Author Archives: Steve Walker

Voyager Therapeutics signs another neurodegenerative disease deal with AbbVie that screams “Buy this small cap now.”

The News: Voyager Therapeutics Inc. (Cambridge MA) struck a deal with AbbVie Inc. (North Chicago) to develop and commercialize vectorized antibodies directed at pathological species of alpha-synuclein for the potential treatment of Parkinson’s… Read more »

It’s time to reclassify schizophrenia as a neurologic disorder.

The News: A mental health advocacy group has spearheaded a new initiative to reclassify schizophrenia as a neurologic, rather than a psychiatric, disease. The action is designed to reduce stigma and ultimately… Read more »

Healthcare stocks keep rockin as February begins with searing action. Will it last, or flame out?

Winners far outpaced losers last week as the broader market continued to worry about trade talks with China and the prospect of another government shutdown over the Trump wall. Check… Read more »

Healthcare IPOs keep rolling along, and not just in the US. Will March come in like a lion, or a lamb?

The News: While markets take a breather during this holiday shortened week, any big IPO news in the US will likely come in the form of new filings. A company… Read more »

Three healthcare stocks shine while two fizzle to cap the first month of 2019’s investor lottery. Who’s a rational bet and who’s a pure gamble.

The healthcare stock market’s recent success is largely dependent on the fact that, as the global population increases and more people need access to healthcare, companies in the space are prepared… Read more »

IPOs are back in business; well, unless and until there’s another government shutdown.

IPOs are back in the race for torrents of cash. The government is fully funded until February 15, which means a wave of IPOs should begin launching today (Feb. 4)…. Read more »

And now for something completely different in biotech: Lab-grown, “clean” meat. If Bill Gates and Warren Buffett like the idea…well?

The Premise: Contemplate a world where eating meat derived from animals is a thing of the past. Ridiculous, you say. But during the past year, the field of cultured (or… Read more »