Category: Sector News

Biotech Stocks: Here’s Where the Money is: Chimerix Inc (NASDAQ:CMRX)

Even though the overall stock market dipped in 2015, it was a big year for biotech companies. Nine of the top ten hottest stocks of the year in terms of share price increase came from the biotech sector. Eagle Pharmaceuticals (EGRX) was the biggest gaining stock of the year, with an increase of nearly 500 percent. At the end of the year Chimerix (CMRX) took a huge nosedive, but is now garnering positive analyst sentiment for 2016. A Banner Year for Biotechs Aside from the explosive growth of EGRX, other massive movers in biotech for the year were Exelixis...

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2015: A Rundown On Biotech’s Amazing Year

Biotechnology continues to evolve, and 2015 stands as the most important year of the industry’s existence to date. With several companies blossoming into major medical players both in the United States and around the world, it would suffice to say 2015 truly was an insane year. With an even bigger and brighter future to come, here is a look back at some of the most impressive companies and technologies to emerge out of the previous year. Anacor Pharmaceuticals (ANAC) A company doesn’t see a 248% increase in its stock value over a single year without drastic improvements and new...

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Biotech: 2016’s Most Volatile Sector

Biotechnology Applications Biotechnology fundamentally uses livings systems and organisms to develop useful products. The sector has been faced with challenges in the past with the most recent being the 2009 recession. Nonetheless, technological advancements have revolutionized the ways through which the products are made simultaneously increasing efficiency of the experimental and manufacturing processes. Many applications integrate technology with biological living organisms and derivatives creating products and processes for specific uses. The technological and biological integration has reduced the time required for drugs to complete the concept to the shelf process. Biotechnology comprises of four major industrial application areas. These...

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The Most Insane Market: Biotech

Biotechnology is a process that makes use of living systems and organisms to make products. In the recent years, the biotech sector has been booming with stocks related to the biotech industry appreciating significantly. Technological advancement has resulted in increased efficiency in the manufacturing and experimental processes. There has been a development of applications that integrate technology with biological systems living derivatives and living organisms to create processes and products for particular uses. Overview Depending on the tools and applications used, the sector overlaps with biomedical engineering and bioengineering sectors. With the widespread cases of various illnesses and medical conditions, many industries in the biotech sector are striving relentlessly to save lives. The increased demand in the medical products has resulted in the consistent growth of the sector. Biotechnology industries currently focusing on drug development and clinical research for disease and medical conditions treatment are proving to be quite profitable. In general, biotechnology has four major industrial areas. These include environmental uses, medical (health care), agriculture and crop production, and non-food (industrial) uses of crops. Non-food industries include those that manufacture biofuels and biodegradable plastics. Biotechnology is also important in your daily life because for instance one of its applications is the directed use organisms for manufacture of products like milk derivatives. The Companies Many biotechnological companies are not profitable since they specialize in research. The technology comprises of...

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What is Biotech?

You can define biotech as the marriage of science and technology for the industrial use of living organisms, their components, systems, and chemical processes for practical purposes. A few examples include medicine, agriculture, energy, and the environment. Biotech in its modern form is all about developing new ways of improving your life. Biotechnology can be divided and categorized into specific disciplines, for example: •    Medical •    Industrial •    Agricultural •    Marine Medical Biotechnology Medical biotech works to develop innovative methods that enhance diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The medical branch of biotech is changing rapidly and has been ever...

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