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By Jason Napodano, CFA, And John Tucker, PhD

Ask a scientist or healthcare portfolio manager what the hot topics are in biotechnology today, and you will likely hear about cancer immunotherapy, stem cells, RNA interference and exon-skipping technologies. One subject they will probably not bring up is the reformulation of 20 year old drugs. Yet, Ireland-based Alkermes plc (ALKS) has grown into a $4 billion company in part by doing exactly that.

As it's impossible to do justice to Alkermes' entire portfolio of products and drug delivery technologies in a single article, we'll focus instead on the company's efforts in the rapidly growing market for long-acting injectable (LAI) drugs for the treatment of schizophrenia. Below, we discuss how...

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