Biotech Sector Busy Solving Major Health Crises, These Stocks May Benefit

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Biotech offers investors the rare chance to invest while drugs are candidates for commercialization and before final FDA approval. There is so much biotech activity, real estate experts say there is a shortage of lab space to conduct clinical trials. Alzheimer’s, smoking addiction and Crohn’s are just some of the diseases researched.  

Biotech Pharmaceutical Sector Soars

— Statera Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: STAB) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company studying the treatment of patients with acute COVID-19 infection. Investor timing is critical. STAB has filed with the FDA its Phase 1 Clinical Trial protocol for the investigational treatment of long-haul COVID-19.

This is a pilot study of STAB’s drug STAT-205 treatment of long haul COVID-19. Michael K. Handley, CEO, says the company has a vibrant ‘clinical-stage pipeline’ and it has recently submitted to the FDA a Phase 3 clinical trial protocol for its STAT-201 candidate for the treatment of pediatric Crohn’s Disease.

In its STAT-205 study, STAB is researching acute COVID-19 infection. STAB hopes to develop preliminary data from that study this year.

COVID-19 vaccines are just one investor opportunity in biotech pharmaceuticals. Investing in this stock sector can be a profit maker. Statera Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: STAB) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company studying the treatment of patients with acute COVID-19 long-term infection. Place STAB stock on your Watch List as this compelling biotech research continues.

— Moderna, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNA) rather than pursuing research on past diseases, is instead planning to develop new vaccines for future pandemics. Its R&D pipeline also ready includes HIV, cancer, flu and  COVID-19 vaccines.

Experimental Lung Cancer Vaccine Is Testing

—BioNTech (NASDAQ: BNTX) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: REGN) together are planning on testing an experimental BioNTech lung cacer vaccine. Both companies have already generated billions of dollars in sales from COVID-19 vaccines. The new experimental combination is a joint effort of the two companies.

— Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. (NYSE: FMS), the largest dialysis company in the world, is looking forward to a bullish 2022. Analyst firm  Morningstar says it is developing R&D to remain at the forefront of the at-home patient market.

New Drugs, Acquired Drugs Helps JAZZ Beat Analyst Projections

— Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: JAZZ) beat analysts’ projections for Q4 due to newly developed drugs and drugs acquired in its takeover of  GW Pharmaceuticals. New drugs, such as Sunosi, delivered a 71% jump in sales for shareholders. Another drug acquired in the GW Pharmaceuticals transaction was Sativex. It is a cannabis-based mouth spray that has been approved in Europe but not yet in the US.

Novavax Is Researching A COVID-19 Drug Candidate 

— Novavax (NASDAQ: NVAX) is researching a COVID-19 drug candidate, NVX: CoV2373. It has already secured approvals from multiple countries as well as an Emergency Use Listing from the WHO.

Novavax also has reported successful testing of its NanoFlu experimental flu vaccine.

— Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) has preliminary research from the U.K. that shows its drug Baricitinib successfully reduces the risk of death in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The drug was originally developed as a rheumatoid arthritis treatment by Eli Lilly jointly with Incyte Corp. 

ETF Options Available As Well

Investors can gain a leveraged option exposure to biotech pharmaceutical stocks by buying ProShares Ulta NASDAQ Biotechnology (NASDAQ: BIB). It is a specialized fund that offers a wide range of stocks in the biotech, pharmaceutical sector and even COVID-19 vaccine makers. 

Biotech Stocks Can Pay Off Big

Biotech stocks offer investors drug candidates and innovative research that pays off big when commercially successful. Keep STAB stock on your Watch List as biopharmaceutical companies are increasing in value as clinical research studies succeed. Link to more news at

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