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Sangamo Therapeutics Part III: Elucidating The Prospects Of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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  • Part I research analyzed the overall investment thesis in Sangamo while emphasizing the Kite/Gilead partnership for zinc finger nuclease (“ZFN”) to enhance CAR-Ts.
  • Part II featured the HIV franchise as a hidden asset to add further upside.
  • Part III seeks to elucidate the prospects of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (“ALS”).

The successful investor is usually an individual who is inherently interested in business problems. - The Father of Growth Investing (Philip Fisher)

In the past 3-month, the shares of Sangamo Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NASDAQ:SGMO) - a gene-editing bioscience focusing on the innovation and launch of novel medicines to treat cancers and life-threatening diseases - traded up more than 50%. Following the uptrend of other gene-editing stocks (like Crispr Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP) that procured over 174% for subscribers of Integrated BioSci Investing), Sangamo exchanged hands $8.6 higher at $25.50. Of note, Sangamo shares appreciated due to the fundamentals developments, as featured in our parts I and II research. In this report, we’ll elucidate the underlying prospects of the ALS franchise.

Figure 1: Sangamo stock chart. (Source: StockCharts).

Fundamentals Analysis

Harnessing the power of the ZFN gene-editing platform, Sangamo is brewing an enriched pipeline of medicines to service various markets (as depicted in figure 2). Notably, there are several collaborative relationships of interest. The most notable is the recently inked partnership with Kite Pharma (NASDAQ:KITE) - a Gilead Science (NASDAQ:GILD) acquisition that is one of our 2017 top performers - for the innovation of the off-the-shelf CAR-Ts. Moreover, Bioverativ (NASDAQ:BIVV) is working with Sangamo for the development of medicine to treat both hemoglobinopathies (sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia). With Shire Plc (NASDAQ:SHPG), the firm is developing a cure for Huntington’s disease. Furthermore, the Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) deal entails the therapeutic innovation for Hemophilia A and ALS.

Figure 2: Therapeutic pipeline. (Source: Sangamo)

That being said, we’ll elucidate the underlying fundamentals of the ALS segment, which is another hidden asset to add further value to Sangamo. To better appreciate the prospects of ALS, we wish to go over key underlying science. The motor neuron degenerative disease (ALS) is a relentlessly-progressive and presently-incurable condition, characterized by muscle weakness, disability, and eventually death. As one of the

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Comments (16)

Marty Chilberg profile picture
I can't agree that ALS or HIV are hidden assets. I would strongly argue that both join the group of other disease targets (numerous) that are awaiting delivery progress to unlock their value. Alzheimer's is one example in the tau category joining perhaps a half dozen others that are in line if NHP monkey data shows AAV deliver past the BBB. CNS is a very large opportunity but the delivery has held it back.....at least so far as I referenced in my article published today
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Dear Marty Chilberg,

It's an honor to read the comment for a fellow author. While we disagree on the thesis, I respect and appreciate your insight. Thank you for sharing your analysis with my readers.

Dr. Tran
Chris Lau profile picture
What do you think of $EDIT, $CRSP?
Not gene editing stocks but bearish on $ANAB.
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Dear Chris Lau,

Thank you for commenting on my research. It is an honor to correspond with a stellar author as yourself. Per your inquiry, I'm quite bullish on Crispr, as the CRISPR/Cas9 system has been utilized by bacteria for hundreds of millions of years, we just recently fined tuning it for our own gene editing. As for EDIT, I did a cursory research on its pipeline and it looks promising. Be that as it may, I have yet to hammer on its finer details to be confident in its prospects as I do for Crispr.

Let me know if there is anything that I can do for you.

P.S. Thank you for sharing your info on ANAB.

Dr. Tran
Don’t forget CLLS and NTLA
Trade CRISP, sat long SGMO
marriottmare profile picture
Stay long on both Crsp and Sangamo, both r personalizing medicine!
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Dear readers,

Thanks for commenting on my articles and for sharing your keen insight. No doubt, Sangamo is an interesting company with key catalysts. Notably, I wish to share with you that there is now a total of three higher-level intelligence research on Sangamo (published in advanced for my Integrated BioSci Investing subscribers). The aforesaid articles explored this thesis in much greater details.

And, I invite you to take our FREE -week trial of my marketplace research. Sangamo asides, there are many companies that I featured in IBI that have favorable chances to appreciate multiple folds like Nektar.


Dr. Tran
PACKER man profile picture
Stephen Hawking turned. 76 on Jan 8, 2018 so “might still be alive” is false news! Not to nitpick but Dr Hawking would take exceptiom to news of his demise! However, exc article; my best friend, also a brilliant scientist, died of ALS plus another good friend ofmine tho less renowned...I pray for a cure!
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Dear PACKER man

Thanks for commenting on my articles. Your insight is truly appreciated. ALS is a terrible disease that is in much needed for better treatment, asides riluzole.

Dr. Tran
Dr Tran, Thank you for the enlightening discussion of Sangamo's approach to treating ALS..There is an important typographical error that you will want to know about: Stephen Hawking is 'famous', not 'infamous' as mentioned in the article. This is not nitpicking even if someone claims it is. It boggles the mind to think what might happen if Hawking might be rejuvenated by Sangamo's treatment.
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Dear Benyas,

I appreciate you pointed out the typo error. I'll update it. I also agree that with the novel treatment for ALS, Stephen Hawking might still be alive. Thank you and enjoy your weekend.

Dr. Tran
09 Mar. 2018
I'm surprised you haven't mentioned the tauopathy-related diseases (e.g., Alzheimers) as another "hidden asset".
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Dear profrn,

Thanks for commenting on my article. ALS is a hidden asset because it is not mentioned as much as other molecules in the pipeline; however, it can have much value based on my analysis. As for Alzheimer, I either don't see convincing data or that I don't have an edge in its analysis.

Dr. Tran
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Dear MarineCorps,

You're welcome, my friend.

Dr. Tran
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