15. April 2020 | 08:10 CET
BioNTech, Evotec, EXMceuticals - Stocks with potential
Health is the most important thing in life. The current protective measures around the globe in connection with the spread of the Corona Virus Covid-19 show how great the fear and helplessness is. Above all, this pandemic has highlighted the extent of the global dependence on China as a supplier of medicines or medical ingredients and protective clothing. Supply chains will get shorter. Individuals and societies will be more focused on health and wellness. In view of the time after the current Corona Crisis it is expected that politics and the economy will reorganize and reposition themselves.
time to read: 1 minutes by Mario Hose
Natural medicine for health
EXMceuticals is a young company focused on the extraction of pure medicinal ingredients from the cannabis plant. The listed company has operations in and near Lisbon, Portugal, and plans to supply the enormous European market with high-quality and pure products from there in the future. In the context of the current Corona Crisis and the time after, the team around CEO Jonathan Summers is an ideal platform to serve a product universe that offers people added value based on entirely natural and under-appreciated ingredients.
EXMceutials already has an operational R&D unit for cannabinoids. It is now in the final stages of finishing the detailed design and equipment specification for an EU-GMP purification facility that is currently unique in Europe in terms of scale. The various fields of use for cannabis in modern medicine will become increasingly important and offer attractive growth prospects for the company and therefore it's investors.
Corona vaccine from 2021
BioNTech has been one of the most discussed companies in connection with the development of a vaccine for the prevention of the spread of Covid-19 for several weeks now. The German company works in cooperation with the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. The vaccine is expected to be available in a high number of doses in 2021. Pfizer is financing the development of the vaccine and BioNTech will subsequently refund 50% of the costs from the expected revenues. The target markets for the vaccine will be Europe and the USA.
Medical innovation service provider
Evotec is active in the research and development of active ingredients. The main focus is on gene therapy. The company develops new technologies and applies them to access more precise and effective drugs. Evotec cooperates with renowned partners around the globe in early phases to increase efficiency in the development of active ingredients as an external innovation service provider. According to Evotec, quality and speed are at the forefront of its collaboration with customers.