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Market Intelligence Center  11 min ago  Comment 
October traditionally has been a weak month for stocks. However, biotech stocks have shown significant resilience so far this year,... Read More > The post 5 best biotech stocks to buy In October appeared first on InvestorsObserver.
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Forbes  Oct 5  Comment 
Should newly-minted public biotechs be worried about a flood of stock impairing their stock prices following the post-IPO lockup expiry? The data suggests, in general, this isn’t a real concern: its more urban legend than reality
Clusterstock  Oct 5  Comment 
Amarin and Geron are two of the most popular stocks on the free stock-trading app Robinhood.  One stock has quadrupled in value in recent weeks while the other has seen its shares crash. In both cases, millennial investors appear to be hoping...
FierceBiotech  Oct 5  Comment 
Orchard Therapeutics has filed to raise $173 million (€150 million) in an IPO. The offering will give the GlaxoSmithKline-backed biotech the means to take three gene therapies through the clinic and onto the market.
FierceBiotech  Oct 5  Comment 
The European biotech sector is on track to break its annual funding record, according to BioWorld. After a big third quarter, the total for the first nine months of the year stands at $6.3 billion, putting the region on course to clear the $8...
MarketWatch  Oct 4  Comment 
Shares of Kodiak Sciences Inc. debuted with little fanfare, as they traded little changed after the biotechnology company's initial public offering priced well below the expected range. The first trade was at $10 at 11:30 a.m. ET for 480,541...
Wall Street Journal  Oct 4  Comment 
Biotech companies are some of the riskiest in the market and may be getting riskier. That’s one reason for the recent drought in big biotech deals.




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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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