TechCrunch  4 hrs ago  Comment 
 International VC firm SOSVentures is capitalizing on the now buzz worthy biotech investment trend with the creation of IndieBio, the first accelerator to focus on just life sciences. Y Combinator raised a few eyebrows when it accepted five...
MarketWatch  9 hrs ago  Comment 
Shares of biotechnology giant Biogen Idec Inc. tumble after it’s revealed a patient using its multiple-sclerosis drug Tecfidera has died.
Wall Street Journal  10 hrs ago  Comment 
Concerns about the potential side effects of Biogen Idec’s key multiple-sclerosis treatment Tecfidera overshadowed the strong third-quarter results the biotech company posted Wednesday.
Motley Fool  11 hrs ago  Comment 
These three biotech companies may benefit if short sellers reverse course.  12 hrs ago  Comment 
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Motley Fool  12 hrs ago  Comment 
Biotech stocks running out of money is a common concern for investors of clinical-stage and early commercial stage stocks. Let's take a closer look at Arena Pharmaceuticals' current cash situation and determine whether or not current investors...
Market Intelligence Center  Oct 22  Comment 
After Tuesday's trading in Biotech Holders (BBH) the option-trade picking algorithms that power's Artificial Intelligence Center uncovered a trade that offers a 3.33% return, or 20.61% annualized (for comparison...  Oct 21  Comment 
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Market Intelligence Center  Oct 21  Comment 
After Monday's trading in Biotech Holders (BBH) the algorithms behind's Artifical Intelligence Center picked out a trade that offers a 3.69% or 22.48% (for comparison purposes only), while providing 4.15% downside...
Wall Street Journal  Oct 21  Comment 
Strong sales of a new drug helped push Actelion’s earnings higher in the third quarter, prompting Europe’s biggest biotech to upgrade its full-year guidance.


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