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Cell Therapy Market to Grow Beyond Oncology As Big Pharma Expands Investments
Santa Clara, Calif. - January 17, 2019 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Focus on precision medicine is encouraging R&D across the cell therapy market with Big Pharma/Bio-Pharma responding through collaborations with small to mid-segment players with niche therapeutic focus, thereby gaining a competitive edge with respect to therapy, technology as well as geographic spread.

#Biotech Stock News: Biocure (CSE: CURE) (OTCQB: BICTF) Signs a Collaboration Agreement with Y Biologics
Vancouver, British Columbia - January 14, 2019 (Newsfile Corp.) (Investorideas.com Newswire) Biocure Technology Inc. (CSE: CURE) (OTCQB: BICTF) (the "Company" or "Biocure") BiocurePharm, Korea ("BPK"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Biocure Technology Inc. ("CURE") has entered into a collaboration agreement with Y Biologics ("YB"), a private R&D company in Korea who is specialized in antibody therapeutics in cancer, autoimmune disease and metabolic disease.

Coverage Initiated on Pharma 'Leveraging Large Markets with Differentiated Products'
December 31, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) A Ladenburg Thalmann report outlined the investment thesis for this Colorado-based life sciences firm.

Therapeutics Developer Secures Patents, Continues Phase 3 Trial Planning
December 28, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) An H.C. Wainwright & Co. report provided an update on the Q3/18 activities and achievements of this company targeting NASH.

Coverage Initiated on Vaccine Developer with 'Transformational' Data Expected
December 28, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) A Ladenburg Thalmann report discussed this biotech's late-stage clinical assets in RSV and influenza.

Investor Ideas Adds New Stocks in #Cannabis ($HITI.C, $TEQ.C), #Biotech ( $TLC, $VAPO), China-Asia ( $QFIN, $WEI) and Homebuilder ( $LEGH)
Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - December 28, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a global news source and leading investor resource announces this week's additions to its global stock directories in cannabis, biotech, China/Asia and homebuilder.

Small-Cap Firm Announces Major Medical Technology Acquisition
December 19, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Ron Struthers of Struthers Resource Stock Report profiles an innovative medical firm in Canada that just announced the acquisition of a medical technology firm, a move that will expand its reach across Canada.

Small-Cap Company Could Be the Face of the Future of Medicine
December 11, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) A company in Canada is changing the paradigm for providing healthcare in Canada and potentially elsewhere by integrating technology and artificial intelligence.

Precision Medicine Developer Secures Another Patent for Drug Candidate
December 6, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) This company takes a step forward in its efforts to protect its intellectual property.

Biotech Delivers Positive Study Results for Prostate Cancer Prognostic Test
December 6, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) An H.C. Wainwright & Co. report reviewed this firm's latest news concerning a data readout, trial approval and therapeutic application.

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Biotech Stock ETF's

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.

Biotech News from GlobeNewswire

Presentation of Clearside Biomedical’s Extension Study of PEACHTREE for XIPERE™ Exhibits Durability Following Second Dose

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Jan. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLSD), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing treatments that restore and preserve vision for people with serious eye diseases, announced today that data from MAGNOLIA, an extension study of PEACHTREE, its pivotal Phase 3 trial of XIPERE™ (formerly “suprachoroidal CLS-TA”) in patients with macular edema associated with non-infectious uveitis, was presented by Pauline Merrill, MD during the winter symposium of the American Uveitis Society in Park City, UT. Dr. Merrill is a Partner at Illinois Retina Associates and Section Director of Uveitis in the Department of Ophthalmology at Rush University Medical Center.

Media Advisory: Top Smoking Cessation Experts Meet in Ottawa

OTTAWA, Jan. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- National and international smoking cessation authorities are gathering in Ottawa today to attend the second and final day of the 11th Annual Ottawa Conference: State of the Art Clinical Approaches to Smoking Cessation, Canada’s premier event promoting the latest ideas and evidence in clinical tobacco treatment, program development and smoking cessation research. This year’s proceedings take place ahead of National Non-Smoking Week, January 20-26.

Avis aux médias : Les plus grands experts de l’abandon du tabac se rassemblent à Ottawa

OTTAWA, 19 janv. 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Des experts du Canada et du monde entier se rassemblent à Ottawa aujourd’hui pour la deuxième et dernière journée de la 11e Conférence annuelle d’Ottawa : Approches cliniques : nouvelles tendances en matière d'abandon du tabac, source par excellence de nouvelles idées et de découvertes en matière de traitement clinique du tabagisme, de développement de programmes et de recherche sur l’abandon du tabac. Cette année, la conférence se tient juste avant la Semaine nationale sans fumée, qui se déroulera du 20 au 26 janvier.

Taconic Biosciences 的动物完成了国际空间站的最新任务

纽约州伦斯勒县, Jan. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 提供基因工程啮齿动物模型解决方案的全球领导者 Taconic Biosciences 宣布,国际空间站的最新任务已顺利完成。

Taconic Biosciences 的動物完成了國際空間站的最新任務

美國紐約州倫斯勒縣, Jan. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 提供基因工程囓齒動物模型解決方案的全球領導者 Taconic Biosciences 宣佈,國際空間站的最新任務已順利完成。

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4SC (XETRA: VSC.DE) is an innovative biotech company with a strong focus on clinical development. We discover and develop targeted small molecule drugs with an epigenetic mode of action for the treatment of cancer in indications with a high unmet medical need and major economic potential.

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.76

Abeona Therapeutics Inc. (NasdaqCM:ABEO) develops and delivers gene therapy and plasma-based products for severe and life-threatening rare diseases. Abeona's lead programs are AB0-101 (AAV NAGLU) and ABO-102 (AAV SGSH), adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies for Sanfilippo syndrome (MPS IIIB and IIIA). We are also developing ABO-201 (AAV CLN3) gene therapy for juvenile Batten disease (JBD); and ABO-301 (AAV FANCC) for Fanconi anemia (FA) disorder using a novel CRISPR/Cas9-based gene editing approach to gene therapy program for rare blood diseases. In addition, we are also developing rare plasma protein therapies including SDF Alpha™ (alpha-1 protease inhibitor) for inherited COPD using our proprietary SDF™ (Salt Diafiltration) ethanol-free process.

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.

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NasdaqGM:ACRX) is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of moderate-to-severe acute pain. The Company's late-stage pipeline includes ARX-04 (sufentanil sublingual tablet, 30 mcg), designed for the treatment of moderate-to-severe acute pain in medically supervised settings; and Zalviso® (sufentanil sublingual tablet system), designed for the management of moderate-to-severe acute pain in adult patients in the hospital setting. Zalviso delivers 15 mcg sufentanil sublingually through a non-invasive delivery route via a pre-programmed, patient-controlled analgesia device. Zalviso is approved in the EU as well as Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein and is investigational and in late-stage development in the U.S. Grunenthal Group holds the rights for Zalviso in Europe and Australia, while AcelRx retains all other world-wide rights.

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.

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