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To: robert b furman who wrote (6034)3/10/2021 12:23:47 PM
From: richardred
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Hello Bob, good to here from you. One damaging day and forthcoming days to remember for sure. One when many of us market buffs & historians will be telling our grandchildren. The dark days our economy was mainly shut down. I also lost a good friend and once business partner to covid 19.

However one heck of a market rebound since then. Especially in my stocks before I sold out, and I'm sure the stocks you've held on to.
Just holding one stock for now GNE. Ironically it's most likely this Qtr. will be negatively affected by your states cold spell you recently had. GNE is mainly a reseller of power. It took a hit when the price of electric power ran to unprecedented levels. Given the negative PR. I'm just expecting the event as a one time negative event on earnings tomorrow.

P.S. Given where the price is today and that the economy has still not rebounded to levels before the pandemic. Just a reminder oil is still needed. If I remember right the price came down to 0? This due to storage issues? BTW enjoying early retirement!


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To: richardred who wrote (6029)4/6/2021 6:08:41 PM
From: richardred
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RE- My quip becomes a reality.

GME- Time for a stock offering. :+ )


GameStop’s Planned Stock Offering Is a Mixed Blessing


By
Connor Smith

April 5, 2021 2:34 pm ET

barrons.com

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To: richardred who wrote (6036)4/6/2021 6:10:37 PM
From: robert b furman
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Hi Rick,

You should get a commission!

Bob

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To: robert b furman who wrote (6037)4/6/2021 6:22:53 PM
From: richardred
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If the market gives it to you. I guess you take advantage of whatever valuation the market gives you. In these positive markets. The public stock offering is a great way for small & medium companies to raise capital. Who cares about dilution if your not making money. <G>

P,S. Big buyout proposal.

Japan's Toshiba to get proposal to go private from CVC Capital, source says

Tue, April 6, 2021, 5:48 PM




TOKYO, April 7 (Reuters) - Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners will propose a deal to take Japan's Toshiba Corp private, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

The Nikkei newspaper earlier reported about the deal, sending the firm's U.S.-listed shares surging. (Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Leslie Adler)

finance.yahoo.com

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From: richardred5/6/2021 1:16:15 PM
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Bought back into MDWD & ENZ today.

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To: richardred who wrote (6039)5/6/2021 11:06:36 PM
From: robert b furman
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Hi Rick,

Good to see you paying attention. LOL

Been busy myself!

Bob

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To: robert b furman who wrote (6040)5/9/2021 7:07:43 PM
From: richardred
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Hi Bob, I generally get compelled when I buy back in at lower than I sold. Sure risk and plenty of hypothetical s, on the takeover front but low enough in both stocks to get interested again.

RE-ENZ Making money now trading under 3 bucks. The hedge funds still cant get it sold.

RE-MDWD

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MediWound Jumps Following Possible Acquisition Report On Monday, the Nasdaq-listed biotech company announced it has been approached by another company regarding a potential deal
Dror Reich and Yaniv Rahimi 12:1520.03.18


On Monday, Nasdaq-listed, Israel-headquartered biotechnology company MediWound Ltd. announced a potential acquisition deal, stating it has been approached by another company. MediWound also announced it has retained the services of Moelis & Company LLC, a global investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions.


Following the announcement, MediWound's stock went up 5% on Nasdaq by Monday market close, and is currently 5.88% up on Nasdaq pre-trade. The company's stock fell over 70% since it listed on Nasdaq in March 2014.


Founded in 2001 in central Israel, MediWound develops, manufactures and commercializes treatments for severe burns and chronic wounds. The company’s flagship product is a pineapple enzyme-based treatment used for the removal of dead tissue from burn wounds. It employs 46 people in Israel and 21 in Europe, and raised around $170 million in total funding to date, $100 million of that sum raised in a public offering.



MediWound is engaged in discussions, Mr. Wills stated Monday, but "there can be no assurances that a definitive agreement between the parties or any other agreement will be reached

In 2016, MediWound replaced four out of six of its board directors, bringing in senior pharma executives. In October 2017, MediWound appointed Stephen Wills as chairman of its board. The chief financial officer and chief operating officer of biotech company Palatin Technologies Inc., Mr. Wills was previously the executive chairman and interim CEO of wound care company Derma Sciences Inc., and led its 2017 sale to Integra Life Sciences.

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To: richardred who wrote (4308)1/11/2017 8:18:17 AM
From: richardred Read Replies (2) of 6040
Eleven days into the new year and a Bullseye Today- DSCI

BRIEF-Integra Lifesciences to buy Derma Sciences



* Derma Sciences to be acquired by Integra Lifesciences for $7.00 per share of common stock in cash

* Says will be acquired by Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corporation for $7.00 per share of common stock in cash

* Says deal for a total of approximately $204 million

* Says Integra will also assume contingent liabilities related to biod transaction

* Says q4 net sales of $26.9 million

* Says q4 awc net sales of $20.3 million representing growth of 95.6% Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

P.S. Message 30855045
To: richardred who wrote (2459)1/24/2011 11:47:09 AM
From: richardred Read Replies (1) of 6040
Derma Sciences Launches Advanced Wound Care eLearning Portal for Clinicians

New Content-Rich Website Provides Educational Support and Resources to Meet the Ever-Changing Needs of Patients with Chronic Wounds

Press Release Source: Derma Sciences, Inc. On Tuesday January 4, 2011, 8:30 am EST

PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Derma Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSCI - News), a medical device and pharmaceutical company focused on advanced wound care, announces the launch of a new eLearning Portal to provide clinicians with valuable educational programs to ensure they are kept abreast of the latest information and product solutions in the Company’s advanced wound care line. Available at www.dermasciences.com/elearning-portal/, the eLearning Portal is a highly visible example of the Derma Sciences commitment to advanced wound care, and contains both new and aggregated content.

The eLearning Portal includes archived webinars to support educational needs on such topics as wound debridement, the use of MEDIHONEY® on stalled wounds and those with atypical etiologies, and the benefits of super absorbent polymer technology in moist wound dressings. New webinars will be added approximately every six weeks. The Portal also aggregates the considerable number of abstracts, articles and peer-reviewed clinical posters on MEDIHONEY®, as well as broadcast media coverage about the Company’s products and extensive product literature available for download on MEDIHONEY®, XTRASORB®, ALGICELL® Ag and BIOGUARD®. Clinicians also can request product samples directly from the eLearning Portal.

According to Barry Wolfenson, Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Business Development at Derma Sciences, “With the launch of our new eLearning Portal we are able to bring current and actionable information to clinicians who strive daily to deliver the highest quality care to patients with chronic wounds, burns and wounds at risk of infection. We will be adding content regularly, which will help our customers stay abreast of the many ways in which our innovative products are helping to advance the practice of wound care.”

About Derma Sciences, Inc.

Derma Sciences is a medical technology company focused on three segments of the wound care marketplace, including traditional dressings, advanced wound care dressings and pharmaceutical wound care products. Its MEDIHONEY® product is the leading brand of honey-based dressings for the management of wounds and burns. The product has been shown to be effective in a variety of indications, and was the focus of a positive large-scale, randomized controlled trial involving 108 patients with leg ulcers. Other novel products introduced into the $14 billion global wound care market include XTRASORB®, an advanced line of moist wound dressings, and BIOGUARD® for infection prevention. Derma Sciences expects to announce top-line efficacy results of its Phase 2 clinical study with DSC127, a novel pharmaceutical for accelerated wound healing and scar reduction, by the end of January 2011.

For more information please visit www.dermasciences.com.
finance.yahoo.com

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Another interesting company I like in this field, but don't own currently. Many moons ago, I had it in a Leading edge portfolio at SI.
CRY-CryoLife Inc.- finance.yahoo.com

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To: richardred who wrote (4817)12/9/2019 10:47:35 AM
From: richardred Read Replies (2) of 6040
Re-Entry of MDWD-MEDIWOUND >3.00 I didn't like the deal MDWD signed with VCEL-VERICEL CORPORATION on it's NexoBrid burn product. I however like the VCEL product line and feel VCEL took advantage of cash weak MDWD. This needing a partner to help fund the approval process for NexoBrid. That being said. I made made a new buy of VCEL also. Based on a earlier MDWD merger approach. Just guessing Integra Lifesciences could be interested in a stock deal. IMO Hypothetically someone like J&J or other complimenting big Pharma could also be interested?

Message #4817 from richardred at 3/19/2018 11:12:20 AM

New buy today MDWD -MEDIWOUND

The company said it has been approached. Basically this is still a R &D company in wound care. I'm going to make a small bet. This based upon a big Past wound care winner I had in Derma Science.

P.S. - MediWound ( MDWD ): gets merger approach, Q4 loss beats views

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To: richardred who wrote (4308)1/11/2017 8:18:17 AM
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Eleven days into the new year and a Bullseye Today- DSCI

BRIEF-Integra Lifesciences to buy Derma Sciences



* Derma Sciences to be acquired by Integra Lifesciences for $7.00 per share of common stock in cash

* Says will be acquired by Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corporation for $7.00 per share of common stock in cash

* Says deal for a total of approximately $204 million

* Says Integra will also assume contingent liabilities related to biod transaction

* Says q4 net sales of $26.9 million

* Says q4 awc net sales of $20.3 million representing growth of 95.6% Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

P.S. Message 30855045
P.S.


Vericel Enters into Exclusive License Agreement with MediWound for North American Rights to NexoBrid, a Biological Orphan Product for Debridement of Severe Thermal Burns



May 7, 2019 at 1:59 AM EDT


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Pivotal U.S. Phase 3 Clinical Study Met Primary and All Secondary Endpoints

Highly Synergistic with Existing Commercial Franchise and Significantly Expands Vericel’s Presence in the Severe Burn Care Market

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL), a leader in advanced cell therapies for the sports medicine and severe burn care markets, today announced that it has entered into exclusive license and supply agreements with MediWound Ltd. to commercialize NexoBrid® in North America. NexoBrid is a topically-administered biological product that enzymatically removes nonviable burn tissue, or eschar, in patients with deep partial and full-thickness thermal burns within four hours of application without harming viable tissue. NexoBrid is approved in the European Union and other international markets and has been designated as an orphan biologic in the United States.

In January 2019, MediWound announced positive top-line results from the pivotal Phase 3 U.S. clinical study (DETECT) of NexoBrid in adult patients with deep partial- and full-thickness thermal burns up to 30% of total body surface area. The study met its primary endpoint of complete eschar removal as well as all secondary endpoints, including shorter time to eschar removal, a lower incidence of surgical eschar removal, and lower blood loss compared to standard of care (SOC). A key safety endpoint, non-inferiority in time to complete wound closure compared with patients treated with SOC, was also achieved. Planned twelve-month and twenty-four month safety follow-ups are ongoing for cosmesis, function, quality of life and other safety measurements.

“We are delighted to expand our burn care franchise with the addition of NexoBrid, a highly innovative product with compelling clinical and pharmacoeconomic data that represents a paradigm shift in burn care for hospitalized patients,” said Nick Colangelo, president and CEO of Vericel. “NexoBrid is an excellent strategic fit with our advanced therapy portfolio and is highly synergistic with our existing commercial franchise. The addition of NexoBrid significantly expands our target addressable market and supports a broader commercial footprint to both drive NexoBrid uptake and increase Epicel penetration as we broaden our focus to a significantly larger segment of hospitalized burn patients. We look forward to working closely with the MediWound team to bring NexoBrid to the U.S. market.”

The U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) has awarded MediWound a contract valued at up to $132 million for the advancement of the development and manufacturing, as well as the procurement, of NexoBrid in the United States. Under the contract, BARDA provides technical assistance and $56 million in funding support towards NexoBrid development costs including the ongoing DETECT study and a Phase 3 pediatric (CIDS) study to obtain U.S. marketing approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The contract also includes a $16.5 million commitment for procurement of NexoBrid contingent upon FDA eligibility for use in an emergency or FDA marketing approval. The contract provides an option to fund up to $50 million for additional NexoBrid procurement. Independently, BARDA also awarded a different contract to MediWound for up to $43 million to support the development of NexoBrid as a debridement product to treat sulfur mustard injuries.

Under the terms of the license agreement, Vericel will make an upfront payment to MediWound of $17.5 million, with an additional $7.5 million payment contingent upon U.S. approval and up to $125 million contingent upon meeting certain annual sales milestones. The first sales milestone of $7.5 million would be triggered when NexoBrid annual net sales in North America exceed $75 million. Vericel also will pay MediWound tiered royalties on net sales ranging from single-digit to low double-digit percentages, and a percentage of gross profits on initial committed BARDA procurement orders and a royalty on any additional BARDA purchases of NexoBrid. Vericel also entered into a supply agreement with MediWound under which MediWound will manufacture NexoBrid for Vericel for a supply price of cost plus a fixed margin percentage.

“In addition to the clear strategic fit with our burn care franchise, this transaction is attractive from a financial perspective as well,” said Nick Colangelo. “The performance-based deal structure, together with BARDA funding support for development expenses to obtain U.S. marketing approval and medical countermeasure procurement, makes the transaction essentially neutral to adjusted EBITDA in the near-term and generates longer-term margins consistent with expected margins for our current portfolio.”

Approximately 40,000 burn patients are hospitalized in the U.S. each year1, most of whom require the debridement of burn eschar to facilitate healing and reduce the risk of infection.2 Surgical excision of eschar, or escharectomy, is currently standard of care and is performed through repeated use of a large surgical blade to remove necrotic tissue until bleeding, healthy tissue is reached.2 While effective, surgical debridement is not selective, results in the loss of both viable tissue and blood, and requires general anesthesia for the patient and operating facilities for the burn center or hospital.3 Currently available enzymatic debridement agents require a minimum of once daily application4 with dressing changes over a number of days. NexoBrid enables the rapid and early removal of eschar while reducing patients' surgical burden and the related loss of blood and healthy tissue associated with escharectomy.5

“MediWound is excited to partner with Vericel, a company that shares our commitment to bringing innovative therapies to the market to meet the needs of burn patients,” said Stephen T. Wills, Chairman of MediWound. “Vericel’s proven track record of commercializing novel products and changing standard of care, as well as their strong history with the burn community, gives us confidence that they are the ideal partner to realize the full potential of NexoBrid in North America.”

The U.S. Biologics License Application (BLA) currently is targeted for submission to the FDA in the fourth quarter of 2019 based on the acute primary, secondary and safety data, with the analysis of the twelve-month safety follow-up data submitted during the BLA review and the twenty-four month safety follow-up data submitted as a BLA supplement, subject to FDA concurrence at a pre-BLA meeting planned for the first half of 2019.

For more information on this transaction please refer to the Form 8-K filed today with the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

About Vericel Corporation
Vericel is a leader in advanced cell therapies for the sports medicine and severe burn care markets. The company markets two cell therapy products in the United States. MACI® (autologous cultured chondrocytes on porcine collagen membrane) is an autologous cellularized scaffold product indicated for the repair of symptomatic, single or multiple full-thickness cartilage defects of the knee with or without bone involvement in adults. Epicel® (cultured epidermal autografts) is a permanent skin replacement for the treatment of patients with deep dermal or full thickness burns greater than or equal to 30% of total body surface area. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.vcel.com.

About BARDA
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides an integrated, systematic approach to the development and purchase of the necessary vaccines, drugs, therapies and diagnostic tools for public health medical emergencies. Funding and support for development of NexoBrid has been provided by BARDA, under the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), under ongoing USG Contract No. HHSO100201500035C and HHSO100201800023C.

Epicel® and MACI® are registered trademarks of Vericel Corporation. © 2019 Vericel Corporation. All rights reserved.

NexoBrid® is a registered trademark of MediWound Ltd. and is used under license to Vericel Corporation.

This document contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements concerning anticipated progress, objectives and expectations regarding the commercial potential of Vericel products, intended product development, clinical activity timing, regulatory process, and objectives and expectations regarding our company described herein, all of which involve certain risks and uncertainties. These statements are often, but are not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as "anticipates," "intends," "estimates," "plans," "expects," "we believe," “targeted” and similar words or phrases, or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "potential," "can continue," "could," "may," or similar expressions. Actual results may differ significantly from the expectations contained in the forward-looking statements. Among the factors that may result in differences are the inherent uncertainties associated with timing and conduct of clinical trial and product development activities, timing or likelihood of regulatory submissions or approvals, availability of funding from BARDA, potential payments under the license and supply agreements, growth in revenue, profit and margins, impact to adjusted EBITDA, estimating the commercial potential of our products and product candidates, increasing market penetration for Epicel, competitive developments, market demand for our products and product candidates, product performance, and our ability to supply or meet customer demand for our products. These and other significant factors are discussed in greater detail in Vericel's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on February 26, 2019, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings with the SEC. These forward-looking statements reflect management's current views and Vericel does not undertake to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect a change in its views or events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release except as required by law.

References

  • American Burn Association - ameriburn.org.

  • investors.vcel.com

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    To: richardred who wrote (6039)5/26/2021 9:07:21 AM
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    Added to MDWD yesterday. The fear of an impending delay of NexoBrid linger. However Hypothetically maybe they can find a new partner for phase two candidate EscharEx. Partners such as Smith&Nephew or GSK ?

    smith-nephew.com
    gsk.com

    P.S. Interesting new application candidate in very early stages.

    The phase II investigator-initiated trial is an open-label study, designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of MWPC005 in removing non-melanoma skin cancer and pre-cancerous lesions (e.g. actinic keratosis, BCC and squama cell carcinoma) in up to 50 patients.

    About MWPC005

    MWPC005, is a topically applied biological product candidate based on the same active substance as in NexoBrid® and EscharEx® products, a concentrate of proteolytic enzymes enriched in Bromelain. MWPC005 is based on a proprietary formulation, designed to ease self-administration by the patients. The clinical development plan of MWPC005 is supported by the results from several toxicological and other preclinical studies, as well as the vast clinical experience from NexoBrid and EscharEx, which share the same active substance.

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    To: richardred who wrote (6039)6/11/2021 11:09:54 AM
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    Added to ENZ today after the recently announced good earnings were scoffed on. The retained investment bankers Cain brothers made a recent transaction with Quest.-DGX With over a billion in cash. I'm sure they have money left over from the Quest transaction should they be interested in ENZ?

    Cain brothers recently completed this transaction. Mercy has sold its Outreach Laboratory Services business to Quest Diagnostics.

    cainbrothers.com/transactio...

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    To: richardred who wrote (6042)6/11/2021 11:13:32 AM
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    Took some profit on MDWD today. Still holding shares.

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