SOURCE: The Bedford Report

The Bedford Report

August 18, 2011 08:16 ET

Big Pharma Eyes Speculative Biotech Firms

The Bedford Report Provides Equity Research on MannKind & Celsion

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 18, 2011) - Shares throughout the biotechnology sector have been exceptionally volatile of late as developments regarding government approvals, litigation, and discoveries continue elicit large movements in stock prices. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the biotechnology industry and provides investment research on MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ: MNKD) and Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

The importance of maintaining a steady pipeline of drugs to market is having varied effects on the biotechnology industry. Analysis by the professional services firm BDO argues that larger Pharmaceutical firms are increasing reliance on biotech companies to fill its pipeline, which has been a net positive for small biotech companies.

According to Thomson Reuters, on average biotech companies in the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (NBI) spent $54 million on R&D in 2010, reflecting a 7 percent decline from 2009.

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MannKind's leading drug candidate, Afrezza, is an ultra-rapid acting inhalable insulin that (if approved) will allow diabetes patients to inhale Afrezza before a meal. Last week the company announced that it has confirmed with the US Food and Drug Administration the design of two clinical studies that evaluate the efficacy and safety of Afrezza.

Celsion is an oncology company dedicated to the development and commercialization of innovative cancer drugs including tumor-targeting treatments using focused heat energy in combination with heat-activated drug delivery systems. For the second quarter ended June 30, 2011, Celsion reported a net loss of $6.9 million, or $0.42 per share, compared to a net loss of $2.6 million, or $0.22 per share, in the same period of 2010.

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