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Dendreon Bankruptcy

Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat  path to your door. Cure cancer and everyone will cheer you. Dendreon didn’t cure cancer, but it did develop a cancer treatment that was better than the competition. In 2013 they … Continue reading

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An Anniversary To Celebrate

It came on like lightning and has rumbled on like thunder echoing from the hills. Some forecast a storm, and at best, people found umbrellas when they actually needed an ark. In 2008, I started blogging. Barack Obama had just … Continue reading

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ASTY Pops Its Pop

So much for conventional wisdom. Sometimes stuff just happens. A couple of posts ago I wrote about a biotech company that was spun off to concentrate on developing stem cell treatments. ASTY Spins Off and Up. I like their story, … Continue reading

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My Mortgage Modification Chronology

The short story: I get to keep my house, and here’s how it happened. This post will be far less literary than most, but also far more literal and hopefully useful. It is inspired by a celebratory event that I … Continue reading

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Geron Ouch And Yet

Great ideas rarely run smooth. Geron, a biotech with disruptive ideas that could redefine medicine and health, is probably years from proving itself, except that it suddenly looked like it would, just as suddenly looks like it won’t, and yet … Continue reading

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Wealth Through Health

Yes, it is possible to hear good news from the biotech community. The problem is understanding what they say, why they’re saying it, and what they’re not saying. Geron (GERN) had some great news. Pardon me as I look up … Continue reading

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A Scottish Anniversary 2013

Three years ago today I was on an airplane heading to Glasgow. I needed a vacation. Life wasn’t flowing the way I’d expected. Of course, the economic turmoil was hitting everyone. There were doubts about whether we’d make it through. … Continue reading

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Buying Back In

I haven’t done this in years. I bought a bit of hope. I bought a bit of stock. It was even MVIS. I hope that’s a good idea. Last week’s Early Harvest of selling some GERN met this week’s business … Continue reading

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Odd Earnings News

That certainly didn’t go the way I expected. Sports have their seasons and so do corporations. Four times a year corporations officially announce their quarterly results. It is called the “earnings season”, but the official verbiage usually says “results” because … Continue reading

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Triple Whammy Second Anniversary

Some anniversaries aren’t celebrated, but can be recognized. Two years ago I felt like I was hit by a Triple Whammy. As I said then, “my semi-sustainable lifestyle is at least temporarily threatened“. I re-read that post and am pondering … Continue reading

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