SOURCE: Paragon Financial Limited

Paragon Financial Limited

March 12, 2012 08:20 ET

Biotech Industry Growing Domestically and Abroad -- Oncothyreon and AEterna Zentaris Poised for Growth

The Paragon Report Provides Equity Research on Oncothyreon & AEterna Zentaris

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Mar 12, 2012) - The biotechnology industry has been on an impressive run this year as companies -- both large and small -- show impressive growth. The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (IBB) Fund is outperforming the broader market by a wide margin and is up more than 14 percent this year. The Paragon Report examines investing opportunities in the Biotechnology Industry and provides equity research on Oncothyreon Inc. (NASDAQ: ONTY) & AEterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS) (TSX: AEZ). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

Last week, The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) -- which represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations -- applauded the U.S. House on the passage of H.R. 3606, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act and explained the legislation's significance on the biotech industry. According to BIO, provisions of the Act would make the pathway to capital formation more attainable for small biotechnology companies.

"This legislation would make capital formation easier for small biotechnology companies, enabling them to focus more on curing and treating disease," BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood said in a statement.

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Larger biotech firms, meanwhile, are looking to rein in costs and plan to outsource R&D and clinical trials and shift this work overseas to places such as China and India, according to a survey released by global consulting firm Booz & Company. The study says that many biopharmaceutical companies will begin outsourcing formerly core activities such as clinical trial monitoring and protocol development to contract research organizations (CROs).

According to the survey, companies are outsourcing for three main reasons: They lack certain internal capabilities (53 percent), they lack internal capacity (38 percent), and they need to cut costs (44 percent).

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