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Analyst: Biotech to Have 'Eventful Year' with Data Readouts in Three Indications
March 15, 2019 (Investorideas.com Newswire) This California company expects results from clinical trials in liver disease and psoriasis in 2019.

Large US Market Now Open to Livestock Feed Antibiotic Replacement
March 12, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Proprietary OxC-beta livestock feed supplement can supplant the need for maintenance antibiotics. Antibiotic resistance is a major health threat worldwide and many countries have banned or are banning the use of antibiotics as growth promoters in livestock.

Coverage Initiated on Cancer Vaccine Firm
March 11, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) An H.C. Wainwright & Co. report explained the reasons for its "bullish view" on this California-based life sciences company.

U.S. Biotech Makes 'The Acquisition We Were Waiting For'
March 8, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) By tucking in this retinal gene therapy firm, the Massachusetts-based company gains assets and synergy.

After Financing Close, Biotech's Subsidiary to Operate Independently
March 6, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) An H.C. Wainwright & Co. report explained the purpose of the funding and how any resulting developments would positively impact the former parent company.

Biotech to Launch Preclinical Studies of Antibody in Eight Cancer Types
March 1, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) This company's new trials, preferred dosing and upcoming biologics license application submission are discussed in an H.C. Wainwright & Co. report.

FDA Grants Breakthrough Status to Biopharma's Lead Candidate for Liver Disease
February 27, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) The California firm's most advanced asset is advancing through Phase 2b, according to a ROTH Capital Partners report.

Innovation Continues as the #FDA Clears CardioComm Solutions' (TSXV: EKG) Novel ECG Smartphone App and Heartcheck(TM) Device for Direct to Consumer Sales
Toronto, Ontario - February 25, 2019 (Newsfile Corp.) (Investorideas.com Newswire) CardioComm Solutions, Inc. (TSXV: EKG) ("CardioComm" or the "Company"), a leading global provider of consumer heart monitoring and electrocardiogram ("ECG") acquisition and management software solutions, has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for the over-the-counter ("OTC") sales and marketing of their device agnostic GEMS Mobile smartphone app and their newest handheld, heart rhythm monitor, the HeartCheckTM CardiBeat. Both have been cleared as a Class II medical device and are available for sale direct to consumers.

#BioelectronicMedicine; The Future for Medicine: (NASDAQ: $BSGM) (NASDAQ: $NVTR) (NYSE: $BSX) (NASDAQ: $IRTC)
Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - February 22, 2019 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a leading investor news resource covering medical technology and healthcare stocks releases a snapshot looking at the rapid advancements happening in the med tech sector and how many of these "far off" projects are now on the verge of reality.

The Future Is Now; $Medtech That's Changing Lives
Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - February 21, 2019 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a leading investor news resource covering medical technology and healthcare stocks releases a snapshot looking at the rapid advancements happening in the med tech sector and how many of these "far off" projects are now on the verge of reality.

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Biotech Stock ETF's

First Trust NYSE Arca Biotech ETF ( NYSEArca: FBT ) The investment seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the fund's fees and expenses) of an equity index called the NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index(SM). The fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes in common stocks that comprise the index. The index is an equal-dollar weighted index designed to measure the performance of a cross section of companies in the biotechnology industry that are primarily involved in the use of biological processes to develop products or provide services. The fund is non-diversified.

iShares US Healthcare ( NYSEArca: IYH ) The investment seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. equities in the healthcare sector. The fund generally invests at least 90% of its assets in securities of the underlying index and in depositary receipts representing securities of the underlying index. It seeks to track the investment results of the Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Index (the "underlying index"), which measures the performance of the healthcare sector of the U.S. equity market. The fund is non-diversified.

iShares US Healthcare Providers ( NYSEArca: IHF ) The investment seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. equities in the healthcare providers sector. The fund generally invests at least 90% of its assets in securities of the underlying index and in depositary receipts representing securities of the underlying index. It seeks to track the investment results of the Dow Jones U.S. Select Health Care Providers Index (the "underlying index"), which measures the performance of the healthcare providers sector of the U.S. equity market. The fund is non-diversified.

iShares US Medical Devices ( NYSEArca: IHI ) The investment seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. equities in the medical devices sector. The fund seeks to track the investment results of the Dow Jones U.S. Select Medical Equipment Index (the "underlying index"), which measures the performance of the medical equipment sector of the U.S. equity market. The underlying index includes medical equipment companies such as manufacturers and distributors of medical devices such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, prosthetics, pacemakers, X-ray machines, and other non-disposable medical devices. The fund is non-diversified.

iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ( NasdaqGIDS IBB ) The investment seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of biotechnology and pharmaceutical equities listed on the NASDAQ. The fund generally invests at least 90% of its assets in securities of the underlying index and in depositary receipts representing securities of the underlying index. The underlying index contains securities of NASDAQ® listed companies that are classified according to the Industry Classification Benchmark as either biotechnology or pharmaceuticals and that also meet other eligibility criteria determined by the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. The fund is non-diversified.

Market Vectors Biotech ETF ( NYSE MKT:BBH ) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Market Vectors® US Listed Biotech 25 Index. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in securities that comprise the fund's benchmark index. The Biotech Index is comprised of common stocks and depositary receipts of U.S. exchange-listed companies in the biotechnology sector. Such companies may include medium-capitalization companies and foreign companies that are listed on a U.S. exchange. It is non-diversified.

PowerShares Dynamic Biotech & Genome ETF ( NYSEArca: PBE ) The investment seeks investment results that generally correspond (before fees and expenses) to the price and yield of the Dynamic Biotechnology & Genome IntellidexSM Index. The fund generally will invest at least 90% of its total assets in common stocks of biotechnology companies and genome companies that comprise the underlying intellidex. The underlying intellidex was composed of common stocks of 30 U.S. biotechnology and genome companies. These companies are engaged principally in the research, development, manufacture and marketing and distribution of various biotechnological products, services and processes, etc. It is non-diversified.

Biotech News from Newsfile

Q BioMed and Mannin Research to Develop GDF15 Biomarker Glaucoma Diagnostic Kit Through Collaboration with McMaster University
Enabling technology to more effectively manage glaucoma progression and patient treatmentServes unmet need - Currently no single examination or diagnostic test is able to accurately predict disease progressionSimple diagnostic test that can be performed at a physician's office with no external expensive equipmentNew York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - March 19, 2019) - Q BioMed Inc. (OTCQB: QBIO), a commercial stage biotechnology acceleration development company, announced today that its technology partner Mannin Research Inc. has entered ...

Biocure Announces the Appointment of a New Director
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - March 14, 2019) - Biocure Technology Inc. (CSE: CURE) (OTCQB: BICTF) ("CURE" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that effective of today's date, Mr. Danny Joh has been appointed as a director of Biocure Technology Inc.After completing a PhD in Biochemistry at Texas A&M university and an MBA at Rice University, Danny Joh moved to the San Francisco area to build a career in the biopharma industry. For twenty ...

Rapid Dose Therapeutics and Thrive Cannabis Sign MOU to Provide Quickstrip(TM) Oral Thin Strips Under a White Label Manufacturing Agreement
Burlington, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - March 13, 2019) - Rapid Dose Therapeutics Corp. (CSE: DOSE) ("RDT" or the "Company"), a Canadian bio-technology company focused on innovative drug and active ingredient delivery solutions, is pleased to announce it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") February 27, 2019 with THRIVE Cannabis ("THRIVE") providing THRIVE the rights to sell oral thin film strips with RDT's proprietary QuickStrip™ technology using cannabis distillates provided by THRIVE and by other ...

Sona Nanotech Inc. Signs Agreement to Develop Innovative New Point of Care Tests for Infectious Diseases
Halifax, Nova Scotia--(Newsfile Corp. - March 12, 2019) - Sona Nanotech Inc. (CSE: SONA) has signed a collaboration agreement with a UK medical diagnostics company to develop new highly sensitive point of care diagnostic tests for infectious diseases.OLM Diagnostics, based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, manufactures, markets and distributes innovations in fungal and bacterial diagnostics to the healthcare sector. Its international network of clinicians, investors and stakeholders in the sector ensure its products have the ...

PreveCeutical Announces Preliminary Screening Results of Peptides Derived From Blue Scorpion Venom in a Cell-Based Brain Cancer Model
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - March 11, 2019) -  PreveCeutical Medical Inc. (CSE: PREV) (OTCQB: PRVCF) (FSE: 18H) (the "Company" or "PreveCeutical"), is pleased to announce positive results from the preliminary screening of key peptides from its scorpion venom-derived peptide research and development program (the "Peptide Program"), that is expected to enable the Company to generate Nature Identical™ peptide therapeutics intended for therapeutic applications. PreveCeutical's initial focus is to understand the activities of such peptides in ...

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4SC (XETRA: VSC.DE) is an innovative biotech company with a strong focus on clinical development. We discover and develop targeted small molecule drugs with an epigenetic mode of action for the treatment of cancer in indications with a high unmet medical need and major economic potential.

Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. (NasdaqCM: ASTM) is the leader in developing patient-specific expanded cellular therapies for use in the treatment of patients with severe diseases and conditions. Aastrom markets two autologous cell therapy products in the United States for the treatment of cartilage repair and skin replacement. Aastrom is also developing MACI(TM), a third-generation autologous chondrocyte implant for the treatment of cartilage defects in the knee, and ixmyelocel-T, a patient-specific multicellular therapy for the treatment of advanced heart failure due to ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy.

ABBOTT LABORATORIES (NYSE: ABT) is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 69,000 people.76

Abeona Therapeutics Inc. (NasdaqCM:ABEO) develops and delivers gene therapy and plasma-based products for severe and life-threatening rare diseases. Abeona's lead programs are AB0-101 (AAV NAGLU) and ABO-102 (AAV SGSH), adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies for Sanfilippo syndrome (MPS IIIB and IIIA). We are also developing ABO-201 (AAV CLN3) gene therapy for juvenile Batten disease (JBD); and ABO-301 (AAV FANCC) for Fanconi anemia (FA) disorder using a novel CRISPR/Cas9-based gene editing approach to gene therapy program for rare blood diseases. In addition, we are also developing rare plasma protein therapies including SDF Alpha™ (alpha-1 protease inhibitor) for inherited COPD using our proprietary SDF™ (Salt Diafiltration) ethanol-free process.

Ablynx (Brussels: ABLX.BR) is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of Nanobodies®, a novel class of therapeutic proteins based on single-domain antibody fragments, for a range of serious and life-threatening human diseases, including inflammation, thrombosis, oncology and pulmonary disease.

Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NasdaqGS: ACAD) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative medicines that address unmet medical needs in neurological and related central nervous system disorders. ACADIA has a pipeline of product candidates led by pimavanserin, for which we have reported positive Phase III trial results in Parkinson's disease psychosis and which has the potential to be the first drug approved in the United States for this disorder. We are currently completing NDA-enabling clinical and manufacturing activities for pimavanserin and are planning to submit an NDA with the FDA near the end of 2014. Pimavanserin is also in Phase II development for Alzheimer's disease psychosis and has successfully completed a Phase II trial in schizophrenia. ACADIA also has clinical-stage programs for chronic pain and glaucoma in collaboration with Allergan, Inc. and two preclinical programs directed at Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders. All product candidates are small molecules that emanate from internal discoveries.

Access Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC:ACCP) is an emerging biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes proprietary products for the treatment and supportive care of cancer patients. Access developed MuGard and ProctiGard and is developing multiple follow-on products. Access also has other advanced drug delivery technologies including CobaCyte™-mediated targeted delivery and CobOral-oral drug delivery, its proprietary nanopolymer delivery technology based on the natural vitamin B12 uptake mechanism.

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NasdaqGM:ACRX) is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of moderate-to-severe acute pain. The Company's late-stage pipeline includes ARX-04 (sufentanil sublingual tablet, 30 mcg), designed for the treatment of moderate-to-severe acute pain in medically supervised settings; and Zalviso® (sufentanil sublingual tablet system), designed for the management of moderate-to-severe acute pain in adult patients in the hospital setting. Zalviso delivers 15 mcg sufentanil sublingually through a non-invasive delivery route via a pre-programmed, patient-controlled analgesia device. Zalviso is approved in the EU as well as Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein and is investigational and in late-stage development in the U.S. Grunenthal Group holds the rights for Zalviso in Europe and Australia, while AcelRx retains all other world-wide rights.

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:ACOR) is a biotechnology company focused on developing therapies that improve the lives of people with neurological disorders. Acorda markets three FDA-approved therapies including: AMPYRA (dalfampridine) Extended Release Tablets, 10 mg, a treatment to improve walking in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS); ZANAFLEX CAPSULES® (tizanidine hydrochloride) and Zanaflex tablets, a short-acting drug for the management of spasticity; and QUTENZA® (capsaicin) 8% Patch, for the management of neuropathic pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia. AMPYRA is marketed outside the United States as FAMPYRA® (prolonged-release fampridine tablets) by Biogen Idec under a licensing agreement from Acorda. Acorda has one of the leading pipelines in the industry of novel neurological therapies. The Company is currently developing six clinical-stage therapies and one preclinical stage therapy that address a range of disorders including post-stroke deficits, epilepsy, stroke, peripheral nerve damage, spinal cord injury, neuropathic pain, and heart failure.

Acrux Limited (ASX:ACR.AX) is a dynamic Australian drug delivery business developing and commercialising a range of patient-preferred pharmaceutical products for global markets, using innovative, patented technology to administer drugs through the skin. Fast drying, non-occlusive topical sprays or liquids provide an enhanced transdermal delivery platform with low or no skin irritation, superior cosmetic acceptability, and simple, accurate and flexible dosing.

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