Biotech

AstraZeneca’s Next “Wonder Drug”

AstraZeneca’s Next “Wonder Drug”

My favorite among the major pharmaceutical companies remains AstraZeneca (AZN). One of the main reasons is that the company specializes in one of the areas where personalized medicine is making the greatest strides: oncology, in which AstraZeneca is the recognized leader. AstraZeneca already has three blockbuster oncology drugs. Here’s what Morningstar said about these drugs […]

The Viral “Tripledemic” Opportunity

The Viral “Tripledemic” Opportunity

Scientists began warning of a potential “twindemic” – a simultaneous surge in both Covid-19 and flu cases – in the autumn. Add in the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) into the mix and you have the United States in the throes of a viral “tripledemic”. In early December, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

What’s Next for mRNA Vaccine Makers

What’s Next for mRNA Vaccine Makers

Before the coronavirus pandemic, most of us had never heard of mRNA vaccines, which is not surprising. Although scientists had been experimenting with the technology for literally decades (reminiscent of fusion), the technology had never progressed beyond the laboratory and into widespread medical use. But now, many of us have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with […]

Biogen’s Resurrection

Biogen’s Resurrection

If there is one topic that scientists disagree strongly about in the field of medicine, it is the so-called amyloid hypothesis. This theory, believed by many scientists, holds that the protein amyloid-β accumulates into toxic deposits as Alzheimer’s disease progresses, ultimately causing dementia. However, others think that amyloid is associated with the problem, but it […]

AstraZeneca’s Blockbuster Drug Pipeline

AstraZeneca’s Blockbuster Drug Pipeline

Finding winners in the pharmaceutical sector is not an easy process. But it is potentially quite lucrative. For the pharmaceutical companies themselves, the current environment for success is reminiscent of the Greek myth surrounding Sisyphus, whom the gods condemned to repeatedly roll a boulder up a hill—only to have it roll down again once he […]

Biotech’s Unknown Star is Set to Take Off

Biotech’s Unknown Star is Set to Take Off

America has a history of welcoming refugees from foreign shores. And now Wall Street is doing its part by welcoming a refugee from the United Kingdom. Unlike the U.S. market, the U.K. market has never been very fond of technology stocks, including biotechnology companies. Their valuations—and the levels of interest the attract—are usually low. That’s […]

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Recession-Proof Stock of the Week: Eli Lilly

Few sectors can withstand the economic headwinds that come during periods of economic upheaval, including recession and inflation. Recession stocks are sought out by retail and institutional investors alike. But one sector that can thrive is food—people will always need to eat. Another area largely insulated from market turmoil is the pharmaceutical sector. Prescription drugs […]

Moneypox Outbreak Puts Focus On These Two Biotechs

Moneypox Outbreak Puts Focus On These Two Biotechs

Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, monkeypox pops up. “Doctors warned that numbers will rise significantly as the virus spreads through Europe and as far as the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Spain now has the highest number of infections, outside places in Africa where the virus is endemic, with more than […]

The Drug Trade of 2022

The Drug Trade of 2022

There is multi, multi, multi-billions of dollars earmarked by the drug companies. Why? They want to acquire up-and-coming competitors and those with valuable patents they can exploit. For about 7 years, the drug industry has drastically underperformed the S&P 500. However, look over my shoulder and see how this narrative could change very soon. Every […]

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Vaccine Makers Continue to Post Big Stock Price Gains

Vaccine makers’ stocks are soaring. Pfizer (PFE) was up $1.75 earlier this week, at $52.00 BioNTech (BNTX) was up about $17, at $152.40 Moderna (MRNA)was up $15, at $153.25 This is due in part to news that China is battling another wave of coronavirus infections. Millions of people across China are on lockdown. Schools in […]