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Commented by Nico Popp on February 2nd, 2023 | 18:04 CET

Bulging pipeline at BioNTech, Cardiol Therapeutics - what is the problem at Aurora Cannabis?

  • Biotechnology
  • Cannabis
  • Cancer

He who heals is right. It is not quite that simple with active ingredients that are about to be approved. Drugs and vaccines must undergo extensive studies and, last but not least, have to prevail against the existing competition. We look at the pipelines of three hot stocks and venture a forecast: Where is the greatest potential for investors?

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on January 30th, 2023 | 09:13 CET

Mega biotech rally 2023! Defence Therapeutics, Bayer, BioNTech, Morphosys - Where to put the money?

  • Biotechnology
  • Cancer
  • Covid19
  • Investments

Who would have thought it? Since the beginning of the year, the stock markets have been jubilant despite difficult predictions about the economic trend in 2023. High inflation and rising interest rates are not a good breeding ground for the popular biotech stocks because they have to constantly refinance their research expenses. As the risk fee is readjusted as costs rise, investors demand higher premiums for providing money. However, some biotech stocks have taken off since the beginning of the year despite adverse conditions. What is their secret?

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Commented by Stefan Feulner on January 12th, 2023 | 14:33 CET

Powerful movements in the biotech sector - CureVac, Cardiol Therapeutics, Ambrx Biopharma

  • Biotechnology
  • Covid19
  • Cancer

That the biotech sector stands for high volatility is nothing new. Price jumps of more than 50% in one day after study results are no exception. Last year, the capital-intensive sector of the future suffered from the change in strategy by the central banks with several interest rate hikes. The Nasdaq Biotech Index alone lost around 50% of its value in some cases. In addition, smaller stocks that do not yet have a commercial product on the market experienced massive upheavals. The speed with which a rebound can set in was demonstrated not only by vaccine producer CureVac.

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Commented by Armin Schulz on January 9th, 2023 | 17:35 CET

BioNTech, Defence Therapeutics, Bayer - Is a Corona tsunami imminent?

  • Biotechnology
  • Covid19
  • Cancer

At the beginning of December, things were quiet concerning Corona. The feared wave failed to materialize, and there were no new variants. On December 7, China announced a relaxation of Corona measures. Now the country is facing a gigantic Corona wave. Many European countries have already imposed mandatory testing for entry from China. Germany has now followed suit. In parallel, the Consumer Electronics Show 2023 ran from the 5th to the 8th in Las Vegas, where all kinds of companies from all over the world presented their latest technology. Chinese companies also exhibited there. Because of the multitude of infections, new deadly mutations could emerge. As a result, pharmaceutical and biotech companies are coming back into focus.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on January 5th, 2023 | 06:35 CET

It is the year 2023 and COVID is back! BioNTech, Bayer, Defence Therapeutics, Morphosys - Which stocks stand up to the virus from China?

  • Biotechnology
  • Covid19
  • Cancer

The next COVID wave is raging in China. The situation is no less dramatic today than in 2019 because until now, only vaccines produced in the country may be administered to locals in China. Before Christmas, however, the German government obtained permission to have Germans in China vaccinated with the active ingredient from BioNTech and immediately had the first doses flown out to Beijing. Yesterday, the EU discussed a joint reaction to the current conditions in China. German medical officials are calling for mandatory Europe-wide testing of all people entering the country and are warning of a new, dangerous virus mutation due to the large numbers of infections. Investors are therefore taking the vaccine experts back into focus.

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Commented by Fabian Lorenz on December 19th, 2022 | 13:57 CET

BioNTech top, Morphosys flop and Defence Therapeutics takeover candidate?

  • Biotechnology
  • vaccine
  • Cancer

Biotech shares are volatile. Investors were reminded of this again just last week. Moderna shares initially rose by almost 30%, only to fall back by around 10% towards the weekend. But overall, the mood in the biotech segment was positive. Moderna reported positive study results on a combination therapy of a Moderna cancer vaccine and the tumor drug pembrolizumab from Merck & Co. At BioNTech, two buy recommendations and the expansion in Asia created a good mood. This mood has also prevailed at Defence Therapeutics for several weeks. The Canadians reported positive study results against tumors, and their Accum technology delivers what it promises, in which case mRNA specialists such as Moderna, BioNTech and Co. should be interested in a cooperation or even acquisition. In contrast, Morphosys slides to a new multi-year low.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on December 5th, 2022 | 12:43 CET

Attention biotech stocks: Bayer, BioNTech, Defence Therapeutics and Morphosys - These stocks look good!

  • Biotechnology
  • Cancer
  • research

After months of selling off, they are back: biotech stocks! A strong turn on the NASDAQ quickly flushed the beaten-up stocks back to the top of the hit lists. With COVID out of the spotlight, companies are returning to their long-term research lines. These have been heavily focused on cancer in recent years, and now there is even groundbreaking news on metastasis. BioNTech has thus already gained more than 40% since the October low. Morphosys, on the other hand, lost another 40% after an Alzheimer's study failed to deliver valuable results. It is worth taking another look at the sector.

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Commented by Nico Popp on November 30th, 2022 | 13:33 CET

Advances in the fight against cancer: Arcus Biosciences, Gilead Sciences, Defence Therapeutics, BioNTech

  • Biotechnology
  • Covid19
  • Cancer

Research studies from 2020 show that 72% of Germans fear cancer. However, very few people want to admit to these fears. But precisely because the subject is a big taboo, it is worth looking at the latest achievements in research. Many companies worldwide have long been fighting the epidemic - and making astonishing progress. Just recently, a US biotech announced encouraging study results. Other companies have yet to launch promising studies. We provide an overview and outline opportunities from an investor's perspective.

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Commented by Fabian Lorenz on November 30th, 2022 | 13:31 CET

Biotech stocks in focus: Morphosys, Evotec, Bayer, BioNxt Solutions

  • Biotechnology
  • Cancer
  • Investments

Biotech stocks have struggled in 2022. In Germany, BioNTech has overtaken the previous heavyweights Morphosys and Evotec in record time. Morphosys shocked investors with data on its Alzheimer's hope. Analysts lowered their thumbs, and short-sellers discovered the stock for themselves. Evotec has been quiet this year. Analysts think the valuation is attractive, but meeting earnings guidance in the current year is not a given. BioNxt shares have jumped recently, and if the positive newsflow continues into 2023, a re-rating is possible. At Bayer, the pharmaceuticals division is also developing positively. Conclusion: investors should position themselves for the biotech year 2023.

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Commented by Juliane Zielonka on November 18th, 2022 | 11:25 CET

Pfizer, Cardiol Therapeutics, Morphosys - Heart disease and cancer are on the rise!

  • Biotechnology
  • Cancer
  • heartdisease

No sooner is the Coronavirus in retreat than the damage caused by the pandemic measures comes to light. Young men, in particular, are affected by heart inflammation after two vaccinations with the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Reason enough for both companies to react to the research results of a small Canadian study with a new study that brought exactly that to light. On the other hand, the increase in myocarditis and pericarditis represents a great opportunity for Cardiol Therapeutics to successfully develop its active ingredient against pericarditis. So far, there is only one treatment available in the US that is purely inpatient, and it is in the five-digit USD range. With Cardiol's active ingredient, it may be possible to contain pericarditis more economically and effectively. Another consequence of the pandemic is an increase in cancer cases. Due to late diagnosis and a lack of access to health care, cancer is becoming a global health problem. Morphosys, still reeling this week from disappointing Alzheimer's trial results, however, has promising drugs in the pipeline.

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