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Biotech investing might appear easy considering some of the big gains we've witnessed in recent years, but these three common mistakes make it very difficult for the average biotech investor to make money.
SeekingAlpha  Aug 23  Comment 
By Stephen Simpson, CFA: The last year hasn't actually been all that bad for biotech, as the S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEARCA:XBI) has outperformed the S&P 500 by about six or seven points. Whether or not the XBI is a great benchmark for the biotech...
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Considering that agriculture has a share of about 18 per cent in India and rsquo;s gross domestic product (GDP) and employs over half of country and rsquo;s population, the sector holds grave significance in view of its role in ensuring food...
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BOSTON (TheStreet) -- Aalate summer Biotech Stock Mailbag. Sean L. writes: Big fan and follower of all things biotech. I came across the Feuerstein-RatainaRule. I don't doubt the validity or consistency of it, however, I'm wonderingadoes the...
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FierceBiotech  Aug 22  Comment 
Israeli biotech NeuroDerm has secured a $16 million investment to support its work on a wearable treatment for Parkinson's disease, working through a mid-stage study on its lead candidate for the neurodegenerative ailment.
The Australian  Aug 22  Comment 
ESRA Ogru, the high-profile ex-CEO of biotech Phosphagenics, has pleaded guilty to misappropriating $6.1m of company money.




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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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