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The 30th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference kicks off with a full day of presentations from companies that range from global pharmaceutical leaders to small cap novel pharmaceutical developers and health technology manufacturers. The majority of the presentations will be available through live webcasts with archived replay offered later in the day.
I will be following (and covering) the novel therapeutic companies that have caught my eye. VIVUS (NASDAQ: VVUS) has two medications in Phase 3, one for obesity and the other for sexual health, and a Phase 2 medication that could treat sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes. Seattle Genetics (NASDAQ: SGEN) has one novel cancer treatment already approved by the FDA and three more in clinical studies. Amarin (NASDAQ: AMRN) has one hypertriglyceridemia treatment in Phase 3 and a few products in the pre-clinical stage. BioMarin (NASDAQ: BMRN) has four already approved products and numerous clinical stage products for treating a wide range of serious conditions.
The schedule below only includes the companies listed on the NYSE or Nasdaq that offer webcasts. For the full schedule, including foreign and privately held companies, see the official schedule.
Monday, January 9
(All times are in Pacific Time)
Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG): Novel therapeutics for cancer and inflammatory diseases. Live webcast.
Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS): Big pharma manufacturers of drugs including Ritalin, Diovan and Lamisil. Live webcast.
Thoratec (NASDAQ: THOR): Leading cardiovascular device manufacturer. Live webcast. Presentation to be immediately followed by Q & A.
Covidien (NYSE: COV): Pharmaceuticals, medical devices and supplies. Formerly Tyco Healthcare. Live webcast.
Agilient Technologies (NYSE: A): Biotechnology and electronic equipment manufacturer. Live webcast.
Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY): Oncology and inflammatory disease treatment developers. Live webcast.
Health Net, Inc. (Nasdaq:HNT): Government-related and private managed care organization. Live webcast.
Dentsply International (NASDAQ: XRAY): Dental services and devices. Live webcast.
Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD): Novel therapeutics for life-threatening diseases. Live webcast, replay available for 14 days.