SAN FRANCISCO – After slowing growth starting in mid-2018 and a court battle with Boston Scientific Corp. that ended in a favorable resolution, 2019 was a much better year for pain neurostimulation player Nevro Corp., as it launched a major new product. So far, 2020 is looking up too. Its shares (NYSE:NVRO) gained 5% following a presentation at the J.P. Morgan (JPM) Healthcare Conference, where it preannounced 2019 revenues and offered 2020 guidance.
SAN FRANCISCO – Investor confidence in Exact Sciences Corp. has started to stumble in recent months. The Madison, Wis.-based company’s valuation peaked at about $15.5 billion just a few short weeks after it announced that it would acquire Genomic Health Inc. in late July. Its market cap trajectory has been uneven since and took another hit when the company preannounced 2019 earnings at the J.P. Morgan (JPM) Healthcare Conference, falling to around $13.5 billion.
SAN FRANCISCO – Major genetic research efforts designed to encompass millions of people globally have been setting up their infrastructure in recent years to serve both researchers and patients. This work is being done by major national initiatives, such as All of Us in the U.S. and Genomics England in the U.K., as well as by health care systems such as Intermountain and Kaiser.