Shares of Oragenics Inc (ONI) jumped more than 30% on Monday as the company released its third quarter numbers, and research update.
BHI's recent article on investing in the dental industry completely failed to mention Oragenics, even though its focus is exactly the kind of future technology that could give dental research a financial boost.
The little Florida biotech company is dedicated to researching and developing various antibody mediating therapies for human infections and other conditions, with primary focus on the oral cavity and periodontal tissues.
The company's most exciting product is MU1140, an oral antibiotic treatment that has the potential of immunizing humans against dental caries, commonly known as cavities.
The potential for such a treatment is tremendous. Imagine dental caries being eradicated much like polio, and other childhood conditions, through an immunization!
Oragenics also boasts an impressive lineup of research candidates, including mouth rinses shown to control many of the main disease causing bacterial species found in the human oral cavity.
While the company is small, having a market cap of less than $30 million, its potential is tempting for an investor seeking risky biotech plays.
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