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Aethlon Medical, Inc.

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Aethlon Medical (NasdaqCM:AEMD) is a leading developer of immunotherapeutic technologies to combat infectious disease and cancer.  To augment the body's natural immune defenses, the Aethlon Hemopurifier® eliminates life-threatening disease targets that are often shielded from the immune system and not well addressed by traditional drug therapies. The technology captures circulating viruses, bacterial toxins and cancer promoting exosomes through affinity attachment to a unique structure that cloaks these targets from immune detection. At present, the Hemopurifier® is being advanced under an FDA approved clinical study. Aethlon is also the majority owner of Exosome Sciences, Inc., a company focused on the discovery of exosomal biomarkers to diagnose and monitor life-threatening diseases.  Additional information can be found online at www.AethlonMedical.com or you can connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+

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Investing in Life Sciences Under the Trump Presidency
February 17, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Stocks in all areas of life sciences including biotech to pharma have been on a roller coaster since Donald Trump won the election in November.

Regeneus Hits the Fast Track with Major Japanese Partnership
February 9, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Regeneus, an Australian regenerative medicine company, has entered into an collaboration with a major Japanese firm to manufacture its stem cell therapy Progenza, a move that may accelerate approval and that has a pair of analysts optimistic about the company's future.

Luminor Drives the Scout DS Forward
February 7, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Veteran investor Bob Moriarty discusses Luminor Medical Technologies, whose Scout DS technology offers a noninvasive diabetic screen, measuring blood-sugar levels without taking blood.

ContraVir's Hep B Drug Could Be a Game Changer
February 2, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) In light of a Q4/16 announcement by ContraVir Pharmaceuticals about the effectiveness of its compound targeting the hepatitis B virus (HBV), several analysts believe expanding its Phase 2a dose escalation trial could lead to positive results for a population that represents an unmet medical need, as well as for the company.

Companies Flocking to Japan for Biotech Deals
February 2, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) For the last two years, Japan has been at the forefront of accelerated approval for regenerative medicine products and has seen lots of licensing and contract manufacturing deals and M&A activity.

Inovio's Zika Vaccine Generates Robust Immune Responses
January 27, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Inovio's Zika vaccine has demonstrated robust antigen-specific antibody responses in a Phase 1 study with 40 volunteers.

CVR Medical (TSXV: $CVM) (FSE: B3BN) (OTCQB: $CRRVF) Puts Emphasis on Patents with Cozen O'Connor
Vancouver, British Columbia - January 26, 2017 (Newsfile Corp.) (Investorideas.com Newswire) CCVR Medical Corp. (TSXV: CVM) (FSE: B3BN) (OTCQB: CRRVF) ("CVR Medical") has retained the services of Cozen O'Connor.

#Biotech News: Cell MedX (OTCQB: $CMXC) Receives Approval from Health Canada to Commence its Observational Clinical Trial in Canada
Carson City, Nevada - January 23, 2017 (Newsfile Corp.) (Investorideas.com Newswire) Cell MedX Corp. (OTCQB: CMXC), Cell MedX Corp. ("Cell MedX" or the "Company"), is happy to announce that it has received an approval from Health Canada to commence its observational clinical trial in Canada.

iCo Therapeutics (TSXV: $ICO) (OTCQB: $ICOTF) Provides Multiple Corporate Updates
Vancouver, British Columbia - January 23, 2017 (Newsfile Corp.) (Investorideas.com Newswire) iCo Therapeutics (TSXV: ICO) (OTCQB: ICOTF) ("iCo" or "the Company") announces several corporate developments.

Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist: Takeaways for Investors
January 20, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Why should investors keep an eye on these twenty small-cap biotechs in 2017?

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Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. ( NasdaqCM: ASTM ) is the leader in developing patient-specific expanded cellular therapies for use in the treatment of patients with severe diseases and conditions. Aastrom markets two autologous cell therapy products in the United States for the treatment of cartilage repair and skin replacement. Aastrom is also developing MACI(TM), a third-generation autologous chondrocyte implant for the treatment of cartilage defects in the knee, and ixmyelocel-T, a patient-specific multicellular therapy for the treatment of advanced heart failure due to ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy.

ABBOTT LABORATORIES ( NYSE: ABT ) is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 69,000 people.

Ablynx ( Brussels: ABLX.BR ) is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of Nanobodies®, a novel class of therapeutic proteins based on single-domain antibody fragments, for a range of serious and life-threatening human diseases, including inflammation, thrombosis, oncology and pulmonary disease.

Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. ( NasdaqGS: ACAD ) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative medicines that address unmet medical needs in neurological and related central nervous system disorders. ACADIA has a pipeline of product candidates led by pimavanserin, for which we have reported positive Phase III trial results in Parkinson's disease psychosis and which has the potential to be the first drug approved in the United States for this disorder. We are currently completing NDA-enabling clinical and manufacturing activities for pimavanserin and are planning to submit an NDA with the FDA near the end of 2014. Pimavanserin is also in Phase II development for Alzheimer's disease psychosis and has successfully completed a Phase II trial in schizophrenia. ACADIA also has clinical-stage programs for chronic pain and glaucoma in collaboration with Allergan, Inc. and two preclinical programs directed at Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders. All product candidates are small molecules that emanate from internal discoveries.

Access Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( OTC:ACCP ) is an emerging biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes proprietary products for the treatment and supportive care of cancer patients. Access developed MuGard and ProctiGard and is developing multiple follow-on products. Access also has other advanced drug delivery technologies including CobaCyte™-mediated targeted delivery and CobOral-oral drug delivery, its proprietary nanopolymer delivery technology based on the natural vitamin B12 uptake mechanism.

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. ( NasdaqGS:ACOR ) is a biotechnology company focused on developing therapies that improve the lives of people with neurological disorders. Acorda markets three FDA-approved therapies including: AMPYRA (dalfampridine) Extended Release Tablets, 10 mg, a treatment to improve walking in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS); ZANAFLEX CAPSULES® (tizanidine hydrochloride) and Zanaflex tablets, a short-acting drug for the management of spasticity; and QUTENZA® (capsaicin) 8% Patch, for the management of neuropathic pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia. AMPYRA is marketed outside the United States as FAMPYRA® (prolonged-release fampridine tablets) by Biogen Idec under a licensing agreement from Acorda. Acorda has one of the leading pipelines in the industry of novel neurological therapies. The Company is currently developing six clinical-stage therapies and one preclinical stage therapy that address a range of disorders including post-stroke deficits, epilepsy, stroke, peripheral nerve damage, spinal cord injury, neuropathic pain, and heart failure.

Acrux Limited ( ASX:ACR.AX ) is a dynamic Australian drug delivery business developing and commercialising a range of patient-preferred pharmaceutical products for global markets, using innovative, patented technology to administer drugs through the skin. Fast drying, non-occlusive topical sprays or liquids provide an enhanced transdermal delivery platform with low or no skin irritation, superior cosmetic acceptability, and simple, accurate and flexible dosing.

Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc . ( NYSE MKT:ATMN ) is a New York-based biopharmaceutical company developing innovative targeted payload immunotherapeutics for the treatment of advanced cancers. Actinium's targeted radiotherapy products are based on its proprietary delivery platform for the therapeutic utilization of alpha-emitting actinium-225 and beta-emitting iodine-131 radiopharmaceuticals in conjunction with monoclonal antibodies. The Company's lead radiopharmaceutical product candidate Iomab-B is designed to be used, upon approval, in preparing patients for hematopoietic stem cell transplant, commonly referred to as bone marrow transplant. The Company plans to conduct a single, pivotal, multicenter Phase 3 clinical study of Iomab-B in refractory and relapsed AML patients over the age of 55 with a primary endpoint of durable complete remission. The Company's second product candidate, Actimab-A, is continuing its clinical development in a Phase 1/2 trial for newly diagnosed AML patients over the age of 60 in a single-arm multicenter trial.

Active Biotech ( Stockholm:ACTI.ST ; OTC:ATVBF ) a biotechnology company, focuses on developing pharmaceuticals for the treatment of autoimmune/inflammatory diseases and cancer in Sweden. Its projects include Laquinimod, an orally administered compound in Phase III clinical trial development for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, primarily multiple sclerosis; Tasquinimod, which is in Phase III clinical trial for the treatment of prostate cancer; and ANYARA, a protein drug in Phase II/III study for the treatment of renal cell cancer. The company is also developing Paquinimod (57-57), a compound primarily for the treatment of systemic sclerosis; and RhuDex, a compound that is primarily intended to be used as a drug for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Its preclinical project product is ISI (inhibition of S100 interactions) for producing patentable chemical compounds that interact with S100A9, a target molecule for the quinoline compounds.

Adamis Pharmaceutical Corp . ( NasdaqCM:ADMP ) is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products in the therapeutic areas of respiratory disease, allergy, oncology and immunology. The Company's current specialty pharmaceutical product candidates include the Epinephrine Injection PFS syringe product for use in the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis, APC-1000 and APC-5000 for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, APC-2000 for the treatment of bronchospasms, and APC-3000, an HFA inhaled nasal steroid product for the treatment of allergic rhinitis. The Company's vaccine product candidates and cancer drug product candidates include TeloB-VAX, a cell-based therapeutic cancer vaccine and three drugs, APC-100, APC-200, and APC-300, for the treatment of prostate cancer.

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First Trust NYSE Arca Biotech ETF ( NYSEArca: FBT ) The investment seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the fund's fees and expenses) of an equity index called the NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index(SM). The fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes in common stocks that comprise the index. The index is an equal-dollar weighted index designed to measure the performance of a cross section of companies in the biotechnology industry that are primarily involved in the use of biological processes to develop products or provide services. The fund is non-diversified.

iShares US Healthcare ( NYSEArca: IYH ) The investment seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. equities in the healthcare sector. The fund generally invests at least 90% of its assets in securities of the underlying index and in depositary receipts representing securities of the underlying index. It seeks to track the investment results of the Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Index (the "underlying index"), which measures the performance of the healthcare sector of the U.S. equity market. The fund is non-diversified.

iShares US Healthcare Providers ( NYSEArca: IHF ) The investment seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. equities in the healthcare providers sector. The fund generally invests at least 90% of its assets in securities of the underlying index and in depositary receipts representing securities of the underlying index. It seeks to track the investment results of the Dow Jones U.S. Select Health Care Providers Index (the "underlying index"), which measures the performance of the healthcare providers sector of the U.S. equity market. The fund is non-diversified.

iShares US Medical Devices ( NYSEArca: IHI ) The investment seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. equities in the medical devices sector. The fund seeks to track the investment results of the Dow Jones U.S. Select Medical Equipment Index (the "underlying index"), which measures the performance of the medical equipment sector of the U.S. equity market. The underlying index includes medical equipment companies such as manufacturers and distributors of medical devices such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, prosthetics, pacemakers, X-ray machines, and other non-disposable medical devices. The fund is non-diversified.

iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ( NasdaqGIDS IBB ) The investment seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of biotechnology and pharmaceutical equities listed on the NASDAQ. The fund generally invests at least 90% of its assets in securities of the underlying index and in depositary receipts representing securities of the underlying index. The underlying index contains securities of NASDAQ® listed companies that are classified according to the Industry Classification Benchmark as either biotechnology or pharmaceuticals and that also meet other eligibility criteria determined by the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. The fund is non-diversified.

Market Vectors Biotech ETF ( NYSE MKT:BBH ) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Market Vectors® US Listed Biotech 25 Index. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in securities that comprise the fund's benchmark index. The Biotech Index is comprised of common stocks and depositary receipts of U.S. exchange-listed companies in the biotechnology sector. Such companies may include medium-capitalization companies and foreign companies that are listed on a U.S. exchange. It is non-diversified.

PowerShares Dynamic Biotech & Genome ETF ( NYSEArca: PBE ) The investment seeks investment results that generally correspond (before fees and expenses) to the price and yield of the Dynamic Biotechnology & Genome IntellidexSM Index. The fund generally will invest at least 90% of its total assets in common stocks of biotechnology companies and genome companies that comprise the underlying intellidex. The underlying intellidex was composed of common stocks of 30 U.S. biotechnology and genome companies. These companies are engaged principally in the research, development, manufacture and marketing and distribution of various biotechnological products, services and processes, etc. It is non-diversified.