Company & Industry Overviews
The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) gives good exposure to various industries in the biotechnology industry. As of October 19, IBB rose by ~0.5%.
Using the company’s partnerships and experience in ophthalmology, it plans to expand into a disease indication with a larger market. The company says it expects to place a new product candidate for this large market opportunity into development some time in 2015.
CymaBay Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company formerly known as Metabolex. It develops therapies to treat metabolic and rare diseases with high unmet need.
E-commerce represented approximately 1% of total sales in fiscal 2013, 4% in fiscal year 2014, 9% in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, and 9.7% in the second quarter of fiscal 2015.
The company “saw improvement in net sales trends over the course of the quarter as inventory levels recovered and the fall flooring season began.” But the shares are down 49% in the year to date.
“If approved for NTM patients, we believe Arikayce would be the first and only approved inhaled antibiotic for the treatment of NTM lung infections.” – Insmed
Point72 focuses primarily on discretionary long and short equity investing and makes significant quantitative and macro investments. According to reports, the fund manages assets valued at between $9 billion and $10 billion.