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20 Trending Stocks In Biotechnology Industry That Need Your Attention

Biotechnology is considered to be the backbone of many industrial sectors and it makes a significant contribution to the well being of society. Every single day we saw changes in every sector as we experience advancements of knowledge and the new technological breakthroughs.  One of the industries that constantly change is the biotechnology industry.

2020 is the year of continuous development and improvement in drug research. This industry is the leading rapidly growing sector of the economy. There are various trends in the biotechnology industry that the world should expect in the coming years such as the production of personalized medicines thanks to the advancement in genetics and continuous development and improvement in drug research.

Let’s take a quick look at the 20 leading companies which are following new trends in the biotechnology sector:

Vaxart Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT)

Vaxart Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) shares were trading up 46.79% at $7.78 at the time of writing on Monday. Vaxart Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) share price went from a low point around $0.25 to briefly over $17.49 in the past 52 weeks, though shares have since pulled back to $7.78. VXRT market cap has remained high, hitting $766.25M at the time of writing, giving it a price-to-sales ratio of more than 90.

Vaxart Inc. has revealed that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed its review of the Investigational New Drug (IND) application for its Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating its oral COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Vaxart Inc. also gave an update on its COVID-19 program.

Cassava Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: SAVA)

Cassava Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: SAVA) last closed at $7.75, in a 52-week range of $1.05 to $10.95. Cassava Sciences has announced the final results of a Phase 2bclinical study of Sumifilam in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. Sumifilam is the first of a new class of drug compounds that bind to a protein called Filamin A. Cassava Sciences Inc. (SAVA) has earlier held a conference call on September 14.  Cassava Sciences Inc.’s market cap has remained high, hitting $182.51 million at the time of writing.

Immunomedics Inc. (IMMU)

Immunomedics Inc. (IMMU) stock soar by 97.99% to $83.65. The most recent rating by Barclays, on May 05, 2020, is at an Overweight. Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) has earlier announced that it has decided to buy biotech company Immunomedics Inc for $21 billion. This decision will strengthen its cancer portfolio by gaining access to a promising drug.  Immunomedics Inc. (IMMU) has a total market capitalization of $19.19 billion.

Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE)

Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE) shares headed rising, higher as much as 17.88%. The most recent rating by H.C. Wainwright, on July 31, 2020, is at a Buy. Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE) has earlier disclosed that it has signed an exclusive license agreement with Mayo Clinic for an antibody-drug-nanoparticle albumin-bound (nab) immune complexes (ADNICs) platform targeting many types of human diseases including various solid and liquid tumors. Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. has a market cap of $1.86 billion.

Novan Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVN)

Novan Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVN) rose 13.00% after gaining more than $0.06 on Monday. Novan Provides Pipeline and Priority Development Programs Update. Novan Inc. (NOVN) gave a pipeline and priority development programs update. Novan Inc.’s share price went from a low point around $0.22 to briefly over $3.72 in the past 52 weeks, though shares have since pulled back to $0.53. Novan Inc.’s market cap has remained high, hitting $82.02 million at the time of writing.

Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: INO)

Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: INO) stock soar by 12.30% to $11.32. The most recent rating by ROTH Capital, on July 01, 2020, is at a Sell. Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (INO) has earlier signed a manufacturing agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific. Thermo Fisher Scientific has signed a letter of intent to manufacture INOVIO’s DNA COVID-19 vaccine candidate INO-4800.

Evofem Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM)

Evofem Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) Shares headed rising, higher as much as 11.90% after Evofem Biosciences to present data at the 2020 STD prevention Virtual Conference from Phase 2b Trial of EVO100 for prevention of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea in Women. The most recent rating by Morgan Stanley, on August 20, 2020, is at an Equal-weight.

iBio Inc. (AMEX: IBIO)

iBio Inc. (AMEX: IBIO) rose 9.28% after gaining more than $0.18 on Monday. iBio Inc. (AMEX: IBIO) has earlier disclosed that it has selected IBIO-201, its LicKM-ubunit vaccine, as its leading candidate for the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection. iBio revealed earlier the preclinical immunization studies with IBIO-200 and IBIO-201, combined with select adjuvants from the Infectious Disease Research Institute, induced anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.  iBio Inc has a market capitalization of $379.31 million.

Clovis Oncology Inc. (CLVS)

Clovis Oncology Inc. (CLVS) last closed at $7.00, in a 52-week range of $2.93 to $17.37. CLVS has traded up 138.91% from its 52-weeks low and traded down -59.70% from its 52-weeks high. Analysts have a consensus price target of $9.00. Clovis Oncology Inc. (CLVS) has earlier announced Oral Plenary Session Presentation at the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS)digital annual global meeting.

Heat Biologics Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX)

Heat Biologics Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) stock soar by 1.82% to $1.12. The most recent rating by ROTH Capital, on June 20, 2016, is at a Buy. Heat Biologics Inc. (HTBX) has earlier participated in a virtual panel, entitled, “New Approaches to COVID-19: Hidden Breakthroughs,” being held on Thursday, September 10. Heat Biologics has also issued a key patent on combination platform therapy. Heat Biologics Inc. has a total market capitalization of $170.96 million.

VBI Vaccines Inc. (NASDAQ: VBIV)

VBI Vaccines Inc. (NASDAQ: VBIV) shares headed rising, higher as much as 12.82% after VBI Vaccines to present additional biomarker data from VBI-1901 Phase 1/2a Study in Recurrent GBM in an E-Poster at ESMO Virtual Congress 2020. The most recent rating by Raymond James, on August 27, 2020, is at a Strong buy. Its market capitalization has remained high, hitting $813.82 million.

Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: DVAX)

Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: DVAX) rose 13.37% after gaining more than $0.67 on Monday. Valneva and Dynavax have announced a Commercial supply agreement for Inactivated, adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine. This is a commercial partnership for the supply of Dynavax’s CpG 1018 adjuvant for use in Valneva’s SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate, VLA2001. Dynavax will supply CpG 1018 to produce up to 100 million doses of vaccine in 2021. Valneva has the opportunity to purchase up to an additional 90 million doses through 2025.

Zosano Pharma Corporation (NASDAQ: ZSAN)

Zosano Pharma Corporation (NASDAQ: ZSAN) last closed at $1.72, in a 52-week range of $0.41 to $2.45. Zosano Pharma Corporation (ZSAN) is scheduled to participate in a Cantor Virtual Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. At the conference, Zosano Pharma Corporation will present the company overview. Zosano Pharma Corporation has a total market capitalization of $138.86 million at the time of writing.

Moderna Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNA)

Moderna Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNA) stock soar by 7.30% to $63.67. The most recent rating by SVB Leerink, on September 08, 2020, is at an Underperform. Moderna Inc. (MRNA) has earlier named Michael Millette as Managing Director, Canada effective immediately. Michael Millette has joined Moderna Inc in August 2020 as Vice President. Moderna Inc has a total market cap of $24.37 billion at the time of writing.

9 Meters Biopharma Inc. (NASDAQ: NMTR)

9 Meters Biopharma Inc. (NASDAQ: NMTR) Shares headed rising, higher as much as 12.61%. 9 Meters Biopharma Inc. (NASDAQ: NMTR) is scheduled to participate in the upcoming two conferences in September including H.C. Wainwright: 22nd Annual Global Investment Conference and Oppenheimer Fall Healthcare Life Sciences & MedTech Summit. These two conferences are scheduled to take place on September 15 and September 23, respectively.

Ampio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AMEX: AMPE)

Ampio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AMEX: AMPE) rose 10.80% after gaining more than $0.08 on Monday. Ampio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AMPE) has revealed positive results in the early trial for intravenous Ampion treatment for COVID-19 patients on September 9, 2020. The Phase I trial was continued in the supervision of Michael Roshon, MD, Ph.D., Chief of Staff at Penrose-St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Novavax Inc. (NASDAQ: NVAX)

Novavax Inc. (NASDAQ: NVAX) last closed at $105.80, in a 52-week range of $3.54 to $189.40. Novavax Inc. (NVAX) is scheduled to participate in the upcoming three conferences including Cantor Virtual Global Healthcare Conference, Morgan Stanley Virtual 18th Annual Global Healthcare Conference, and Leerink CyberRx Series: Vaccine Forum on September 15, 16, and 23, respectively. It has earlier participated in Citi 15th Annual BioPharma Virtual Conference, and H.C. Wainwright 22nd Annual Global Investment Conference on September 10, and 14, 2020, respectively.

Marinus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS)

Marinus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS) stock soar by 5.50% to $2.11. The most recent rating by H.C. Wainwright, on July 01, 2020, is at a Buy. Marinus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (MRNS)has disclosed that it has entered into a five-year development contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to support the development of IV ganaxolone for the treatment of refractory status epilepticus (RSE).

Onconova Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: ONTX)

Onconova Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: ONTX) Shares headed falling, lower as much as -3.28%. The most recent rating by H.C. Wainwright, on March 01, 2018, is at a Buy. Onconova Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: ONTX) has earlier participated in two virtual events including Marcus Evans Healthcare Investment Webinar on September 10 and H.C. Wainwright 22nd Annual Global Investment Conference onSeptmerb 14. It is scheduled to participate in the 2nd Annual RAS-Targeted Drug Development Conference on September 16, 2020.

Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN)

Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) last closed at $2.08, in a 52-week range of $0.46 to $3.68. In the past 52-weeks of trading, Trevena Inc. (TRVN) stock fluctuated between the low of $0.46 and a high of $3.68. It has moved up $352.17% from its 52-weeks low and moved down -43.48% from its 52-weeks high. Its market capitalization is $306.38 million at the time of writing.

 

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