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3 Healthcare Stocks Leading New Industry Trends

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CORAL GABLES, FL / ACCESSWIRE / October 31,2018 / Institutional investors' focus onhealthcare services has grown over the last several quarters. The ongoing growth in health expenditures, the degree of medical waste, and industry fragmentation could also signal high upside potential. Additionally, the impact on the industry could be even greater in the coming years according to reports from firms like McKinsey and Co*.

"Institutional investors have been learning from their experience and will likely be using those lessons as they inject hundreds of billions in capital into healthcare in the next five years. These new investments have the potential to drive structural shifts in ways that are more direct and proactive than have been used before," says the firm. "Private equity (PE) investors, for example, have begun to consolidate several markets, including ambulatory surgery, hospitalist staffing, and home health, undertaking more than $50 billion in total transactions."

As these trends continue to foster investment, companies like Premier Health Group, Inc. (PHGRF) (PHGI.CN), Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (AEZS)(TSX:AEZS.TO) and Veracyte, Inc. (VCYT) could be positioned to capitalize on this growth.

Premier Health Group, Inc. (PHGRF) (PHGI.CN) successfully acquired HealthVue Medical Clinics this past August. With this acquisition, Premier was able to enter the primary care clinic and healthcare technology business. HealthVue is a group of four Greater Vancouver-based fully integrated, paperless and electronic-medical-record-based medical clinics with a 10-year history, 22 healthcare professionals and over 100,000 active patients. The clinics have seen revenue growth in excess of 25 percent year over year for the past three years and thus far accounted for over 36,000 patient visits in 2018. HealthVue will open its fifth clinic in Q4 2018.

In the U.S. market, alone, the telehealth industry is on fire right now, predicted to reach a $2.8 billion valuation by 2025, with the heat only intensifying with time. According to Reuters, the deployment of telemedicine has significantly altered the healthcare paradigm, due to the many technological advancements in the field of medical devices and services.

Premier Health Group, Inc. (PHGRF) (PHGI.CN) saw its shares trade higher on Wednesday. Additionally, common shares of Premier Health Group, Inc. (PHGRF) (PHGI.CN) have begun to trade on the OTC Markets Group Inc.'s OTCQB Venture Market in the United States, under the symbolPHGRF, and are now Depository Trust Company eligible, effective Oct. 22, 2018.

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Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (AEZS)(AEZS.TO) saw its shares trade higher on Wednesday morning. After hitting lows of $1.29 on Tuesday, Aeterna ran to highs of $2.20 before lunch. As for its most recent news, the company announced last month that it had appointed Leslie Auld as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer.

Ms. Auld has over twenty-five years of accounting, finance, and pharmaceutical industry experience, with increasingly senior roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Helix BioPharma Corp., Luminex Diagnostics (formerly TM BioScience Corp.), Attwell Capital Inc. (formerly Fralex Therapeutics) and GeneNews Limited. A Chartered Professional Accountant, Ms. Auld graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science, Pharmacology & Toxicology from the University of Western Ontario, and has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto.

Aeterna Zentaris Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing, principally through out-licensing arrangements, Macrilen™ (macimorelin), an oral ghrelin receptor agonist, to be administered in the diagnosis of patients with adult growth hormone deficiency.

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Veracyte, Inc. (VCYT) announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30,2018 and provided an update on recent business progress, this week. For the third quarter of 2018, revenue was $23.5 million, an increase of 34 percent, compared with $17.5 million for the third quarter of 2017. Genomic test volume was 8,006, an increase of 23 percent compared with the same period in 2017.

Veracyte is a genomic diagnostics company that improves patient care by providing trustworthy and actionable answers to challenging clinical questions. Since its founding in 2008, Veracyte has commercialized three genomic tests, which are transforming the diagnosis of thyroid cancer, lung cancer, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and collectively target a $2 billion market opportunity.

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*McKinney & Company Report: https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/healthcare-systems-and-services/our-insights/the-silent-shapers-of-healthcare-services

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