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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Monday Deal Review: December 24, 2012

Welcome to your Monday Biotech Deal Review for December 24, 2012.  While the past week was relatively slow as everyone prepared for holiday breaks, there was nonetheless a series of option grants, commercial agreements and even the closing of a major private placement and conversion of a convertible debenture.  Click onward to see more, and of course, we wish you a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!

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Monday Deal Review: December 17, 2012

Welcome to your Monday Biotech Deal Review for December 17, 2012.  This week saw the completion of a number of previously announced acquisitions, as well as the announcement of new ones. The latter group includes Gilead’s acquisition of YM Biosciences and Helix’s sale of Rivex to Pharmascience. See the details on these major transactions, as well as the past week’s other biotech news, by clicking through.

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Monday Deal Review: December 10, 2012

Welcome to your Monday Biotech Deal Review for December 10, 2012.  This week saw significant activity in the commercial and licensing agreements arena, as well as a couple M&Eh transactions. Of particular note is Valeant’s commercial resolution of their ongoing issues with Gladerma SA stemming from Valeant’s recent purchase of Medicis.  On the M&A side of things, Biosign has purchased their exclusive distributor Bioanalytics Inc. hot on the heels of closing their recent private placement, which closed the previous week. See the rest of a relatively busy past week’s major biotech deals by clicking through!
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Investing in Junior Mining –Consider Biotech Stocks Also: Part 23 of Valuation and Other Biotech Mysteries

[Ed. This is the twenty-third part in Wayne’s series. You can access the whole thing by clicking here. Please leave comments or questions on the blog and Wayne will address them in future posts in this series.
As with all commentary on this blog, these comments do not consider the investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any particular person, and investors should obtain professional advice based on their own individual circumstances before making any investment decision.]

Many Canadian small cap investors have probably done most of their investing in resource companies. Although monoclonal antibodies, gold, copper and oil have substantially different chemical properties, discovery activities, manufacturing processes and commercial uses, the investment strategies used are more similar than one might expect because the commercialization processes are similarly long, expensive and high risk.
Read on for similarities, differences and strategies…

Monday Deal Review: December 3, 2012

Welcome to your Monday Biotech Deal Review for December 3, 2012.  An unusually high number of private placements characterized the past week’s Canadian biotech activity, with Biosign Technologies having closed one private placement and following up with another. Cynapsus has filed a short form prospectus, following last week’s filing by Allon Therepeutics, and Patheon has indicated they intend to make a cash tender offer for outstanding senior notes.  See more detail on these and last week’s other major biotech stories by clicking through!
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