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Rod Raynovich is an entrepreneur and executive with a focus on life science companies and medical technology trends.He has over 30 years executive experience including Abbott and JNJ and has been involved three successful start-ups. He has a B.S, from Penn State University and an MBA from... More
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  • Emerging Biomarker Face-Off: BGMD Vs VRML 0 comments
    Jul 6, 2012 1:43 PM

    Vermillion Stock Outperforms BG Medicine Since April 3

    On 4/3/12 we posted the biomarker challenge featuring two emerging public companies that have approved diagnostic products. In a few weeks we will have Q2 financial data on these two companies BG Medicine (NASDAQ:BGMD) and Vermillion (NASDAQ:VRML). Here is a comparison over 90 days.

    • VRML stock is up 7% while BGMD stock is down 7.7%.
    • No significant changes were made in product revenue forecasts for either Company.
    • VRML shows more active trading with an average of 367k per day compared to 75k for BGMD,but VRML shows greater volatility.
    • VRML on June 15 presented a Poster on a new Peripheral Artery Disease biomarker currently in development.
    • BGMD on June 18 announced the availability of their galectin-3 diagnostic test through Atherotec Diagnostic Lab.

    We will provide additional information on these and other diagnostic companies as we cover the AACC Meeting in Los Angeles on July 16. We will look for personalized medicine trends that could impact diagnostic companies such as Qiagen (NASDAQ:QGEN), Response Genetics (NASDAQ:RGDX), Sequenom (NASDAQ:SQNM) as well as major genomic tools companies like Life Technologies (NASDAQ:LIFE) and Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN).

    Company BGMedicine Vermillion  
      BGMD VRML  
    Price 4/3/12 $7 $2  
    7/6/12 6.46 2.14  
    Market Cap$M $139.40 $30.10  
      129 31.8  
    Cash Bal.$M 28 22  
      28.5 19.8  
    Book Value 24.7 10.3  
    Retain.Earn$M -108.6 -316  
      121 318.1  
    Rev Est 2012$M 3.2M 2.81M  
    EPS Est 2012 ($1.25) ($0.94)  
      ($1.40) ($0.77)  
    Lead Product Galectin-3 OVA1  
    Disease focus Cardiovascular Ovarian cancer  

    Disclosure: I am long ILMN, RGDX.

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