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Five Star Equities

October 04, 2012 08:20 ET

Biotech Industry Look to Benefit From New Act Designed to Promote R&D Joint Ventures

Five Star Equities Provides Stock Research on AspenBio Pharma and Keryx Biopharmaceuticals

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2012) - The Biotechnology Industry has seen increased investor interest in 2012 as it continues to impress with strong gains. The iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index ETF (IBB) has gained over 35 percent this year, more than double the S&P 500 Index's gain of 15 percent. New legislation, increased mergers & acquisition activity as a result of major patent expirations have all been contributing factors to industry's rapid rise in 2012. Five Star Equities examines the outlook for companies in the Biotech Industry and provides equity research on AspenBio Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: APPY) and Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: KERX).

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The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has recently praised the introduction of the High Technology Small Business Research Incentives Act. The new legislation would allow investors of joint venture R&D projects to utilize the losses and tax credits.

"Through the tax code, Congress historically has provided opportunities that encourage private investment in pre-revenue, R&D-intensive companies. The early growth of the biotech industry in the 1980s was due in part to the ability of investors to support projects aimed at finding new cures and treatments through similar joint ventures. This legislation will help spur greater private investment in biotech and other R&D intensive industries," BIO's President and CEO Jim Greenwood said in a statement.

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AspenBio Pharma is an in vitro diagnostic company focused on the clinical development and commercialization of its blood-based appendicitis test. The company plans to initiate a pivotal study in the fourth quarter of 2012 for its blood-based appendicitis test.

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals is focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of medically important pharmaceutical products for the treatment of renal disease. Keryx is developing Zerenex, an oral, ferric iron-based compound that has the capacity to bind to phosphate and form non-absorbable complexes.

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