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The ASCO 2019 Special Edition

The ASCO 2019 Special Edition

Prohost Letter #432 The ASCO 2019 Special Edition SPRAYING FEAR The Victims Are The most disturbed victim of the instigated and irrelevant fear against investing in the stock market is the market itself. Indeed, baseless fear campaigns frighten positive investors while encouraging short-selling investors to maximize their selling which intensifies the markets volatility. We have been experiencing this phenomenon since the beginning of 2019. Market …
Genomes, Genes and Gene Therapies

Genomes, Genes and Gene Therapies

Prohost Letter #431 Genomes, Genes and Gene Therapies In this issue of the Prohost Letter we focus on genomes, genes and gene therapies. National DNA day is April 25th . On this day we commemorate: James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin and other of their collegues who published papers on the structure of DNA in 1953. It is an opportunity to celebrate the …
The Week in Review #40

The Week in Review #40

  Conquering NASH Gilead and Novo Nordisk Conquering NASH What was Gilead Sciences' (GILD) announcement at EASL? What is Gilead doing to find effective treatments for NASH? Why would Novo Nordisk's (
Prohost Letter #430

Prohost Letter #430

Prohost Letter #430 Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gilead The FINCH 1 trial: Has it reached its primary endpoints? How did the drugs respond as compared to placebo; what is the disability index, clinical remission, disease activity rate and safety results? What’s happening with Gilead’s HIV product? Read about Gilead’s collaboration with Galapagos. See how Prohost answers these questions in this issue #430 of the Prohost Letter. …
During the Departed Week

During the Departed Week

The Week in Review #39 During the Departed Week Three Prohost Portfolio Picks Hit Their 52-Week Highs The three picks referred to in the above title are, Novartis (NVS), Array (AARY) and Ionis (IONS). Previous Prohost Letters discussed Novartis and Array and continued to remind that they are Prohost favorites. The time has come to take a deeper look at Ionis; starting with the reasons …
End of the Year Decisions ~ Part 4

End of the Year Decisions ~ Part 4

Prohost Letter #429 End of the Year Decisions ~ Part 4 We picked for our portfolio what we believed are biotech firms with breakthrough technologies  and promising products. The few firms that failed us in the beginning were lacking good management or suffered from greedy management. Later, when we liked biotech companies, we picked them only when we confirmed their management’s capability and honesty... &nbsp …
Good news and setbacks during the departed week

Good news and setbacks during the departed week

The Week in Review #38 SYNOPSIS Good News and Setbacks During the Departed Week from the Prohost Portfolio FIRMS WITH GOOD NEWS SPARK THERAPEUTICS The most important happening, with the most exciting positive impact, has come this time from our picked gene therapy company, Spark Therapeutics (ONCE). It was electrifying news, which announced acquisition by Roche (RHHBY) of Spark Therapeutics; at a price of $114.50 …
The Week in Review #37

The Week in Review #37

From the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (ASCO GU) Prostate Cancer A presentation by Bayer demonstrated improvement in the treatment of non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Separate presentations by Bristol-Myers and Janssen also demonstrated improvement in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Non-Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer Bayer Results from pivotal Phase 3 ARAMIS trial with Bayer’s (BAYRY) and Orion Corporation’s jointly-developed product darolutamide plus …
End of the Year Decisions ~ Part 3

End of the Year Decisions ~ Part 3

Prohost Letter #428 End of the Year Decisions ~ Part 3 In Part 3 of this series we selected two firms, both were recently added to the Prohost Portfolio. The first firm, FortySeven (FTSV), focuses on an immunotherapy that differs from the breakthrough blockbuster checkpoint inhibitors on the surface of the T Cells. FortySeven’s products target checkpoint proteins on both cancer cells and macrophage cells. The latter …
Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Now You See it, Now You Don’t Deliberate Omissions of Real Facts Real facts might be displayed or concealed depending on the news announcers’ or bloggers’ self-interests. The following contains cases of deliberate or unintentional omission of facts that led to the decline of fundamentally sound biotech and biopharmaceutical firms in bullish market during the departed trading week . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please …
End of the Year Decisions Part 2

End of the Year Decisions Part 2

Prohost Letter #427 End of the Year Decisions ~ Part 2 As a result of the unexpected volatility in the stock market, we carefully reassessed each and very stock we picked for the Prohost Portfolio. Consequently, we had to change many of our 2019 targets in all 7 tables which represents the whole portfolio of companies we believe are offering lucrative investment opportunities. On January 3, …
End of the Year Decisions ~ Part 1

End of the Year Decisions ~ Part 1

Prohost Letter #426 End of the Year Decisions ~ Part 1 We decided to make this Prohost Letter a guideline of our opinion regarding all the firms we picked for the Prohost Portfolio, rather than the few firms that we promised to elaborate on in the Prohost Portfolio that we posted on January 1, 2019 at the Prohost Biotech website . . . This content …
The NEW Prohost Portfolio for 2019

The NEW Prohost Portfolio for 2019

The NEW Prohost Portfolio Small Important Changes We are making some very small but important changes in our portfolio. Each table represents a sector among the various technological divisions that create more effective products currently being used, or intended to be used, in the management of various illnesses...
Politics and the Market

Politics and the Market

The Week in Review #35 Politics and the Market The market tumbled today as Theresa May, the Prime Minister of England, delayed the Brexit vote!  The question becomes, what will be put forth next as a legitimate reason for bringing the market down and eroding investors’ gains? The weather? A war among gangs in a fourth-world country? Maybe the resignation of the chairman of a …
When common sense fails to explain market performance

When common sense fails to explain market performance

Prohost Letter #425 When Common Sense Fails to Explain the Market Performance It is not unusual for the stock market to be in a selloff mood for a few days. However, in the last couple of months, the market unexpectedly plunged deep into the ocean of the unknown. The exaggerated volatility was nerve-wracking for professional analysts. This is especially true for candid analysts who base …
Improving on immunotherapy and preventing one of its serious side effects

Improving on immunotherapy and preventing one of its serious side effects

The Week in Review #34 Improving on Immunotherapy and preventing one of its serious side effects. Removal of glutamine leads to a substantial reduction in cell growth or induces cell death in certain types of cancer cells, indicating that these cells are dependent on, or "addiected" to, glutamine. Normal cells do not depend much on glutamine . . . This content is for paid subscribers. …
We call it the bad market

We call it the bad market

The Week in Review #33 WE CALL IT THE BAD MARKET The Federal Reserve’s raising of the interest rate does not and should not mean a demise of the companies trading on the NASDAQ and other stock exchanges. The biotech group of firms with strong scientific fundamentals will not stop innovating and bringing breakthroughs to millions of people who are desperate for them if an …
Positive News

Positive News

The Week in Review #32 POSITIVE NEWS PROTEOSTASIS THERAPEUTICS Cystic Fibrosis Two days ago, a clinical-­stage small firm called Proteostasis Therapeutics (PTI) announced positive preliminary results from ongoing Phase 1 cystic fibrosis studies. The trial involved the firm’s proprietary combination therapy doublet, PTI-­808 + PTI-­801...
Following the Stars. Less Science and More Logic

Following the Stars. Less Science and More Logic

Prohost Letter #424 Following the Stars Less Science and More Logic We reiterate that while a human star is born every once in a while on Earth, several stars born daily in research labs may be designated every other day by the FDA and other health regulatory agencies around the world. These agencies call these potential stars’ breakthrough drugs, but not all the molecules designated …
Outperformance, underperformance and volatility

Outperformance, underperformance and volatility

The Week in Review #31 IN THE DEPARTED WEEK NOVEL MIGRAINE DRUGS ARE APPROVED ELI LILLY AFTER AMGEN AND TEVA In less than five months, the FDA approved three products belonging to four drug developers – all targeting calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) for the prevention of migraine headache. The latest for Eli Lilly (LLY) last week . . . This content is for paid subscribers. …