Commented by Juliane Zielonka on March 23rd, 2023 | 08:02 CET
The risk of cancer is increasing worldwide for people over the age of 50. The reasons for this are lack of sleep and exercise, pre-existing diseases and poor nutrition. It has now also been scientifically proven that permanent stress is a cause of Parkinson's disease. According to the WHO, disabilities and deaths due to Parkinson's are increasing faster worldwide than for any other neurological disease. Pharmaceutical and biotech companies are doing everything they can to improve the quality of life of those affected. The Canadian biotech company BioNxt is working on a comparative study to improve a therapy patch for treating Parkinson's and make accompanying drug products scalable. Bayer subsidiary Bluerock Therapeutics is using data from the Apple Watch to research Parkinson's symptoms. And CEO Uğur Şahin of BioNTech has closed a billion-dollar deal in cancer therapy.Read
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!
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.Read
Commented by Fabian Lorenz on July 7th, 2022 | 14:33 CEST
Surprise at BioNTech: competitor CureVac sues the Mainz-based biotech company for alleged patent infringements. Specifically, the lawsuit concerns BioNTech's Corona vaccine, which is based on mRNA technology. CureVac founder Ingmar Hoerr, in turn, is considered the discoverer of this new vaccination technology. However, CureVac failed with the development of its own Corona vaccine. Valneva also had no luck with its Corona vaccine, but it seems to have an attractive product pipeline. Nevertheless, the euphoria over the entry of the US pharmaceutical group Pfizer has faded. The situation at NervGen is different: according to experts, NervGen could achieve its greatest success in decades with NVG-291 in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Tomorrow, a capital increase is to be completed, and the share price will likely regain momentum.Read