Tag: 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 …
Prohost Letter #385

Prohost Letter #385

Prohost Letter #385 An Evaluation of Prohost Picks and Some Other Interesting Biotechnology Companies The Top-Tier Group The indiscriminate attack on the biotech sector impacted the best biotech firms more than it did the worst. In other words, the attack devastated the undervalued, without correcting the stock price of overvalued, or even valueless, firms. The problem is that those who instigate computer programs selling of …
Prohost Letter #384

Prohost Letter #384

Prohost Letter #384 The Assassination of the Biotech Sector The Market (Part 2) On Friday September 18, 2015, the biotechnology sector occupied the news headlines for two different reasons. The first was the sudden unexplicable and unexpected plummeting of the biotech sector. The stocks were flying sky high until modday and suddenly, all the biotech stocks, without exception, took a dive. The second reason was the triumph of …
Prohost Letter #383

Prohost Letter #383

Prohost Letter #383 The Market - Recent tails about the market and the biotech sector are true thrillers. By true we mean no-fiction. The accounts lack common sense. Professionals' interpretations of the stocks' and of the market's moves are bizarre and misleading. General investors complain only when the stocks' volatility gets out of hand, yet, do not object to the hype, or interferes against the baseless …
Prohost Letter #379

Prohost Letter #379

Prohost Letter #379 Investors Concerns, Excitments and Expectations It is understandable the fact that bullish and bearish analysts have opposite opinions (opposite wishes too) on biotech firms’ pipelines products and clinical trial results. They differ in assessing important news and in applying different criteria in their evaluation in order to establish proof of concept of their personal views. Articles are filling the media with contradicting …
Prohost Letter #378 Part 2

Prohost Letter #378 Part 2

Prohost Letter #378 Part 2 2015 ASCO ANNUAL MEETING What a Big Revolution in Oncology! The ASCO meeting projected the huge advancement in the understanding, diagnosing and treating cancer. What looked as if a sudden explosion has brought in the big change, the change was, in fact a slow, deep-rooted evolution, built up over a long period of trial and error with the failures constituting …
Prohost Letter #378 Part 1

Prohost Letter #378 Part 1

Prohost Letter #378 Part 1 Views and Visions TOP-TIER BIOTECHNOLOGY COMPANIES GILEAD We wrote a lot about Gilead (GILD), doing our best to protect investors against negative gossip that filled the media and aimed at misleading and insulting investors’ intelligence. We never lowered our target based on the perpetrated, fabricated stories, which made many investors lose confidence in Gilead’s strategy and sell their stocks, thus, …
Prohost Letter #377

Prohost Letter #377

Prohost Letter #377 PICKING BIOTECH FIRMS Before Investing in Them Raising the bar in designating small drug developing firms as biotechnology firms has occurred several times since 2011. In that year, many technologies were tremendously enhanced, which enabled them to realize superior goals, i.e., produce safer and more effective breakthrough drugs for chronic debilitating and life-threatening diseases. Prohost Portfolios picks, which have outperformed other industries’ …