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Market Intelligence Center  2 hrs ago  Comment 
March-end seems ill-fated for the biotech space. After witnessing a sharp sell-off last March, the biotech space has succumbed to a correction this March. Last year, this soaring corner of the broad U.S. healthcare market suffered the steepest...
FierceBiotech  3 hrs ago  Comment 
Cambridge, MA-based Catabasis is once again raising cash. According to a Form D filed with the SEC yesterday, the biotech has raised $12.4 million out of a $20.4 million raise.
FierceBiotech  3 hrs ago  Comment 
New York City's nascent biotech investment fund is ready to get rolling, recruiting some venture capital partners to join Eli Lilly, Celgene and GE Ventures with hopes of pouring $150 million into the local life sciences startup scene.
FierceBiotech  4 hrs ago  Comment 
Cardio3 Biosciences is set to become the latest European biotech to pitch up on Wall Street in search of cash from public investors. And with a clinical-phase CAR-T asset in its pipeline, the Belgian biotech stands a chance of tapping into...
Wall Street Journal  4 hrs ago  Comment 
Sarepta Therapeutics said Chief Executive Chris Garabedian resigned, following tension between the biotech and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over a key muscular dystrophy drug. Chief medical officer Edward Kaye will take over as interim CEO.
FierceBiotech  6 hrs ago  Comment 
A big venture round led by Sofinnova Ventures and backed by a lengthy string of biotech stalwarts and public investment firms is bound to get tongues wagging again about a possible IPO in the near future for San Diego-based aTyr.
MarketWatch  7 hrs ago  Comment 
The bubble-like ascent of biotech stocks in the last few months concerns columnist Jeff Reeves.
Reuters  8 hrs ago  Comment 
* Follows flood of IPOs in the United States (Adds estimated proceeds, background)
FierceBiotech  Mar 31  Comment 
Nearly two months after activist investor Sarissa Capital disclosed a major stake in Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, the biotech has signed an agreement giving Alex Denner's group some board representation in exchange for a reprieve from tension.
Market Intelligence Center  Mar 31  Comment 
Biotech Holders (BBH) presents a trading opportunity that offers a 4.55% return in just 80 days. A covered call on Biotech Holders at the $132.00 level expiring on Jun. '15 offers an assigned return rate of 4.55% or 20.74% annualized. This trade...




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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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