potential beyond healthcare applications.
FierceBiotech  Apr 8  Comment 
Neil Woodford has weighed into the debate over whether biotech is in a bubble or sustainable bull market. The veteran fund manager drew a distinction between what he sees as the bubbly multiples of some publicly traded U.S. stocks and the...
TheStreet.com  Apr 8  Comment 
NEW YORK (Real Money) -- If you aren't in it for the long term, if you don't know what we are about or what we are trying to do, please leave my stock. That's pretty much the distillation of the best conference call of the year, CEO Gary...
Financial Times  Apr 8  Comment 
Welsh government investment fund backs proton beam cancer treatment centre in Cardiff
The Hindu Business Line  Apr 7  Comment 
The executive council of the Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises has elected Dr Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman and Managing Director, Biocon, as its first non-executive chairman in an hono...




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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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