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By Matthew Sauer, Esq.: Biotechnology has been on a wild ride in 2014, but in the long run, the sector represents the future of medicine. We are now seeing medicine and treatments customized to an individual's DNA, to say nothing of exciting...
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stocks are rebounding Friday after the market's bounce off Thursday's oversold conditions. With buying opportunities abounding, here are charts to watch from four biotech companies, twoaof which got a big boost from the...
Forbes  Oct 17  Comment 
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Benzinga  Oct 17  Comment 
Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: HART), or HART, a clinical stage biotechnology company developing regenerated organs for transplant, initially focused on the trachea, has recently been informed by the principal...
TheStreet.com  Oct 17  Comment 
BOSTON (TheStreet) -- This week's Biotech Stock Mailbag opens with a question about the strong performance of small-cap stocks in what has otherwise been aadown week. @adamfeuerstein hey Adam that rise of 6% last 2 days in $ARNA must be because...
FierceBiotech  Oct 17  Comment 
Adaptimmune's pioneering approach to cancer immunotherapy has charted some impressive results in a small study. And while the biotech is quick to point out that it's early days yet, the data underscore the potential of a therapy that has convinced...
FierceBiotech  Oct 17  Comment 
Last quarter biotech attracted a whopping $1.8 billion in new venture cash, the biggest quarter since 2005.
WA Business News  Oct 17  Comment 
Biotech firm Virax Holdings' shares have jumped 40 per cent after announcing it's set to take over US government funded clinical trials of a drug to treat terminal cancers.
GenEng News  Oct 16  Comment 
The Internet is a big place; when you're looking for biotech-related websites, where should you start? At GEN's Best of the Web, of course! Every other issue, we bring you a list of biotech- and biopharma-related websites we think you, GEN reader,...
The Australian  Oct 16  Comment 
A BIOTECH firm that’s using a pineapple root extract to treat diarrhoea in pigs has begun trading on the Australian Securities Exchange.




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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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