TSX and ASX Biotech/ Life Sciences Stocks: (ASX: AHZ), (ASX: AVH), (ASX: CIR), (ASX: IVX), (TSX: AMF) Added to Investorideas.com Directories
Point Roberts, WA - April 26, 2013 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com staff: Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in investing ideas in leading sectors including biotech stocks releases the following recent TSX and ASX additions to the biotech and life sciences stock directory at Investorideas.com. The stock directories include stocks on the TSX, OTC, NASDAQ, NYSE, ASX and other leading exchanges.
Allied Healthcare Group (ASX:AHZ.AX) is a diversified healthcare company focused on investing in and developing next generation technologies with world class partners, acquiring strategic assets to grow its product and service offerings and expanding revenues from its existing profitable medical sales and distribution business. The Company has assets from Research & Development through Clinical Development as well as Sales, Marketing and Distribution. Allied Healthcare Group is in the process of commercialising its innovative tissue engineering technology for regenerative medicine. Allied also has major interest in developing the next generation of vaccines with a Brisbane-based research group led by Professor Ian Frazer. The vaccine programmes target disease with significant global potential like Herpes and Human Papilloma virus.
Avita Medical (ASX: AVH.AX) develops and distributes regenerative products for the treatment of a broad range of wounds, scars and skin defects. Avita's patented and proprietary tissue-culture, collection and application technology provides innovative treatment solutions derived from a patient's own skin. The company's lead product, ReCell® Spray-On Skin™, is used in a wide variety of burns, chronic wounds, plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. ReCell is patented, CE-marked for Europe, TGA-registered in Australia, and SFDA-cleared in China. ReCell is not available for sale in the United States; in the US ReCell is an investigational device limited by federal law to investigational use. An FDA trial on the safety and efficacy of ReCell is in process.
Circadian Technologies Limited (ASX: CIR.AX) is a biologics drug developer focusing on cancer, cancer related and ophthalmic disease therapies. It controls exclusive worldwide rights to a significant intellectual property portfolio around Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)-C and -D. The applications for the VEGF technology, which functions in regulating blood and lymphatic vessel growth, are substantial and broad. Circadian's internal product development programs are primarily focused on developing VGX-100 (a human antibody against VEGF-C) as a treatment for lymphedema resulting from breast cancer treatment and solid tumours, in particular glioblastoma and colorectal cancer, as well as developing VGX-300 (soluble VEGFR-3) for 'back of the eye' disease such as wet Age Related Macular Degeneration. Circadian has also licensed rights to some parts of its intellectual property portfolio for the development of other products to ImClone Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company, including the anti-lymphatic antibody-based drug IMC-3C5 targeting VEGFR-3.
Invion Limited (ASX:IVX.AX) is a clinical-stage drug development company focussed on the development of treatments for major market opportunities in inflammatory diseases including asthma, chronic bronchitis and lupus. Invion has two phase II proprietary therapeutic candidates: INV102 (nadolol) - a repurposed beta adrenergic inverse agonist (beta blocker); and INV103 (ala-Cpn10) - a modified naturally occurring human protein.
Amorfix Life Sciences Limited (TSX:AMF.TO) is an early-stage product development company developing therapeutic antibodies and diagnostics targeting misfolded protein diseases. Amorfix utilizes its computational discovery platform, ProMIS™, to predict novel Disease Specific Epitopes (DSEs) on the molecular surface of misfolded proteins. Using this technology, Amorfix is developing novel antibody therapeutics and companion diagnostics for cancer and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In addition, Amorfix has developed two proprietary technologies to specifically identify very low levels of misfolded proteins in a biological sample: Epitope Protection™ and AMFIA™, an ultra-sensitive dual-bead immunoassay. Use of these technologies has generated a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) screening test for both Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and an ultrasensitive method for detecting the hallmark of AD, aggregated beta-Amyloid, in brain tissue, CSF and blood from animal models of AD.
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