Showing posts with label Crispr Therapeutics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crispr Therapeutics. Show all posts

Saturday, June 8, 2019

CRISPR: Vertex Doubled Down On The Reigning Champion CRISPR/Cas9

Monitoring pharmaceutical-partnership is a prudent strategy to assess the underlying value of a platform technology.
Due to its stellar CRISPR/Cas9 platform, CRISPR Therapeutics is able to expand its collaborative relationship with the pharmaceutical elite, Vertex.
Leveraging CRISPR's expertise, Vertex is marching into the lands of gene-editing to galvanize medicines for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1.
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If you look at a fruitful marriage, chances are that the house is filled with joy and laughter. In bioscience investment, the pursuit of happiness also comes from partnership and acquisition. And, there is an aplenty of partnership to drive the common goal of delivering hopes for patients while reaping profits for shareholders. That being said, the most transcending situation occurs when a partner doubled down its initial commitment. In my view, there has to be something like an invaluable technology platform that enticed the partner. Consequently, I believe that this situation usually leads to an outright acquisition.
The prime example of the aforesaid phenomenon is the union between Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) and CRISPR Therapeutics (CRSP). Due to the partnership expansion, CRISPR shares appreciated 15% today and thereby procured a 119% profits for my Core Portfolio Alpha. Nonetheless, the best is yet to come. In this research, I'll present a fundamental analysis of CRISPR while focusing on partnership expansion.
Figure 1: Crispr stock chart (Source: StockCharts)

About The Company

As usual, I'll deliver a brief corporate overview for new investors. If you are familiar with the firm, I suggest that you skip to the subsequent section. Based in Switzerland, CRISPR Therapeutics is focused on the development and commercialization of gene-based therapies to serve the unmet needs in blood disorders, immuno/oncology conditions, and regenerative medicines. On the shoulders of its stellar gene-editing platform dubbed CRISPR/Cas9, CRISPR set out to make history. In a two-pronged approach, the firm is nourishing a highly promising portfolio of gene-editing medicines and CAR-T therapeutics.
As it galvanizes the next-generation gene-editing medicines, CRISPR attracted the attention of Vertex. In unison, the partners are developing up to six CRISPR/Cas9-based molecules. Nevertheless, CTX-001 is simply the first prodigy child in this harmonious union. But there is much more to come, as shown in the deep pipeline below.
Figure 2: Therapeutic pipeline (Source: Crispr)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

How To Best Allocate Your Capital In The IBI Long-Term Portfolio?


  • IBI Long-Term portfolio is compounding over 27% as of Jan. 12, 2018. New portfolio additions are continuing to deliver substantial profits.
  • Despite that the best strategy is to mirror IBI long-term portfolio, there are alternative approaches to capture the lucrative profits in bioscience.
  • This is an abbreviated version of the in-depth Integrated BioSci Alpha-Intelligence research available in advance to our marketplace subscribers.

“Successful investing takes time, discipline and patience. No matter how great the talent or effort, some things just take time: You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.” - The Oracle of Omaha (Warren Buffett)

Since Integrated BioSci Investing (“IBI”) commenced operations back on June 27, 2017, we’ve compounded the 27% composite gains for the IBI Long-Term portfolio for the trailing 6-month. Our robust growth is mostly due to the notable performers as depicted in table 1. Accordingly, our picks in Kite Pharma (NASDAQ:KITE), Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), Spectrum Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SPPI), Atara Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ:ATRA), Amicus Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FOLD), Exelixis Inc (NASDAQ:EXEL), and Crispr Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP) procured 82%, 282%, 153%, 100%, 62%, 59%, and 45%, respectively.
Figure 1: Notable IBI performers. (Source: Google Finance).

Without further introduction, we’ll share with you the exchange between Dr. Tran BioSci of Integrated BioSci Investing with Len Nguyen ("LN") (that can shed further insight into how to best use the IBI Long-Term Portfolio).

LN: What do you recommend as the percentage of a particular stock in the IBI portfolio that one should allocate?

Dr. Tran: I suggest that investors allocate an equal percentage to all bioscience in the IBI Long-Term portfolio. Notwithstanding, for certain equities that have compelling reasons with nearly 100% certainty that they can trump other issues, I'd double up the stakes (but no more than that). Notably, there are always the random chances that no matter how strong a thesis is, it will not be played out as one anticipated; hence, it’s best to exercise adequate diversification to minimize the risks while maximizing one’s chances of finding the multi-bagger rewards.

LN: Will you notify of sell recommendation when a particular stock in the portfolio is no longer attractive?

Dr. Tran: I will most definitely issue the sell recommendation when any stock (in the IBI Long-Term portfolio) post fundamentals decline (and the chances of rebounding are slim). This way, I can add further value to subscribers.

LN: Re the maximum percentage one should invest in bioscience versus one’s total stock portfolio (i.e. if your total stock portfolio is 100K), how much of this amount would you allocate to biotech investing?

Dr. Tran: There are different strategies to portfolio allocation. The one I'm utilizing takes into consideration of an oncoming recession as well as new opportunities. A recession will surely come in the future; however, Buffett said that one can reliably forecast the exact timing. When it comes, I strongly recommend investors not to sell your shares of IBI holdings: stellar firms with robust fundamentals will rebound to their new highs when the market stabilizes (as great investors like Buffett, Fisher, Lynch, and Mohnish Pabrai advised). I, myself, witnessed that phenomenon during the 2008 recession. Moreover, Pabrai said that during the recession, you can close your eyes, throw a dart, and it'd hit. Most companies that you invest during the recession will increase multiple folds in the subsequent years.

Recession asides, there are great bioscience opportunities that IBI seeks to uncover over time. As the results, I'd leave ample cash in anticipation for both new opportunities as well as an oncoming recession. In applying the aforesaid approach to the 100K portfolio, a good strategy is to allocate $60K into IBI while keeping $40K in cash (to deploy during a recession or whenever opportunities emerge). Furthermore, it’s best to specialize in one niche (i.e. bioscience), where there is high growth (to reward you with market outperformance in the long-term). To every rule, there is at least one exception. And, I’ll keep my eyes on special situations in other industry and alert subscribers accordingly.

Final Remarks

In all, we recommend that investors mirror the IBI Long-Term portfolio. That way, you can ensure that your portfolio has the most number of companies to be strongly diversified. Of note, it is highly difficult to earn over 50% compounded annual gain for a well-diversified portfolio in the long-term. Notwithstanding, one can expect to beat the market with the good rate over the long-haul that will substantially grow your capital. As depicted in figure 2, we calculated the 10-year investment horizon for the IBI Long-Term portfolio - assuming the 27% annual compound gains on $100K of initial capital that is fully invested - and found that IBI should turn your money into about $1M. Last but not least, this is an abbreviated sample of the in-depth Integrated BioSci Alpha Intelligence research, published in advanced and to subscribers of Integrated BioSci Investing (a community of expert physicians, scientists, executives, market leaders, and everyday investors).
Figure 2: A compound interest case study. (Source: TheCalculatorSite)

Author’s Notes: We’re honored that you took the time out of your busy day to read our market intelligence. Founded by Dr. Hung Tran, MD, MS, CNPR, (in collaborations with Dr. Tran BioSci analyst, Ngoc Vu, and other PhDs), Integrated BioSci Investing (“IBI”) marketplace research is delivering stellar returns since inceptions. To name a few, Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) procured more than 210% profits; Spectrum Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SPPI) delivered over 180% gains; Kite Pharma netted 82%. Exelixis Inc (NASDAQ:EXEL) earned greater than 50% capital appreciation. Our secret sauce is extreme due diligence coupled with expert data analysis. The service features a once-weekly exclusive in-depth Integrated BioSci Alpha-Intelligence article (in the form of research, reports, or interviews), daily individual stocks consulting, and model portfolios.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

An Integrated BioSci Research On Crispr Therapeutics: The Future Of Individualized Medicine


  • CRISPR is the revolutionary method of genes editing that can potentially treat a vast number of genetic diseases.
  • The company is also brewing its own line of promising CAR-Ts.
  • The partnership with Vertex to access its extensive resources. Fifty percent ownership of Casebia Therapeutics with Bayer to broaden the firm’s pipeline.
  • Abundant cash to fund development for the next two years.
  • This is the exclusive article for subscribers that we decided to publish earlier this week.

Since Oct. 28, 2016, shares of Crispr Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP), a bioscience firm, focusing on the development and commercialization of gene editing and CAR-T to treat cancers and genetic diseases increased by $5.61 to trade at $19.48 for  (over 40% profits). Of note, the recent FDA approval of the two CAR-T products - tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah) of Novartis (NYSE:NVS) for the treatment of refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and axicabtagene ciloleucel (Yescarta) of Gilead (NASDAQ:GILD) for resistant non-Hodgkin lymphomas - opened doors to similar therapeutics. With such exciting developments, Crispr’s share price would have been trading at much higher valuation without the patent litigation issue. In this report, we’ll explicate the company’s stellar technology (gene editing and CAR-T) while going over the patent concern, the robust financials as well as the superb management.

Figure 1: Crispr stock chart. (Source: StockCharts)

Author’s Notes: The full Integrated BioSci Research is available to subscribers of our marketplace service, Integrated BioSci Investing(where we also deliver in-depth consulting and key market-moving catalyst events).