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Biotech Daily covers the major announcements from ASX-listed biotech companies as well as the major research institutes and developments in government policy.

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The Biotech Daily Top 40 Index (BDI-40) is selected on the basis of interesting technologies, benefit to human health and investment potential. Market capitalization is important, but is not a sole arbiter.

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August BDI-40 Up 6% To Record $8.3b
ASX200 Down 2%, Big Caps Down 6%

Anteo Up 62%, Compumedics 43%, Acrux Down 49%, Actinogen 27%

 

September 1, 2016
 
Spring has certainly sprung for the Biotech Daily Top 40 Index (BDI-40) - up 5.9 percent in August to its highest collective market capitalization of $8,284 million.
 
The ASX200 fell 2.3 percent in August, the three Big Caps of Cochlear, CSL and Resmed (which are not included in the BDI-40) were down 5.8 percent, mostly attributable to CSL retreating 8.4 percent to $49,347 million, while Cochlear hit a record $8,073 million.
 
For the year to August 31, 2016, the BDI-40 was up 28.7 percent, the Big Caps were up a collective 21.1 percent and the ASX200 was up 4.3 percent.
 
In August, 21 of the BDI-40 companies were up, 10 by more than 10 percent, with 18 down and one unchanged.
 
Anteo was the best, recovering 61.9 percent to $68 million followed by Compumedics up $30 million or 42.9 percent to $100 million, Osprey (25.5%), Factor Therapeutics (20.0%), Airxpanders (19.8%), Mesoblast (19.7%), Pro Medicus (18.5), Living Cell (15.8%), Impedimed (15.4%) and Nanosonics (13.8%).
 
Acrux led the falls, down 49.2 percent to $62 million, followed by Actinogen (27.3%), Antisense (25.0%), Neuren (22.4%), Bionomics (19.0%), Opthea (17.5%), Atcor (15.4%), Genetic Technologies (12.9%), Medical Developments (12.7%) and Uscom (10.8%).
 
The Nasdaq Biotech Index fell 3.0 percent in August and was down 17.9 percent for the year to August 31, with former Australian company Heartware consumed by Medtronic, Aviragen (Biota) down 2.9 percent to $68 million, Sunshine Heart unchanged at $22 million and Israel’s Redhill, developing Giaconda’s assets, up 15.0 percent to $253 million.
 
Outside the BDI-40, Dorsavi returned to its peak market capitalization of $60 million, while Innate Immunotherapeutics and OBJ continued to strengthen.
 
Biotech Daily is undertaking a little Spring cleaning.
 
Airxpanders and Compumedics will be promoted into the Top 20 replacing Acrux and Universal Biosensors, with Cyclopharm, Dimerix and Genetic Signatures promoted into the BDI-40 replacing Antisense, Biotron and Genetic Technologies.
 
BDI-40 v S&P ASX200 Jun 30, 2006 to Aug 31, 2016 
 
 
BDI-40 v S&P ASX200 Aug 31, 2015 to Aug 31, 2016 
 
Big Caps (Cochlear, CSL, Resmed) Aug 31, 2015 to Aug 31, 2016
 
 
 

 

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Biotech Daily Top 40 With Market Capitalization At August 31, 2016

 

 

* Biotech Daily editor, David Langsam, owns shares in Acrux, Admedus, Benitec, Mesoblast
   Nanosonics, Neuren and Volpara, as well as non-biotechnology stocks.
   Through Australian Ethical Superannuation he has an indirect interest in a range of biotechnology companies. 

   These holdings are liable to change: http://www.australianethical.com.au/who-we-invest-in