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2 Biotech Beauties Poised To Breakout

By John PersinosStock MarketsNov 12, 2016 03:16AM ET
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2 Biotech Beauties Poised To Breakout
By John Persinos   |  Nov 12, 2016 03:16AM ET
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The biggest profits can be made not from investing in Big Pharma companies, but from smaller-cap stocks in the biotech sector. We’ve pinpointed two small biotech companies poised to break out: VBI Vaccines Inc (NASDAQ:VBIV) and InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc (SNX:IN).

VBI’s vaccines are unique because they harness a proprietary technology created by the company, called an enveloped virus-like particle (VLP). This allows efficient and effective delivery of the vaccine by mimicking the ways the viruses travel through the body’s systems.

VBI is currently developing two vaccines for diseases that have high demand for prevention: hepatitis B and the cytomegalovirus (similar to Zika).

But VBI isn’t just a shot in the dark, floating alone in the scary biotech space. There are some big names standing behind the small-cap ($111 million) company. Perceptive Advisors’ biotech-focused fun, the Perceptive Life Sciences Fund, which is led by CEO Joseph Edelman, has bought a sizeable stake, as has Arch Ventures, helmed by Robert Nelsen, and Opko Health Inc (NASDAQ:OPK), with CEO Dr. Phillip Frost.

These are biotech investors with impressive track records – from Edelman’s stunning 5,000% play on Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SRPT) to Nelson’s early bid on Juno Therapeutic (NASDAQ:JUNO), to Frost’s own IVAX, a vaccination company that he sold to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA) for more than $7 billion.

VBI’s CEO, Jeff Baxter, is also in a good place to lead his company to success. He has a long and impressive resume that includes stints at Glaxo, as well as at Unilever (LON:ULVR) and British American Tobacco (LON:BATS) .

With its impressive roster of financial backers, as well as a seasoned exec, VBI is the best small-cap play for investors looking to substantially profit from the growing vaccine market.

InMed is a mere penny stock – currently priced around 15 cents per share – but it packs a wallop. The company has created its own proprietary biosynthesis drug development platform that derives cannabinoids from plants in an unprecedentedly cost effective and efficient manner. This process can help the company develop treatments at a faster pace than any other medical marijuana treatment-maker.

InMed’s chief medical officer, Dr. Ado Muhammed, formerly served as associate medical director at mid-cap marijuana biotech GW Pharmaceuticals Plc (NASDAQ:GWPH) and is one of the few scientists who has had clinical experience with a cannabinoid-based drug that has already been approved by the FDA (Sativex, GM’s blockbuster MS treatment).

InMed is developing therapies for conditions such as epidermolysis bullosa (EB, a serious pediatric skin disease), as well as glaucoma. There’s the potential for as much as $1 billion for a successful EB drug – currently, there’s no therapy on the market.

That would give InMed and its investors some incredible profits, as well as making the stock ripe for the picking by any Big Pharma player.

The most exciting biotech gains are currently – and will continue to be – made in from marijuana-based treatments. As pot picks up in pharmaceutical popularity, prepare your portfolio for sky-high profits.

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Arun Lama
Arun Lama Dec 20, 2016 1:18AM ET
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Having launched Sci-B-Vac commercially in 15 countries and having other vaccine candidates in the pipeline, VBI vaccine is considered as the under the radar company by the analysts. The vaccine candidates that are in the pipeline include- CMV, GBM, MB, Zika, and RSV. .InMed has two products in the pipeline which are- INM-7 and INM-085. INM-7 is for the treatment of Epidermolysis Bullosa, and INM-085 is for the treatment of Glaucoma. Both of these products are expected to have billion dollars global market if they ever get commercialized. .
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Robert Stewart
Robert Stewart Nov 22, 2016 11:33AM ET
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Investing in small cap companies is the best way to compound our money. Studies have shown that small caps companies beat the large cap companies in the long run. It’s because small caps have large growth potential while the matured companies have limited growth. Small caps investors choose potential over stability. Small caps are not stable as large caps are because small caps companies keep bringing new products in the market and the sales might fluctuate heavily. In the case of large caps like Microsoft, they are already a branded company, they have stable business.. .Small caps are rarely covered by the analysts but I’m glad you wrote about it. I believe that fortunes can be made in small caps not in matured companies. So, I’m quite interested to know more about VBI and InMed. Thanks for sharing. ..I would love to invest in companies that are related to marijuana based products because I think it’s cool. Happy investing. ..
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