SOURCE: Paragon Financial Limited

Paragon Financial Limited

July 24, 2012 08:20 ET

Despite Navigating More Challenging Regulation Process Biotech Companies Thriving in 2012

The Paragon Report Provides Stock Research on AEterna Zentaris and MannKind

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 24, 2012) - The Biotechnology Industry has been soaring in 2012 as companies -- both large and small -- have shown impressive growth. The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI) and the First Trust NYSE Arca Biotech Index ETF (FBT) year-to-date are up 38 percent and 37 percent, respectively, outperforming the broader market by a wide margin. The Paragon Report examines investing opportunities in the Biotechnology Industry and provides equity research on AEterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS) (TSX: AEZ) and MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ: MNKD).

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Despite having to negotiate a more challenging regulation process biotech companies have continued to show investors strong gains in 2012. The FDA Amendments Act of 2007 forced regulators to increase standards for approvals of new drugs, introducing mandatory risk evaluation and mitigation strategies. According to a Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology report from IMAP, several pharmaceutical firms have altered their drug portfolios from primary care driven blockbusters towards specialties such as oncology, immunology and inflammation, where the medical need is "so high that prices are more easily accepted by the regulators."

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Aeterna Zentaris is an oncology and endocrinology drug development company currently investigating treatments for various unmet medical needs. The Company's pipeline encompasses compounds at all stages of development, from drug discovery through to marketed products. The company last month reported its Japanese partner Yakult Honsha has initiated a Phase 1 trial in multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, with perifosine. 

MannKind is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutic products for patients with diseases such as diabetes and cancer. Their lead investigational product candidate, AFREZZA is a novel, ultra rapid-acting mealtime insulin therapy. AFREZZA is in late stage clinical investigation for the treatment of adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

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