Despite Facing More Challenging Regulation Process Biotech Companies Showing Impressive Growth in 2012

The Paragon Report Provides Stock Research on Aastrom Biosciences and Geron

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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire -07/25/12)- The Biotechnology Industry has been soaring in 2012 as companies -- both large and small -- have shown impressive growth. The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI) and the First Trust NYSE Arca Biotech Index ETF (FBT) year-to-date are up 38 percent and 37 percent, respectively, outperforming the broader market by a wide margin. The Paragon Report examines investing opportunities in the Biotechnology Industry and provides equity research on Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. (ASTM) and Geron Corporation (GERN).

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Despite having to negotiate a more challenging regulation process, biotech companies have continued to show investors strong gains in 2012. The FDA Amendments Act of 2007 forced regulators to increase standards for approvals of new drugs, introducing mandatory risk evaluation and mitigation strategies. According to a Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology report from IMAP, several pharmaceutical firms have altered their drug portfolios from primary care driven blockbusters towards specialties such as oncology, immunology and inflammation, where the medical need is "so high that prices are more easily accepted by the regulators."

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Aastrom Biosciences is dedicated to the development of stem cell treatments for critical cardiovascular diseases. Aastrom is currently evaluating its autologous cellular therapies in late-stage U.S. clinical trials in the treatment of critical limb ischemia (CLI) and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). These critical diseases are associated with significant morbidity and mortality and very limited treatment options.

Geron is a biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class therapies for cancer. The company has two lead product candidates in clinical development, imetelstat and GRN1005. Imetelstat is a telomerase inhibitor that is being evaluated in four Phase 2 clinical trials. GRN1005 is a peptide-drug conjugate that is designed to transport a proven anti-cancer drug, paclitaxel.

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