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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Monday Deal Review: October 28, 2013

  Welcome to your Monday Biotech Deal Review for October 28, 2013! This week saw some activity in both the M&A and financing spaces, notably involving BELLUS Health, Concordia, Arch Biopartners, Novadaq and others.

Hit the break to catch up on the week’s major biotech news!

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Monday Deal Review: October 21, 2013

  Welcome to your Monday Biotech Deal Review for October 21, 2013! After a busy few weeks in September and October, the past week saw a slow in activity across the sector. Nonetheless, hit the break to get a rundown on this week’s major stories!

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Share Price Performance in Q3 2013 for the Canadian Healthcare Sector (Part 2): Extraordinarily positive results for the smaller cap public companies

Wayne Schnarr - serious

In this blog, I will focus on the Canadian public healthcare companies which started 2013 with share prices between $0.10 and $0.99 (53 companies). While the results for the larger companies covered in Part 1 of this blog were strong, the results for the smaller cap companies were even stronger. Some caution is needed as many of the share prices bounced off 2013 lows on low trading volumes and minor events.

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Monday Deal Review: October 14, 2013

  Welcome to your Monday Biotech Deal Review for October 14, 2013!

Of particular note this week is the innovative collaboration between Sirona Biochem and Bloom Burton & Co. The venture seeks to develop and commercialize new therapeutics in the areas of inflammation and infectious disease. Such an arrangement purports to take advantage of Sirona’s proprietary fluorination technology platform, and Bloom Burton’s knowledge of the market and expertise in commercialization, delivering to market products targeted towards rare or neglected inflammatory diseases and bacterial resistance. This model shows significant promise, so look to this space to see how the relationship progresses.

Hit the break to get the full scoop on the week’s major stories!

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Share Price Performance in Q3 2013 for the Canadian Healthcare Sector: An upbeat quarter for the larger cap public companies (Part 1)

Wayne Schnarr - seriousIn order to assess share price performance in 2013 among the Canadian public healthcare companies, I have used an initial portfolio of 118 companies. The portfolio has been split into three parts according to the closing share price on December 31, 2012: $1.00 or more (38 companies); $0.10 to $0.99 (53 companies); and less than $0.10 (originally 27 companies).

In this blog, I am going to comment on the Q3 and 9-month performance of the first group of companies with share prices of $1.00 or more to start 2013. Whereas there is usually little share price movement in the slow summer quarter, Q3 2013 was very upbeat and the performance in the first 9 months of 2013 is actually strong.

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Monday Deal Review: October 7, 2013

  Welcome to your Monday Biotech Deal Review for October 7, 2013! A busy week saw significant activity in both the financing and commercial agreement spaces.  Of note is MedMira recieving a $6.1 million equity investment.

Hit the break for the full rundown of the week’s major biotech news! And thanks again to Jennifer Ng of Norton Rose Fulbright for helping out with this week’s post.

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