Tag: Illumina (ILMN)

Outperforming, favorite, and undervalued biotech firms

Outperforming, favorite, and undervalued biotech firms

The Week in Review #28 The approval of revolutionary products created by biotech firms with solid scientific fundamentals, superior scientists and advanced technologies is what motivates us to pick for investment biotech and biopharmaceutical firms. So, let’s see what has been approved in the parting week  from firms that we picked for investment.       IMPORTANT APPROVALS       Prohost Picked Firm     …
Victims of fear and misunderstanding

Victims of fear and misunderstanding

ProhostLetter #423 TOMORROW’S THERAPEUTICS TODAY For a more or less fair evaluation of biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms, analysts currently rely for their assessment on criteria that include quarterly financial results, products’ sales revenues, and year over year growth of each and every marketed therapeutic. When it comes to clinical-stage firms, the logic implies that these criteria cannot be relied on for evaluation, as most of …
Illumina’s Contribution to Practicing Precision Medicine

Illumina’s Contribution to Practicing Precision Medicine

When we reiterated that Illumina (ILMN) is the engine of the biotechnology evolution we meant it. We have to add, though, that the evolution made possible by Illumina’s sequencers and next-generation sequencing (NGS) engine is tremendously improving research and medical practice.  Regarding medical practice, the most recent news announced a global strategic partnership between Illumina and Loxo Oncology (LOXO) to co-develop and commercialize a multi-gene panel for broad tumor …
Observing Queer Stories

Observing Queer Stories

Prohost Letter #418 Observing Queer Stories  PORTOLA - Portola (PTLA) has been granted approval of an important factor Xa inhibitor Bevyxxa (betrixa-­ban for extended prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in acute medically ill patients with risk factors for a life-­threatening VTE . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or log in.
Another Week of Outperformance

Another Week of Outperformance

Coming Soon... The Week in Review #16 More Exciting Rallies in Prohost Picks - The past week and for several week fascinating outperformances have been seen for many of the Prohost Portfolio stocks. We continue to articulate that the good news is not only in the stocks’ rallies, but also in the outstanding stories behind them . . . This content is for paid subscribers. …
Prohost Letter #413

Prohost Letter #413

Prohost Letter #413 FROM BIOTECH TO BIOPHARMA - New research, new findings, new discoveries of trustworthy and doubtful biomarkers more understanding of genomics and proteomics, in addition to more breakthrough diagnostic procedures, are all gifts of the life-science revolution. This revolution started with molecular biology, the discovery of the DNA and its functions, which was the prelude to genomic understanding, gene sequencing, and genetic engineering and …
Reasons for Vertex’s & Illumina’s Outperformance

Reasons for Vertex’s & Illumina’s Outperformance

Synopsis Most of the Prohost picked stocks gained momentum and closed higher at the end of the week. Some rallied because that’s what they were supposed to do after the quarterly financial when most biotech stocks are subjected to selloffs, including those that have clearly outperformed in real life. The most outperforming of our picked stocks in July and continue to outperform are Illumina (ILMN) …
Prohost Letter #408

Prohost Letter #408

Prohost Letter #408 AT A GLANCE - Continued from the Previous Prohost Letter #408 In the Past issue #407, we picked the following firms: NEUROCRINE BIOSCIENCES (NBIX) Treating Tardive Dyskinesia CYTOMX Improving On Cancer Immunotherapy CELYAD SA (CYAD) Bringing Solutions To Immunotherapy Problems Please Read the articles written about these firms in the Issue #407 In This Issue We Add  NEW LINK GENETICS...
Prohost Letter #407

Prohost Letter #407

Prohost Letter #407 AT A GLANCE - Firms Added to Prohost Portfolio PROHOST IS PICKING NEUROCRINE BIOSCIENCES   On March 27, a few days before the FDA approves Neurocrine’s (NBIX) drug Ingrezza, (valbenazine) capsules for adults with tardive dyskinesia (TD), we posted an article titled “Time for Transformation and Achievements”. In the article, we stated that Neurocrine Sciences Ingrezza will highlight Neurocrine Biosciences and its …
OncoCyte’s Liquid Biopsy Test Has Positive News

OncoCyte’s Liquid Biopsy Test Has Positive News

OncoCyte (OCX) has news. This firm, which develops non-invasive blood and urine liquid biopsy diagnostic tests has good news about its lung cancer liquid biopsy. Liquid biopsy is a term recently coined for a simple blood test that can replace current invasive and expensive biopsy procedures for the detection of cancers at their early stages. This simple blood test is expected to lessen the need …
Prohost Letter #405

Prohost Letter #405

Prohost Letter #405 Synthetic Biology (3) We have already decided upon becoming shareholders the day synthetic biology firm called Synthetic Genomics turns public. We reiterate that firms specialized in synthetic biology are numerous private and publicly traded. Some are promising, others are walking in place and a few have plummeted. With the general underperformance of synthetic biology stocks, many shareholders abandoned ship. Investors felt that …
Will the FDA Approve Amgen’s Drug Parsabiv Next Month?

Will the FDA Approve Amgen’s Drug Parsabiv Next Month?

Amgen (AMGN) The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published findings from three Phase 3 studies of Parsabiv (etelcalcetide), an investigational intravenous calcimimetic agent in the U.S. The studies evaluated Amgen’s drug Parsabiv in more than 1,700 adults with secondary hyperparathyroidism on hemodialysis and showed that the drug produced statistically significant and clinically meaningful reductions in serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels, a key marker …
Learning from Pfizer Acquisition. Regeneron to Fight Zika and More

Learning from Pfizer Acquisition. Regeneron to Fight Zika and More

Pfizer accepted to pay $14 billion in cash to acquire Medivation. It is important for investors to know what Pfizer is after with regard to this acquisition so that investors could sense the current deep-pocketed biopharmaceutical firms’ preferences in selecting their takeover targets. Recognizing the facts behind Pfizer’s decision could also protect investors from being mislead by negative bloggers who, while serving their own agendas, …
Incyte Acquires Ariad Pharmaceuticals European Operations. See Also: A Great Achievement by Illumina

Incyte Acquires Ariad Pharmaceuticals European Operations. See Also: A Great Achievement by Illumina

By June, which is next month, Incyte (INCY) will be the owner of the European operations of Ariad (ARIA). That’s what both firms have announced yesterday. Among other details, the firms decided on signing a licensing agreement for exclusive development and commercialization rights to Ariad’s Iclusig (ponatinib) in the European Union and 22 other countries, including Switzerland, Norway, Turkey, Israel and Russia. Iclusig is approved …
Why Illumina Might Be Offering a Lucrative Investment Opportunity

Why Illumina Might Be Offering a Lucrative Investment Opportunity

Illumina Showing 6% revenue increase over the same quarter last year, Q1 2016, was not enough as Illumina (ILMN) missed analysts’ expectations and its own projections regarding its revenues. Prior to the announcement of its Q1 results, the giant gene sequencing firm offered investors a comprehensive explanation of the origin of the miss and the actions it has already begun to take to avoid future misses. Illumina pinpointed …
Illumina: A Great Transformation and Transition

Illumina: A Great Transformation and Transition

As we kept describing it, Illumina’s (ILMN) is the engine behind the biological revolution reflected in the current existence of treatments, which aim at targets that were unknown before this firm enabled discovering them. Illumina’s establishing and launching the independent company, Grail, will speed the successful outcome of the war against cancer. It will contribute to advancing the diagnosis of cancer through a tremendous increase in the sensitivity …
Prohost Letter #392

Prohost Letter #392

Prohost Letter #392 February 28, 2016 - How could it be possible for any genius to make intelligent guesses about the market's next moves when highly regarded experts, including Nobel Prize winners in economics, remained quizzical about the recent horrifying performances of publicly traded stocks? Since the beginning of 2016, the stock market has been made to look as if a runaway train with many passengers …
The Two Pianists: Breakthrough in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases. See Also: Illumina

The Two Pianists: Breakthrough in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases. See Also: Illumina

The Evolution of Liquid Biopsy TWO PIANISTS, GUARDANT HEALTH and C4 THERAPEUTICS Biotech firms are bringing future technologies and treatments into the present days, while Stock Market’s evaluators are assessing their values with out-of-date inappropriate methods. The unfair evaluations add to the firms’ burdens and devastate investors who pick the best biotech firms and lose their money nonetheless. The two players we are presenting today …
Prohost Letter #386

Prohost Letter #386

Prohost Letter #386 An Evaluation of Prohost Picks and Some Other Interesting Biotechnology Companies (Part 2) (Continued from Previous Prohost Letter #385) See Page Listening to Top-tier biotech firms’ presentations we could not resist appreciating their accomplishments, which made us dare to predict that the time has come for the self-serving preachers to find it extremely hard to convince shareholders to to sell stocks of …