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tonasket75 14 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 28, 2016 3:22 PM Member since: May 27, 2002
  • stock trades on its own merits doesnt follow the market . so far so good....good luck all

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    chart is solid and will continue to grind on up

    by tonasket75 Dec 6, 2015 9:43 AM
    tonasket75 tonasket75 Mar 3, 2016 7:04 PM Flag

    so far , stock is behaving like I thought it would. up more, down little pattern. like I said before..POC testing is huge market for hospitals and clinics and home . wish it would pull back some so can pick up somemore
    cant fight the ticker. good luck all

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    chart is solid and will continue to grind on up

    by tonasket75 Dec 6, 2015 9:43 AM
    tonasket75 tonasket75 Mar 1, 2016 11:17 PM Flag

    stock does not trade in step with market. a god thing. have stops in but way , way below the market. I plan to hold this long term....

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    AIMT v DBVT

    by aladdinprince Feb 12, 2016 9:48 AM
    tonasket75 tonasket75 Feb 18, 2016 5:59 AM Flag

    like I said awhile ago...be patient...nut allergy is a huge medical problem...whoever makes progress in this area is a HUGE market...not a stock or sector to go all in, but I see this all the time ..and it is real...any therapy option would be a huge thing ....so I placed a moderate stake in company...so far so good....potenital is HUGE.......(as I suppose the down side).... my stops are in below 10...I have no target price as this could really go ballistic ....good luck all. (every seen a real peanut allergic reaction? it can kill you...I work in the ER and see it on regular basis)....I think the science behind AIMT is sound ..right now there is NO therapy to prevent ......AIMT knows that.....high risk....high reward imo

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    Market for Molecular

    by suchadeal1 Oct 31, 2015 7:44 AM
    tonasket75 tonasket75 Jan 30, 2016 9:58 PM Flag

    I dont disagree the economies of scale continue to be an issue. However, hospitals and clinics et al, are all sheep. They wait, until they see what others are buying for the need for a particular medical widget, in this case a quick turnaround highly sensitive test for a number of illness states. Our hospital recently purchased several of their products. They are part of sheep with input from other and the science, utility of a test and is it becoming the standard of care to offer such ? So at some point by mass action, if they figure out how to get their production cost down, I think you will (be patient) another Quest Diagnositics, or LabCorp looking chart...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • the POC (point of care) testing and home test market is large. OSUR has those products and docs and patients use . is the new normal ..OSUR has focused on the right tests docs and patients want and order or purchase. This is not a speculative play, hospital I work at uses it. next stop I think is above 8 ...lots of room to run if management is well run. I am not putting any stops in until double digits again

    Sentiment: Buy

  • all the talk about competition...healthy in cap world. docs and patients do not change drugs that have been working easily. YEARS must go by for that to happen. ABBV also has a new combo drug for Hep C; what just a few years ago was considered not curable, likely to result in Hepatic Cancer and eventual death. Yes their Gilead has similar. My 2 cents. If anyone thinks this company is full of nothing, they are wrong. Humira and Hep C drug alone are saving and improving lives ... Ask any Hep C patient who is well informed...they now have a good chance to be CURED of a disease that usually lead to liver cancer and death.

    Sentiment: Buy

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    Reason why I invested in PMTS

    by btagudar Oct 15, 2015 12:17 AM
    tonasket75 tonasket75 Oct 21, 2015 10:38 PM Flag

    Waiting for it to settle out after IPO; I am not sure at what level is a good entry; watching . for long term buy
    I think with all the hacking and credit card risks we have seen, this company should do well long term.
    Good luck all

    Sentiment: Buy

  • tonasket75 by tonasket75 Sep 16, 2015 12:22 AM Flag

    peanut allergies are huge market. If this pans out...to the moon. a real market for this product, "if". like all biotech, could crash and burn. I am long ...good luck all

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • tonasket75 by tonasket75 Aug 21, 2015 4:05 AM Flag

    If this therapy ever makes it to market , or bought out....the market is huge. I have gone long, the potential is so huge , could not help it. Is my go to hell money willing to lose, but I think worth a look. insider taking profits after IPO is normal, good time to buy. Good luck all

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    Phase II Completed

    by pinepowderski Aug 6, 2015 2:48 PM
    tonasket75 tonasket75 Aug 19, 2015 1:54 AM Flag

    peanut allergies population is huge ; any FDA approved therapy will go through the roof IMO. I see these patients all the time in the ER. While after recent seel off, I am down , I am hanging on, the potential upside is huge....good luck all....

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    Insurance Coverage

    by subswazus Jul 9, 2015 9:42 AM
    tonasket75 tonasket75 Aug 15, 2015 3:17 AM Flag

    Medicare will cover if baby boomer or prior IV drug use. Medicare does NOT say what test they accept only their criteria. link:
    https://www.hemophilia.org/Newsroom/Advocacy-Legislative-News/CMS-Announces-that-Medicare-Will-Cover-HCV-Screening

    assuming OSUR test is FDA approved, then it should be covered under conditions and age and such above. Now that we have an actual treatment and usual CURE for HCV , I think bodes well for OSUR...
    The "treatment" side of HCV is another discussion. Drugs for roughly 70% cure rate are very expensive. Am sure that discussion will come up in future. (On medicare coverage or not). Given that HCV is known to lead to liver cancer...going to hard for CMS to deny treatment for cure.

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    Insurance Coverage

    by subswazus Jul 9, 2015 9:42 AM
    tonasket75 tonasket75 Aug 15, 2015 2:48 AM Flag

    Great question ; dont know the answer , but it would likely fall under the 30 pages of an insurance policy which wants physicians to limit tests and imaging studies ...unless "medically justified"...
    My guess is (commercial insurance generally follows what Medicare allows as valid testing) is if the patient has risk factors, voices concerns, and since there are now treatments for first time for HCV , that they could not deny payment for rapid HCV . It is a silent killer and leads to liver cancer. Prudent physicians should inquire about risk factors for HCV and if documented in medical record, cant see insurance companies being able to deny test as medically "unnecessary". Esp. now there are a couple drugs on market that have reasonable "cure " rates. HCV is highly associated with liver cancer.
    Great question though, makes a big difference in how this company does in future.

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    Insurance Coverage

    by subswazus Jul 9, 2015 9:42 AM
    tonasket75 tonasket75 Aug 15, 2015 2:39 AM Flag

    are you saying physicians can "diagnose" HIV and HCV based on symptom and physical examination? If so, you are wrong. both HIV and HCV often have no symptoms. Unless one suspects HIV in the acute phase, a viral illness, your assumptions are wrong. Vast Majority of HCV infected patients have NO symptoms. but puts them at much higher risk for Liver Cancer.
    Please clarify what you posted

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