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Benzinga  8 hrs ago  Comment 
Puma Biotechnology Inc (NASDAQ: PBYI) investors got some major vindication Wednesday when the FDA’s Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee voted 12–4 to recommend approval of neratinib for treatment of patients with early-stage HER2-positive...
Forbes  12 hrs ago  Comment 
Biotech M&A deals are often driven by the buyer's interest in the lead asset in the biotech's portfolio. In order to capture the full value, spin-outs of the secondary assets following an acquisition can be solution. Several recent examples hare...
FierceBiotech  May 25  Comment 
Redx has suspended trading of its shares after a creditor stepped up its attempt to recoup a loan. Liverpool council called in administrators to help it claw back a £2 million ($2.6 million) loan it gave Redx in 2012 by selling the biotech’s...
Motley Fool  May 24  Comment 
A positive FDA advisory committee meeting makes approval of Puma's breast-cancer drug likely.
Benzinga  May 24  Comment 
Puma Biotechnology Inc (NASDAQ: PBYI) traders are eagerly-anticipating the end of the trading halt for Puma on Wednesday after the company received a positive recommendation for approval of neratinib from the FDA’s Oncologic Drugs Advisory...
SeekingAlpha  May 24  Comment 
FierceBiotech  May 24  Comment 
The U.K. has been closing the gap on the leading life sciences sectors in Boston and the San Francisco Bay area, but uncertainty caused by Brexit could undermine those efforts, said the national industry body.
FierceBiotech  May 24  Comment 
OrphoMed gained a $39 million early funding boost from a Japanese big pharma and a host of VCs as it looks to push on with work on its leading med for forms of irritable bowel syndrome that it hopes can have a better safety profile than those meds...




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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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