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Syncona: a biotech trust that's going for a song
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Syncona: a biotech trust that's going for a song

Syncona is an investment trust that invests in promising, privately-held biotechnology companies. It looks too cheap.
15 Jun 2020
AstraZeneca mulls €240bn mega-merger with Gilead Sciences
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AstraZeneca mulls €240bn mega-merger with Gilead Sciences

Pharma firm AstraZeneca is considering a merger with US peer Gilead Sciences to create a company with a market value of $240bn.
11 Jun 2020
Compound interest: the eighth wonder of the world
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Compound interest: the eighth wonder of the world

Setting up a pharmaceuticals trust in the mid-1990s taught Max King the power of compounding
26 May 2020
The race to defeat the superbugs has just begun
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The race to defeat the superbugs has just begun

Drug-resistant bacteria are far more dangerous than Covid-19. So will we soon see major progress in developing new antibiotics? It will be a long slog…
22 May 2020
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Biotech firm's shares soar on hopes of a Covid-19 vaccine
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Biotech firm's shares soar on hopes of a Covid-19 vaccine

Shares in biotech firm Moderna have rocketed after an early-stage trial of a drug showed promise. But they could soon return to earth. Matthew Partrid…
21 May 2020
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Three stocks to profit from the healthcare innovation revolution
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Three stocks to profit from the healthcare innovation revolution

Anthony Ginsberg, manager of the HAN-GINS Indxx Healthcare Innovation UCITS ETF, picks three of his favourite healthcare stocks to buy now.
11 May 2020
Three biotech stocks to buy for healthy long-term returns
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Three biotech stocks to buy for healthy long-term returns

Professional investor Marek Poszepczynki of the International Biotechnology Trust picks three biotech stocks with strong balance sheets that look well…
27 Apr 2020

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Cash injection: join the hunt for a coronavirus vaccine
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Cash injection: join the hunt for a coronavirus vaccine

Covid-19 has renewed interest in preventing the spread of viruses. But the appeal of this rapidly growing sub-sector of the pharmaceuticals market sho…
23 Apr 2020
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Gilead's anti-viral expertise will stand it well
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Gilead's anti-viral expertise will stand it well

There is far more to biotech giant Gilead Sciences than its potential treatment for Covid-19; it has expertise in anti-virals against a wide range of …
14 Apr 2020
Profit from treating peanut allergies
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Profit from treating peanut allergies

Aimmune Therapeutics has produced the best treatment yet for children who have a peanut allergy.
14 Apr 2020
Gilead's takeover of Forty Seven should soothe shareholders' worries
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Gilead's takeover of Forty Seven should soothe shareholders' worries

Gilean, the biopharma giant, is stocking up on potentially lucrative cancer drugs by snapping up smaller operators.
6 Mar 2020
Five funds to buy into biotech's healthy future
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Five funds to buy into biotech's healthy future

The biotech sector has struggled over the past year, but it remains a solid long-term investment. Here are five good ways to buy in.
26 Nov 2019
The best way to play the biotech boom
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The best way to play the biotech boom

Syncona is an unusual investment trust that invests in promising privately held biotech companies. It should be a core holding in any portfolio, says …
30 Jul 2019
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How stem cells are changing the face of medicine
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How stem cells are changing the face of medicine

We have only just started getting to grips with the vast life-saving potential of stem cells, the basic building blocks of the body. Dr Mike Tubbs exp…
26 Jul 2019
How to profit from the age of bespoke medicine
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How to profit from the age of bespoke medicine

Doctors have traditionally approached diseases with a one-size-fits-all model. But advances in genetics and artificial intelligence are making medical…
11 Jul 2019
The drugs don’t work: stopping the spread of the superbugs
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The drugs don’t work: stopping the spread of the superbugs

Antibiotic resistance could turn medical inconveniences into death sentences and become a bigger killer than cancer. Governments and pharmaceutical co…
11 Apr 2019
Immunotherapy: new hope in the battle against cancer
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Immunotherapy: new hope in the battle against cancer

Immunotherapy is a burgeoning sector that heralds a breakthrough against the world’s second-most deadly disease. Dr Mike Tubbs explains how investors …
4 Apr 2019
Invest in helium, biotech, and UK small caps in 2019
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Invest in helium, biotech, and UK small caps in 2019

We asked our contributors to choose their favourite investment ideas from around the world for this year and beyond. Here’s what they came up with.
27 Dec 2018
Investing in healthcare innovation
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Investing in healthcare innovation

The Worldwide Healthcare Trust provides investors with access to exciting opportunities, says Max King.
19 Oct 2018
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Where to find the pick of the bunch in biotech stocks
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Where to find the pick of the bunch in biotech stocks

Professional investor Ailsa Craig picks three biotech stocks generating revenues and profits, and which have long-term patent protection.
5 Oct 2018
A memorable day for Biogen investors
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A memorable day for Biogen investors

Biotech company Biogen’s promising treatment for the most common cause of dementia has just cleared a key hurdle.
7 Sep 2018
Three biotech stocks to buy now
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Three biotech stocks to buy now

Professional investor Daniel Koller picks three cutting edge three biotech stocks to buy now.
27 Jul 2018