Jeff Eiseman
Long only, Deep Value, special situations

MannKind Catalysts: Insights About Diabetes Care Metrics And Long-Term Complications

Afrezza is the inhaled insulin developed by MannKind (NASDAQ:MNKD). After the FDA approves Afrezza and after partnership arrangements are finalized, four catalysts will trigger market penetration and commercial success. Three of them involve greater understanding of the significance of (1) how interactive online communities are affecting medical care, (2) how recent research about the physiological processes that result in long-term complications is sparking a paradigm shift that is changing the blood sugar metrics used to guide treatment decisions, and (3) how Afrezza's superior performance on the replacement metrics can protect and enhance the quality of life and long-term health of five groups of people. The fourth catalyst follows logically from the second and third: insurance company acceptance of...

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