Scientists harvest eggs of last two surviving white rhino to pull species from brink of extinction

A Jurassic Park-style plan to bring back an effectively extinct species took a step towards being realised after scientists successfully harvested eggs from world’s last two northern white rhino.  Northern white rhino was thought to be doomed forever when Sudan, the planet’s last male, died at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya in March 2018.    He was…

Top-Performing Biotech ETFs YTD

The biotech sector has been going strong since the start of 2019. In fact, the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index has returned 6.3% year to date. Let’s see what’s working in favor of biotech during a time when most sectors are struggling with trade issues (read: Biotech ETFs in Focus on Impressive Q2 Earnings Results).Biggest M&A Deal…

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Here’s Why The Medicines Company Shares Jumped 13.8% Today

What happenedShares of The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) jumped 13.8% on Monday after the biotech announced that Orion-11, a clinical trial testing inclisiran in patients with high levels of LDL cholesterol, was successful.Interestingly, shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ALNY), which discovered the drug before licensing it to The Medicines Company, ended today up only 0.4%. Alnylam…

Exelixis Hits Blockbuster Status

Sales of Exelixis’ (NASDAQ: EXEL) cabozantinib franchise, which includes Cabometyx for kidney and liver cancers and Cometriq for thyroid cancer, broke $250 million globally in the second quarter, making the drug a blockbuster, typically defined as $1 billion in annual sales.Exelixis results: The raw numbers Metric Q2 2019 Q2 2018 Change Revenue $240.3 million $186.1…

5G in the manufacturing sector

2020 is the year for the 5G network market, report Gartner says the worldwide market will spike in value as businesses gear up in preparation of 5G rollouts. 5G and Industry 4.0 form a very powerful combination. Together, they can lift and shift the manufacturing sector to a much higher level of digitization, by maximizing the…